Discord – Social Media for Gamers

Discord. What is it?

Discord is described by Wikipedia as “…a freeware proprietary VoIP application designed for gaming communities.” But the official site describes it as such;

It’s time to ditch Skype and TeamSpeak.

All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype. Simplify your life.


Discord can be accessed through a browser, or through a program that you install on your computer. And possibly the best feature is that it’s free! While there is an option to subscribe to Discord Nitro, Discord can work perfectly fine without it. Other features include; the ability to join/create up to 100 servers for free, and integrations with other popular services including but not limited to; Steam, Twitch, Skype and Reddit.

Personally, I love Discord, and have been a Avid member since March 1st 2016, so just over one year. This service gives me everything I would need; servers, text and voice chat, and no payment required. This also fits non-gamers, as I’m apart of roleplay, Twitch and writing servers as well as gaming-focused ones.

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