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Discord

All-in-one voice and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone
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What is Discord?

Discord is a modern free voice & text chat app for groups of gamers. Our resilient Erlang backend running on the cloud has built in DDoS protection with automatic server failover.
Discord is a tool in the Web and Video Conferencing category of a tech stack.

Who uses Discord?

Companies
302 companies reportedly use Discord in their tech stacks, including Ruangguru, top.gg, and SplitC.

Developers
1311 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Discord.

Discord Integrations

Elementor, Gitea, Netdata, n8n, and Honeybadger are some of the popular tools that integrate with Discord. Here's a list of all 56 tools that integrate with Discord.
Pros of Discord
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Unlimited Users
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Unlimited Channels
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Easy to use
51
Voice Chat
49
Fast and easy set-ups and connections
46
Clean UI
43
Mobile Friendly
43
Free
33
Android App
29
Mention system
27
Customizable notifications on per channel basis
26
Customizable ranks/permissions
22
IOS app
21
Good code embedding
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Vast Webhook Support
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Dark mode
14
Easy context switching between work and home
14
Roles
13
Great Communities
12
Very Resource Friendly
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Robust
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Easy to develop for
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Great Customer Support
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Bot control
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Video Call Conference
11
Video call meeting
10
Able to hold 99 people in one call
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Sharing screen layer
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Easy
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Great browser experience
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Shares screen with other member
9
Easy Server Setup and joining system
7
Lower bandwidth requirements than competitors
7
Easy to code bots for
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Noice
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Easily set up custom emoji
Decisions about Discord

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Discord in their tech stack.

Joshua Dean Küpper
CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 1 upvote · 679.1K views

We first used Slack and switched to Discord later to stay near at where the community is at, while still be able to have private conversations and stay in contact. Discord offered everything we needed and used from Slack previously, plus the community-part, so it was an easy decision.

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Needs advice
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GitterGitter

From a StackShare Community member: “We’re about to start a chat group for our open source project (over 5K stars on GitHub) so we can let our community collaborate more closely. The obvious choice would be Slack (k8s and a ton of major projects use it), but we’ve seen Gitter (webpack uses it) for a lot of open source projects, Discord (Vue.js moved to them), and as of late I’m seeing Spectrum more and more often. Does anyone have experience with these or other alternatives? Is it even worth assessing all these options, or should we just go with Slack? Some things that are important to us: free, all the regular integrations (GitHub, Heroku, etc), mobile & desktop apps, and open source is of course a plus."

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Needs advice
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ZoomZoom

I want to host an online Jeopardy game with less than 30 participants. During each round of the game, I'll stream some videos. The point is to gather friends together to play the Jeopardy game and watch random stuff. Please let me know if there's a more suitable platform other than Discord and Zoom. Thanks, everyone!

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Needs advice
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OneGraphOneGraph
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PipedreamPipedream

Setting up a simple Dialogflow bot into a Discord chat server. Which is easier and free for a project I need to do for my Masters?

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Needs advice
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Vanilla.JSVanilla.JS

Hi!! I have a Discord bot I want to implement a web server for so you can send commands to the bot on the front end and then the backend will send you back the contents of the message. Would something like this be redundant… should I look into implementing this in another library to make things easier? I get a lot of useful info from the embeds so I like using Discord…

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Discord Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Discord?
Slack
Imagine all your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That’s Slack. All your messages. All your files. And everything from Twitter, Dropbox, Google Docs, Asana, Trello, GitHub and dozens of other services. All together.
Skype
Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.
Zoom
Zoom unifies cloud video conferencing, simple online meetings, and cross platform group chat into one easy-to-use platform. Our solution offers the best video, audio, and screen-sharing experience across Zoom Rooms, Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and H.323/SIP room systems.
Gitter
Free chat rooms for your public repositories. A bit like IRC only smarter. Chats for private repositories as well as organisations.
Google Hangouts
Message contacts, start free video or voice calls, and hop on a conversation with one person or a group.
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Discord's Followers
1453 developers follow Discord to keep up with related blogs and decisions.