Whether you are trying to play a game or connecting with online communities, it’s hard to have a discussion without at least a single mention of Discord.

At its core, the instant messaging app is just that: a way to have text and voice communication. But when you go beyond the surface-level description, it proves to be a must-have for every serious gamer and casual web user alike.

So what is it about the app that makes it so special? Let’s take a quick yet detailed look to find out everything you need to know about it.

What is Discord?

Launched in 2015, the app allows you to send text messages and have voice calls as well as video calls with other users. You can also share media such as videos, music, and GIFs to make your chats more interactive. The app also lets you share your online activity, such as the game you are playing or the music you are enjoying at any given moment.

The app not only has different chat rooms for each user. But these chat rooms, called “servers,” can also have multiple text and voice chat channels within them. This makes the app easier to use during gaming and entertainment activities, where you can easily separate and manage your discussions regarding specific titles.

Why is It Popular Among Gamers?

The overall functionalities of the app make it fit for any modern web user. But it makes itself especially relevant for gamers through its intuitive interface, smooth communication, and optimal use of resources.

Apart from server and channel organization, the app also allows you to find new communities in the form of public servers. This makes it easier for you to connect with like minded people. This feature goes beyond the gamer mindset, and applies to other groups such as music enthusiasts and pop culture aficionados.

How Can You Use It?

Discord registration simply requires your email address. You can then use the app through modern web browsers such as Google Chrome. This way you don’t have to install any applications but still enjoy the full features of the app while gaming, watching movies, or listening to music.

You can also access it through its Windows application. If you want to use the app on mobile, you can also use its designated apps for that purpose.

The app has a uniform design, comes in dark mode, and syncs across multiple devices. This ensures that you can switch from your computer to mobile at a moment’s notice without losing any important discussions.

You Can Upgrade to a Paid Version for Premium Features

Suppose you want to use upgraded features, you can look into the paid version of the app, called Nitro, which contains premium services such as upgraded file-size limit and higher-quality streaming.