Discord started as a way for gamers to communicate. Today, it is a huge social network over 100 million users. These users connect within special interest groups in countless subjects including art, music, business, education, sports. Gaming, however, is by far the primary focus.
1. What is Discord?
Discord is the only cross-platform voice and text chat app designed specifically for gamers. 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 is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers.
2. Features and Highlights
2.1 Never pay for voice chat again
The software is always completely free to use with no gotchas. This means you can make as many servers as you want with no slot limitations. Wondering how we’ll make money? In the future, there will be optional cosmetics like themes, sticker packs, and sound packs available for purchase. We’ll never charge for Discord’s core functionality.
2.2 Play online with peace of mind
Encrypted server-to-client communication keeps your IP address safe. Stop getting ganked because you’re logged into Skype. Resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built-in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.
2.3 Always be connected to your friends
Download the free mobile app to chat while on the go or summon your AFK friends by sending a push notification with an @mention.
2.4 Text chat designed for the 21st century
Easily share images, videos, and links from your desktop or phone. the app embeds most types of media directly in the chat. GIFs only play when you mouse over them, so your CPU is spared. Post those GIFs. Oh yeah!
2.5 Voice chat that doesn’t slow down your game
Designed for use while gaming, the tool has minimal impact on your CPU. Your game’s performance won’t be affected in the slightest. Seriously. It’s time to ditch CPU hogs like Skype.
2.6 The easiest setup you’ve ever seen
It takes just 10 seconds and doesn’t require any drivers or weird setting configuration. The software can even run in the web browser which is great for PUGs you invite to your voice channel or those stubborn friends of yours. You can download the Windows or macOS app for maximum performance.
2.7 Managing your server is easy, but powerful
Robust permissions and multiple channels, all within an easy-to-use UI, make the program perfect for both small groups and large guilds. Finally, the power you’ve come to expect from TeamSpeak, Vent, and Mumble in a package that isn’t ridiculously complicated.
2.8 Voice quality so clear you can hear a pin drop
Tshi app is built with the latest tech using a modern jitter buffer, automatic gain control, noise suppression, echo cancellation, system attenuation on Windows, and more. You’ll love it and it works everywhere: desktop apps, browser apps, and phones.
2.9 Securely add and message friends
The program allows you to add friends and individually message them outside of servers. Use a block feature to prevent direct messages from baddies. We even hide the offenders’ text in servers – keep your eyes pure!
2.10 See who’s talking without pressing alt+tab
Discord’s customizable overlay allows you to see who’s talking in the middle of the action. You can also adjust individual volume settings, change servers and channels, or even kick people all without leaving your game. The overlay requires the Windows Client and works on most games that use DirectX 9, DirectX 11, and OpenGL.