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Discord

Discord 0.0.298

All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone. Stop paying for TeamSpeak servers and hassling with Skype. Simplify your life.

Windows/macOS/Android/iOS
Freeware
51.8 MB
3,720
4.7 17 votes

Discord is the only cross-platform voice and text chat app designed specifically for gamers.

With the Discord Android app you can stay connected to all your Discord voice and text chat channels even while AFK. It is perfect for chatting with team members, seeing who is playing online, and catching up on text conversations you may have missed.

Download Discord and experience modern game chat:

  • Voice chat: Join voice channels and chat with your group
  • Real-time messaging: Share video, images, and text in rich chat
  • Push notifications: Never miss a thing with @mentions and direct messages
  • Instant Invite: Easily add friends to your voice server by sharing the Instant Invite link
  • Direct messages: Send one-to-one private messages
  • Multiple server support: Manage all your game chat groups in one client
  • Organizable channels: Keep discussions on topic through structured communication

What's New:

The Goods

  • Audit Logs are here so you can know who what when where and why your admins did a thing. Cross that off the “whenplz” list.
  • Fancy new settings UI because the other one wasn’t gonna work moving forward. Sometimes you really gotta froth the f**k out of something to get the best brew.
  • Fortunately, the logout button is now easy to find in the new settings. Reclaiming your soul is easier than ever!
  • Message sound is no longer bound to desktop notifications being on. Get your beeps without your sweeps.
  • Windows desktop notifications* should now always take you to the right message. All it took was a 12 step program.
  • Desktop notifications clear automatically when clicking on the related Discord channel instead of the notification (for Windows this requires Creator’s update due to a Windows bug).
  • Push notifications are smarter. You will now only receive a max of three notifications when a channel, server, or group DM begins talking because you really don’t need to hear Blake and Mikey talk about high performance cars for an hour (you’ll still get any @mentions thrown your way). This resets after ten minutes of no one talking or if you come back online.
  • Friend requests and suggestions put on a sweet pair of sunglasses and are now respected by your desktop notification settings.
  • Right click and invite to server now always works :) hehehehe

Extracting link information has never been sexier. For example:

  • Tweets look nicer.
  • XKCD is supported.
  • Favorite GIF services should embed faster.
  • Content is better sanitized from many sites. Less icky.
  • NSFW Channels now exist. Please mark your NSFW zones. The explicit content filter will only remove illegal content in these channels.

Android Stuff

  • Added a sick nasty emoji picker with custom emojis and emoji search it’s really slick, AndyG bled for this.
  • Long press a message to add reactions. PRESS YOUR EMOTIONS INTO THE SCREEN. Also, there’s a button.
  • Moderation section also added to server settings so you can moderate on the go go.
  • Our Android app is all aboard the polish train to slick city right now. In fact, here’s some more polish:
    • * Direct download images and files instead of opening in browser.
    • Discord invite links will now open directly in the app.
    • Notifications will auto-clear when associated messages are read.
    • General connectivity/stability improvements.
  • Added Privacy & Safety section to user settings.
  • NSFW channels are also also supported on Android.

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