Discord raises $100 million and plans to move beyond gaming

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With the recent announcement made by the Discord officials, it seems that the company is now focusing on spreading its services beyond the gaming world. In the latest official announcement, they provided hints that make it clear that the company is making several changes to expand its service beyond the gaming community.

The company CEO, says “The change is one its users have requested as Discord has become more of a tool for day-to-day communication.”

In a blog post, Discord’s CEO Jason Citron and CTO, Stanislav Vishnevskiy said, “Games are what brought many of you on the platform, and we’ll always be grateful for that.”

He further added, “Over time, a lot of us realised, and vocalised, that the gamers always wanted a place which should be especially available to hang out in the comfort of their communities and beloved friends. You wanted a place to have genuine conversations and spend quality time with people you love and care, whether catching up, learning something, or sharing business ideas, the Discord app can be used for any purpose which suits your needs.”

Meanwhile, the company has also launched the redesigned version of their official website along with an all-new tagline, i.e., “Your place to talk.”

The newly designed website describes Discord as the best option for school clubs, gaming groups, art communities, or just groups of talkative friends, in comparison to the zoom app.

In the recent announcement, Discord officials said that they made a whole new user interference with built in-jokes and being more specific to gaming. Moreover, the Discord developer has also created a  “Discord Safety Center” that summarises its all data practices, rules, safety tips snd precautions, and explanations for parents and teachers for using Discord in their daily life.

According to a recent article published on The Important eNews, If teachers are managing a good number of students and facing server issues, then they can also purchase Discord Nitro to provide a quick boost to their server. Discord Nitro is worth paying because free Discord servers can’t handle a massive server load in the most needed hours.

Discord’s audience is increasing day by day, especially after the pandemic of Corona Virus, which has increased the demand for the social networking platform. This ongoing pandemic has helped the company to gain momentum, as the company announced that, now it has more than 100M monthly active users who love to spend 4B minutes in the conversation every day.

Behind this immense success of Discord, it may be a reason that people are following the multiplayer online gaming trend that requires an active voice and video chat platform. Or Zoom App’s privacy leak issues also could be a reason for their success.

In the recent company audit report, Discord has also secured an additional $100 million in funding, which it says will “help accelerate our investment in the community, to add new exciting features.”

In the online multiplayer games, it is a common issue to see when a player loses his cool and starts to spread hate speech just because he lost the match. To cope up with these types of issues, they have a set of initiatives to combat hate speech on the platform. The new hate speech combating initiatives include several ways to find users who spread racism. Developers are putting their efforts in adding unique security measurements in software to manage abuse; diversifying its staff; contributing to organisations focused on racial justice, and offering customised services to community organisers and activists.

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