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Discord

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

Companies
204 companies reportedly use Discord in their tech stacks, including Iziwork, Backend, and Kicklox.

Developers
942 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Discord.

Discord Integrations

Elementor, Gitea, Netdata, n8n, and AppSignal are some of the popular tools that integrate with Discord. Here's a list of all 27 tools that integrate with Discord.
Pros of Discord
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Unlimited Users
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Unlimited Channels
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Easy to use
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Voice Chat
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Fast and easy set-ups and connections
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Clean UI
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Mobile Friendly
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Free
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Android App
27
Mention system
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Customizable notifications on per channel basis
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Customizable ranks/permissions
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Good code embedding
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IOS app
20
Vast Webhook Support
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Dark mode
15
Roles
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Easy context switching between work and home
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Great Customer Support
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Bot control
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Easy to develop for
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Great Communities
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Very Resource Friendly
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Video call meeting
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Video Call Conference
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Robust
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Sharing screen layer
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Able to hold 99 people in one call
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Easy Server Setup and joining system
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Cool
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Shares screen with other member
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Great browser experience
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Easy
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Lower bandwidth requirements than competitors
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Better than Zoom
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Easy to code bots for
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Noice
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Everyone look at my con (it's a pro disguised as a con)
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Not got wierd emojis like everything made by google
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Easily set up custom emoji
Decisions about Discord

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Discord in their tech stack.

Joshua Dean Küpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 1 upvote · 76.9K views

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.

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From a StackShare Community member: “We’re about to start a chat group for our open source project (over 5K stars on GitHub) so we can let our community collaborate more closely. The obvious choice would be Slack (k8s and a ton of major projects use it), but we’ve seen Gitter (webpack uses it) for a lot of open source projects, Discord (Vue.js moved to them), and as of late I’m seeing Spectrum more and more often. Does anyone have experience with these or other alternatives? Is it even worth assessing all these options, or should we just go with Slack? Some things that are important to us: free, all the regular integrations (GitHub, Heroku, etc), mobile & desktop apps, and open source is of course a plus."

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Rural Anemone
Head Devoloper/coder at Super Smash Eternal · | 1 upvote · 25K views
Shared insights
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I'm not really considering these, ofc Discord is better.

Right?

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I want to host an online Jeopardy game with less than 30 participants. During each round of the game, I'll stream some videos. The point is to gather friends together to play the Jeopardy game and watch random stuff. Please let me know if there's a more suitable platform other than Discord and Zoom. Thanks, everyone!

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Discord Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Discord?
Slack
Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
Skype
Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
Zoom
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
Gitter
Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.
Google Hangouts
Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.
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Discord's Followers
1147 developers follow Discord to keep up with related blogs and decisions.