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Discord

All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that鈥檚 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
75 companies reportedly use Discord in their tech stacks, including Letras, bitupper, and BlipJar.

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

Discord Integrations

AppSignal, DeployHQ, Healthchecks.io, Gitea, and Pingbreak are some of the popular tools that integrate with Discord. Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with Discord.

Why developers like Discord?

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

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 63.1K views
atAlgoliaAlgolia
Algolia
Algolia
Discord
Discord
Gitter
Gitter
Discourse
Discourse
Rails
Rails
Ember.js
Ember.js

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
Gitter
Gitter
Discord
Discord
Spectrum
Spectrum
Slack
Slack

From a StackShare Community member: 鈥淲e鈥檙e 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鈥檝e seen Gitter (webpack uses it) for a lot of open source projects, Discord (Vue.js moved to them), and as of late I鈥檓 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 | 3 upvotes 7.1K views
atPingBreakPingBreak
Discord
Discord

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
Discord

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 3.6K views
atCortexCortex
Discord
Discord

Our Discord Server is our n掳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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git8409
git8409
Discord
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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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鈥檚 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鈥檚 text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
Gitter
Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.
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.
Skype for Business
With one click, anyone can join your online meeting, from any device. You can choose to meet right away, or schedule from Outlook for later. The meeting URL is personalized just for you.
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Discord's Followers
288 developers follow Discord to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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