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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
110 companies reportedly use Discord in their tech stacks, including taigabot, Toasted Analytics, and wevox.

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

Discord Integrations

Elementor, Gitea, AppSignal, n8n, and Healthchecks.io are some of the popular tools that integrate with Discord. Here's a list of all 13 tools that integrate with Discord.
Private Decisions at about Discord

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with Discord in their tech stack.

Jackson Isaiah
Jackson Isaiah
student & webdev at jacksonisiah · | 1 upvotes · 0 views
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All my projects and friends communicate through Discord. Discord

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Nough You
Nough You
Senior Research Engineer at Prattle · | 1 upvotes · 2 views
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Coding talk, music. Discord

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Pascal Malbranche
Pascal Malbranche
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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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Mick Dekkers
Mick Dekkers
Back-end Developer at TradeCast · | 1 upvotes · 230 views
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Discord is home to many game development communities, including AGDG (Amateur Game Development General), RGD (Reddit Game Development), and Game Dev League. When I'm working with WebGL, they are always very knowledgeable and helpful in answering my questions about physics, vectors and data structures. Discord

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Discord has become a regular part of life. Since I belong to a lot of gaming groups, there's no better alternative than Discord at this moment to discuss with team. It has a facility of custom bots to automate a lot of stuff or simply play your favorite music during the gameplay. Trying out its new game streaming feature to see how it can possibly replace Twitch at some point in time.

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StackShare Editors
StackShare Editors

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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Public Decisions about Discord

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

Josh Dzielak
Josh Dzielak
Developer Advocate at DeveloperMode · | 19 upvotes · 253K views

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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StackShare Editors
StackShare Editors

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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Arnaud Lemercier
Arnaud Lemercier
Expert En Dveloppement Web Et Systmes Dinformations, Designer UX, UI, Co-grant at Wixiweb · | 4 upvotes · 71.2K views
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We use Discord to tracking some action and errors (logs / alerting / assertion). it's free and simple to use with mobile application et notifications

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Discord has become a regular part of life. Since I belong to a lot of gaming groups, there's no better alternative than Discord at this moment to discuss with team. It has a facility of custom bots to automate a lot of stuff or simply play your favorite music during the gameplay. Trying out its new game streaming feature to see how it can possibly replace Twitch at some point in time.

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Julien Tanay
Julien Tanay
Lead DevOps. Every day product hacker. at Dior · | 2 upvotes · 66.8K views
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Our Discord Server is our n°1 community stop; we gather feedback from our users from here, discuss about new features, announce new releases, and so on.

We even use it for internal meetings and calls !

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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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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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