Discord is a chat client that was built for gamers and gaming communities. It is completely free to use and doesn’t require any installation on your computer. According to statistics from FameMass, there are over 150 million people using it every day, so you know it’s worth checking out. In this article, we will discuss why Discord has gained such popularity in such a short amount of time, how you can set up an account and get started chatting today.
The History Of Discord: Who Created It And Why?
Discord was created by Jason Citron who founded OpenFeint, a mobile social gaming platform. He felt that there was nothing out there to service the needs of gamers at the time so he decided to develop Discord for his own use. It wasn’t until after its initial release in February 2015 did it start growing exponentially and gaining users every day. At one point they were adding over 30,000 new members per month!
Why Is Discord So Popular?
More and more people are now turning to gaming as a form of entertainment. While some gamers prefer to play on consoles, others are turning to PC gaming for their fix. But there’s one problem with this… where does the online community go? Well, it goes onto Discord!
Discord is very popular because they have made communicating easy and at your fingertips. You can chat with other Discord users in real-time with other users no matter if you’re playing together or not.
Discord Servers Are The New Town Halls
Before you continue, let’s talk about what a Discord server is. A server on Discord is kind of like an online forum or group chat where users can come together to share things and communicate with one another in real-time.
For example, take a look at this picture:
Can you guess how many servers are there? Well, the answer may surprise you… over 100 million! And that doesn’t even include all of the thousands upon thousands of private servers out there either (where only certain people have access).
Discord servers are useful because they create a community space for people to chat and meet online. For example, suppose that you’re into gaming. You could join a server dedicated specifically to video games where all the other members who like the same thing can talk about it with one another and grow even closer through sharing their love of the game together. There are even dating servers too!
On top of this, however, Discord servers can also be used as groups or clubs in real life too (for example if you go clubbing every weekend). This means that while using these clubs on Discord they are not only useful when playing alone but also helpful when playing with others face-to-face too! They’ve essentially become 21st century’s new town hall and servers are gaining members at an insane rate (and that’s not including all the fake/bot users).
The Role Of Discord Bots
Discord bots are like the icing on top of a cake (or in this case, more like sprinkles). They help the Discord server run more smoothly and they also add extra features that can be used by all of its members.
There is a whole list of different types of these bots available to use: some are music-related, while others play sound effects when certain commands or words are written in chat; there’s even one called Dyno bot which adds gamification elements to your servers (unfortunately this one you have to pay for).
To wrap it all up, Discord is an amazing game-chat client that has helped change the lives of many gamers.
From its user interface to all the extra features and bots available for your server; this software will make running your community or clan much easier when compared with older chat clients like IRC. It’s no surprise Discord is taking the world by storm.