The popular voice and text chat platform used by gamers called Discord has recently announced that it’s making more moves towards the addition of screen sharing and video chat features.
From a tweet that was put out by the program’s official Twitter account on Thursday, a tweet that came with a buffed-up version of the usual Discord logo, the app announced that they’re in the process of taking additional steps towards giving these features to users.
Completely free and secure, Discord is one of the most-used options when it comes to taking your in-game communication to the next level. With different channels for all the hit games where players can strategize through voice and text chats, many multiplayer matches in the top games will often have players requesting that their teammates hop on Discord if they’ve got the app.
We've amassed hundreds of new US and EU servers to prep for upcoming video chat and screen sharing. Big buffs. pic.twitter.com/06AoaCofZC— Discord (@discordapp) August 3, 2017
With the addition of both screen sharing and video chats, Discord looks to solidify itself as the prime option when it comes to gaming comms. A no-download desktop option makes joining conversations just a click of a link away, and a mobile app allows you to take the chatting on the go and shift the load off of your PC if need be.
Competing with other services like Skype and TeamSpeak, the lack of screen sharing and video chats within the program have been cited as the main features holding users back from fully converting over to a Discord-only usage. The program has no problem stacking itself up against these other services either, naming both of the competitors in its Twitter bio and even including a chart that compares the three services at the top of the page’s “Features” section. Like many users stated in the replies to the tweet, adding the two upcoming features will be a surefire way to bring in more users assuming they perform well.
There’s no release date yet for when users can expect the features as Discord has mentioned in the past that they refrain from providing such dates in order to deliver a fully-finished project, but the official account described the additions as coming “HellaSoon™.”
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