It is a great Voice or Text (Users or Admin choice) or both form of communication that is instant. A modern IRC (Internet Relay Chat) , it facilitates file transfers as well as many other benefits.
Call it SKYPE for gamers , that is a good description. Here are some of the toms guide thoughts on it....
"If you play a lot of online PC games, you should take the time to familiarize yourself with Discord. Essentially Skype for gamers, this service is designed to help players communicate and coordinate via private servers that let you text and voice-chat with other people."
"Managing large groups of people is arguably where Discord shines the most. When you make a Discord server, you can also make seperate channels with different levels of access permissions for different users. This prevents popular servers from putting everyone in one giant message thread or voice-chat channel."
Personally I love the BOTS that can be used for specific games for many different reasons... again Toms guide describes them as...
"Many of the best community- and server-management tools available for Discord don't come with the app, but are installed separately as third-party programs. These are called bots, and Discord has a listing of officially endorsed bots that give server owners comprehensive moderation tools and integration with other apps, like Twitch or YouTube.
You can also find unofficial bots that do a lot more, like let you call real phone numbers, add server stat readouts or display player career stats for games like Fortnite. Not all of these bots are free to install or free to use, and there's no guarantee that they'll stay updated with the latest version of Discord. However, some of them are widely popular and offer very specific fun or useful extras to help spice up your server."
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