Discord vs Skype vs Zoom

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Discord

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Zoom

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as many people say that you can only hold 30 to 10 people in one discord call if you were to make a server and add a chat or a VC you can hold up to 99 which is more than zoom and you can also use the text chat, general chat or anything else that you add and the best part you can hold pretty much infinite people I have personally seen servers with up to 100k people in it. One of the better parts is that you don't necessarily have to download it you can search it up on google and make an account it's as easy as that. Another thing is due to the original purpose of the website/app is that it's very customizable meaning that your students can customize heir profile pictures and names, but not to worry in a discord server you can have it where only you can change their nicknames so let's say things get too confusing or you want to be able to see who they really are you can just change it to their name. One last thing I will say is that you can have customizable ranks and so on so if you desire to split people into teams you can do so and with that, you can customize what they can do like give people ranks or de-rank them. Like I mentioned earlier about VC's you can also screen share and do videos so you can see their screen or their face.

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Pros of Discord
Pros of Skype
Pros of Zoom
  • 49
    Unlimited Users
  • 46
    Unlimited Channels
  • 42
    Easy to use
  • 40
    Fast and easy set-ups and connections
  • 39
    Voice Chat
  • 35
    Clean UI
  • 33
    Mobile Friendly
  • 31
    Free
  • 23
    Android App
  • 21
    Mention system
  • 21
    Customizable notifications on per channel basis
  • 20
    Customizable ranks/permissions
  • 17
    IOS app
  • 16
    Vast Webhook Support
  • 16
    Good code embedding
  • 12
    Easy context switching between work and home
  • 12
    Dark mode
  • 11
    Easy to develop for
  • 11
    Great Customer Support
  • 10
    Roles
  • 9
    Great Communities
  • 8
    Bot control
  • 8
    Video Call Conference
  • 8
    Video call meeting
  • 8
    Great browser experience
  • 8
    Very Resource Friendly
  • 8
    Easy Server Setup and joining system
  • 8
    Able to hold 99 people in one call
  • 7
    Sharing screen layer
  • 7
    Robust
  • 7
    Shares screen with other member
  • 6
    Cool
  • 6
    Easy to code bots for
  • 5
    Easy
  • 5
    Lower bandwidth requirements than competitors
  • 4
    Better than Zoom
  • 3
    Everyone look at my con (it's a pro disguised as a con)
  • 3
    Noice
  • 1
    Not got wierd emojis like everything made by google
  • 256
    Free, widespread
  • 146
    Desktop and mobile apps
  • 110
    Because i have to :(
  • 57
    Low cost international calling
  • 56
    Good for international calls
  • 10
    Best call quality anywhere, generally
  • 5
    Beautiful emojis
  • 4
    Chat bots
  • 2
    Translator
  • 1
    Skype for business integration with Outlook
  • 1
    User
  • 1
    Not the Best, but get the job done
  • 25
    Web conferencing made easy
  • 16
    Remote control option
  • 13
    Draw on screen
  • 12
    Very reliable
  • 11
    In-meeting chat is pretty good
  • 9
    Free
  • 9
    Pair programming sessions with shared controls
  • 8
    Easy to share meeting links/invites
  • 7
    Good Sound Quality
  • 6
    Cloud recordings for meetings
  • 5
    Great mobile app
  • 4
    Virtual backgrounds
  • 4
    Other people use it
  • 4
    User Friendly actions
  • 4
    Recording Feature
  • 2
    Auto reconnecting
  • 2
    Different options for blocking chat
  • 2
    When ending the videocall, everybody gets kicked
  • 2
    While sharing screen, you can still see your video
  • 2
    Mute all participants at once
  • 2
    Chrome extension is great to easily create meetings
  • 2
    Reactions (emoticons)
  • 1
    Registration form
  • 1
    Meant for business and education
  • 1
    /zoom on Slack
  • 1
    Easily share video with audio
  • 0
    Zoom

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Cons of Discord
Cons of Skype
Cons of Zoom
  • 9
    Not as many integrations as Slack
  • 8
    For gamers
  • 4
    Limited file size
  • 2
    Sends data to US Gov
  • 2
    For everyone
  • 2
    Discord is great, what are you talking about?
  • 1
    Are u mad u ever heard of DMs???
  • 1
    Suspected Pedophiles in few servers
  • 1
    Unsupportive Support
  • 1
    What i mean by this is someone said u cant chat lol
  • 1
    Undescriptive in global ban reasons
  • 0
    Zoom is WAY better bc you can't even chat on Discord
  • 5
    Really high CPU utilization during video/screenshare
  • 3
    Not always reliable
  • 3
    Outdated UI
  • 3
    Birthday notifications are annoying
  • 3
    The worst indicator noises of any app ever
  • 2
    Finding/adding people isn't easy
  • 20
    Limited time if you are a basic member
  • 14
    Limited Storage
  • 11
    Hate how sharing your screen defaults to Full Screen
  • 10
    Quality isn't great (Free)
  • 9
    No cursor highlight on screenshare.
  • 8
    Potential security flaws
  • 7
    Onboarding process for new users is not intuitive
  • 5
    Virtual background quality isn't good
  • 4
    Doesn't handle switching audio sources well
  • 4
    Editing can be improved
  • 4
    The native calendar is buggy
  • 4
    Dashboard can be improved
  • 4
    Security
  • 3
    Pornographic material displayed
  • 3
    Not many emojis
  • 3
    Past chat history is not saved
  • 3
    Any body can get in it
  • 3
    Zoom lags a lot
  • 3
    Recording Feature
  • 3
    En In reality,the chat in the meet not is excelent,noo

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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.

What is Skype?

Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

What is 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.

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What are some alternatives to Discord, Skype, and Zoom?
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.
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.
WhatsApp
It is a cross-platform mobile messaging app for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share images, documents, user locations, and other media.
Telegram
Users can send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio and files of any type. It provides instant messaging, simple, fast, secure and synced across all your devices.
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