All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that鈥檚 free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone

What is Discord?

Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.

Discord is a tool in the Web and Video Conferencing category of a tech stack.

Who Uses Discord?

39 companies use Discord including bitupper, Kistriver, and Tools.

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Why people like Discord

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Discord.



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Josh Dzielak
Josh Dzielak
Developer Advocate at DeveloperMode | 18 upvotes 1503 views
atAlgolia
Ember.js
Rails
Discourse
Gitter
Discord
Algolia

Shortly after I joined Algolia as a developer advocate, I knew I wanted to establish a place for the community to congregate and share their projects, questions and advice. There are a ton of platforms out there that can be used to host communities, and they tend to fall into two categories - real-time sync (like chat) and async (like forums). Because the community was already large, I felt that a chat platform like Discord or Gitter might be overwhelming and opted for a forum-like solution instead (which would also create content that's searchable from Google).

I looked at paid, closed-source options like AnswerHub and ForumBee and old-school solutions like phpBB and vBulletin, but none seemed to offer the power, flexibility and developer-friendliness of Discourse. Discourse is open source, written in Rails with Ember.js on the front-end. That made me confident I could modify it to meet our exact needs. Discourse's own forum is very active which made me confident I could get help if I needed it.

It took about a month to get Discourse up-and-running and make authentication tied to algolia.com via the SSO plugin. Adding additional plugins for moderation or look-and-feel customization was fairly straightforward, and I even created a plugin to make the forum content searchable with Algolia. To stay on top of answering questions and moderation, we used the Discourse API to publish new messages into our Slack. All-in-all I would say we were happy with Discourse - the only caveat would be that it's very helpful to have technical knowledge as well as Rails knowledge in order to get the most out of it.

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git8409
git8409
Discord

Discord is used for all the discussions with our community, and discussions between our entire staff (including Community Managers, Chat Moderators and BATs). We also use a Discord bot we developed to deploy new code to the server. Discord

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Joshua Dean K眉pper
Joshua Dean K眉pper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschr盲nkt) | 1 upvotes 437 views
atScrayos UG (haftungsbeschr盲nkt)
Discord

We first used slack and switched to Discord later to stay near at where the community is at, while still be able to have private conversations and stay in contact. Discord offered everything we needed and used from Slack previously, plus the community-part, so it was an easy decision. Discord

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Robin C
Robin C
Software Developer | 1 upvotes 431 views
atEldoria
Discord

Durch die einfache und plattform眉bergreifende Nutzung sowie die M枚glichkeit schnell rollenbasierte Kan盲le zu erstellen, bietet sich Discord hervorragend f眉r die Kommunikation im Team sowie auch mit den Spielern an. Wir nutzen Discord statt Slack, da wir unseren Fokus im Gaming Bereich haben und Discord hier stark vertreten ist. Discord

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John Houlder
John Houlder
at StreamJar | 1 upvotes 426 views
atShadowICT
Discord

We use Discord for our community as well as generic staff communications. It works as a main selling point for ShadowICT as well as a central place for monitoring alerts and announcements to go. Discord

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Pascal Malbranche
Pascal Malbranche
Discord

As a community paltform for Discord servers and as gamers, we use Discord while playing to rest and have fun after work. Discord

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Discord's alternatives

  • Skype - Voice calls, instant messaging, file transfer, and video conferencing
  • Zoom - Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Webinars, Screen Sharing
  • Webex - Connect with anyone, anywhere, any time.
  • Redbooth - Collaborate with your team via HD video conferencing, enterprise chat and project management tools
  • Jitsi - Multi-platform open-source video conferencing

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