Discord Wants You to Know It's Not Just for Gamers

When Discord launched in 2015, the service was created with gamers specifically in mind. Chat options in online games were fairly limited, prompting the creation of a tool that has proven quite invaluable. Over the last five years, the service has evolved beyond that initial concept, as users have found several other ways of taking advantage of Discord. With that in mind, Discord has announced that the company will be shifting focus, a bit. While Discord will still serve the needs of gamers, the company's focus is heading in a more general direction to reflect the various ways that that users enjoy the service.

As a result of the change, Discord has unveiled a new slogan: "Your Place to Talk." It certainly summarizes the company's new direction! At this time, it's not clear how the change will impact the service as a whole. For many users, it should be business as usual, and the company has been quick to point out that it will continue to serve the needs of gamers. However, it seems that Discord will add a number of quality of life features to make the service friendlier to casual audiences.

In a blog post detailing the directional shift, founder Jason Citron said that many users had expressed that their friends and family saw the service as "only for gaming." Citron hopes to break away from that stereotype, and make the service a welcoming place for all. To that end, Citron also reiterated that the company will "take decisive action against white supremacists, racists, and others who seek to use Discord for evil."

With social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter struggling to deal with racism at the moment, it's good to see Discord taking a firm stance on the subject. The directional shift also seems quite timely with the coronavirus pandemic making it difficult for friends and family to spend time with one another. The internet has provided people with a number of options to keep in touch, and Discord has been doing just that for five years now. With the company's new shift in focus, hopefully more users will discover the service.

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Source: https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/discord-not-just-for-gamers/


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I typically use discord for simping to egirls. It does also work for games too!


I use discord for not only gaming but to keep in contact with real life family and friends! Its a really nice and simple app that let's me stay connected with everyone in my life at the moment, Especially because of covid :)


Well duh, but worries that Discord has been going on a downslope in the recent years in terms of quality and censorship. Reminds me of when YouTube rebranded away from Broadcast Yourself.

ifconfig Still haven't used it once to this day...

What do you use? Teamspeak? Mumble? Or are you on console.


I use discord every day and its mot always about gaming most of the time to check on my friends that i met throught TTG :)


Mary Discord is literally great for ANYTHING.

Couldn't you just use Skype though?


Mary Discord is literally great for ANYTHING.

agreed such a big upgrade coming from ts


Of course it's not just for Gamers it's for anyone that wants to use it but Gamers kind of took over it cause it's convenient for chatting on text and with a mic. Just like this site you don't have to be a gamer to be on TTG although it is somewhat for Gaming there are forums for Sports or Cars nothing to do with gaming.Its always good to have a site or an app like Discord that's not just for one thing but for as many things as you can think of so you've always got new and different people that like different things joining in the fun!


Discord is literally great for ANYTHING.


A lot of people use discord not only for gaming but to talk to friends or anything else.


Still haven't used it once to this day...