Discord provides a social online and mobile chat platform via the Discord website (the “Site”), the Discor application (the “App”) and related Internet services (collectively, the “Service(s)”). The Service is operated by Discor, Inc. (the “Company”, “we” or “us”) for users of the Service (“you”).
we may collect information from you, as further described below Information You Provide: We collect information from you when you voluntarily provide such information, such as when you register for access to the Services or use certain Services.
Information we collect may include but not be limited to username, email address, and any messages, images, transient VOIP data (to enable communication delivery only) or other content you send via the chat feature.
When you interact with us through the Services, we receive and store certain information such as an IP address, device ID, and your activities within the Services.
The concept of Discord came from Jason Citron,[when?] who had founded OpenFeint, a social gaming platform for mobile games. He eventually sold OpenFeint to GREE in 2011 for US$104 million. which he used to found Hammer & Chisel, a game development studio.
in 2012. Their first product was Fates Forever, released in 2014. Citron anticipated being the first MOBA game on mobile platforms. but it did not become commercially successful. However, during the development process.
Citron noticed how difficult it was for his team to work out tactics in games like Final Fantasy XIV and League of Legends using available voice over IP (VoIP) software. Some VoIP options required players to type in IP addresses just to connect.
while other services like Skype or TeamSpeak were resource-heavy and had known security problems. This led the developers to develop a chat service that was much friendlier to use and based on more modern technology.
To develop Discor, Hammer & Chisel gained additional funding from YouWeb’s 9+ incubator, which had also funded the startup of Hammer & Chisel, and from Benchmark Capital and Tencent.
Discord was publicly released in May 2015. According to Citron, the only area that they pushed Discord into was for the Reddit communities, finding that many subreddit forums were replacing IRC servers with Discor ones.
Discover became popular among esports and LAN tournament gamers, and other Twitch.tv streamers. The company raised an additional US$20 million in funding for the software in January 2016. American multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate WarnerMedia has invested in Discord. Please See More Information…….
Discord uses the metaphors of servers and channels similar to Internet Relay Chat even though these servers do not map to traditional hardware or virtual servers due to its distributed nature. A user can create a server on Decor, managing its public visibility and access.
and create one or more channels within this service. Within a server, depending on access controls, users can create channels within a category framework, with the visibility and access on the channels also customizable to the server.
One such customization is the ability to mark channels “NSFW” (Not safe for work), which forces first-time channel viewers to confirm that they are over 18 and willing to see such content. In addition to normal text-based channels, Decor servers can create voice-chat channels.
Every Discord user has a unique four-digit personal identification number discriminator, with an after their username. This allows for multiple users to have the same username and for users to find friends easily. Both at the server and the user level.
Discord allows users to connect these to their Twitch.tv or other gaming service account. These integrations provide unique messaging tools within the app: for example, Discord can determine the game a user is presently playing on Steam if they have connected their account.
The Discord client is built on the Electron framework using web technologies, which allows it to be multi-platform and operate on the web and as an installed application on personal computers. The software is supported by eleven data centers around the world to keep latency with clients low.
All versions of the client support the same core feature set; screen sharing with desktop audio is Windows exclusive, as is downloading and playing games from the Discord Game Store.
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In August 2018, Discor launched a games storefront beta, allowing users to purchase a curated set of games through the service. This will include a “First on Discord” featured set of games whom their developers attest to Discord’s help in getting them launched.
giving these games 90 days of exclusivity on the Discor marketplace. Discover Nitro subscribers will also gain access to a rotating set of games as part of their subscription, with the price of Nitro being bumped from $4.99 to $9.99 a month. A cheaper service called ‘Nitro Classic’ was also released that has the same perks as Nitro but does not include the free games.