Many gamers and other groups of people use Discord servers to chat together in text or voice chat. This is free to do and can be extremely useful in many ways; you can organise gaming sessions, discuss your favourite games with like-minded friends or just hang out together. It’s not uncommon for game developers to run their own server too where players of that particular game can gather and chat freely with others. You can also find communities, clans and other groups of people that have their own private servers that they can invite you to join.
Discord is a real-time communication tool that can be used with a computer or a smartphone. Users can talk with each other in text or through a built-in voice chat function that requires a microphone and headphones to use. The software can also record conversations for later review if you want to do so.
The app has a lot of different features that can be configured in various ways to suit the community. For example, a server can be set up to include different member roles that can limit or unlock access permissions for certain functions. This can make it easier for admins to keep the server running smoothly and can be helpful for a tight-knit group that’s looking to avoid drama.
You can search for Discord Servers using the website or app’s built-in feature. This works globally and lets you browse a selection of categories, including Gaming, Music, Education, Animation, and Social. Alternatively, you can search by keywords or filter by region or language. You can also browse user reviews to see what other people think of a community before you join.
If you do want to join a server, simply click on the “JOIN THIS SERVER” button and follow the prompts to sign in to Discord or accept an invite if you’re already signed in. You will then be redirected to the server where you can see how many people are online and what channels are available. You can also choose whether you want to allow the server to show your Discord Tag or not (your handle or username).
Once you’ve joined a Discord server, you’ll be able to communicate with other members through the available channels. These can be text or voice and can be public or private. You can add other Discord users as friends or create a link to the server that you can share with others so that they can join too. The links can be set to expire and have a maximum number of uses to help you control who you invite.
Depending on the server you join, you may be required to provide an email address or other contact details. It’s also a good idea to read any channel rules before starting to chat in order to avoid any unwanted spam or harassment. You can also set up a custom theme for your Discord and upload a logo to personalise it further.