These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy. Our emails are made to shine in your inbox, with something fresh every morning, afternoon, and weekend. Discord, the popular chat platform that rose to prominence with gamers, could soon have a new owner. And its reported sale price demonstrates how important tech giants believe it is to have more exposure to young consumers. Discord and Microsoft both declined to comment. Founded in , Discord was originally created to help gamers communicate with friends while playing video games. It provides video, voice, and text chat options to users for free.
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Discord is freemium application available on pc, mac, and mobile devices, all you have to do to get started is download the application and create a free account. Although the base model is free, there are upgrades, or "boosts" in the Discord world, such as a Nitro Boosts and a Server Boosts. Nitro boosts effect your own account only , but it moves with you to every server you are a member of.
Discord is a VoIP , instant messaging and digital distribution platform designed for creating communities. Users communicate with voice calls , video calls , text messaging , media and files in private chats or as part of communities called "servers". As of December [update] , the service has over million monthly active users. The concept of Discord came from Jason Citron, who had founded OpenFeint , a social gaming platform for mobile games, and Stanislav Vishnevsky, who had founded Guildwork , another social gaming platform. This led to the development of a chat service with a focus on user friendliness with minimal impact to performance. Discord was publicly released in May under the domain name discordapp. The company benefited from relationships with Twitch streamers and subreddit communities for Diablo and World of Warcraft. Microsoft announced in April that it will provide Discord support for Xbox Live users, allowing them to link their Discord and Xbox Live accounts so that they can connect with their Xbox Live friends list through Discord. In March , Discord changed its motto from "Chat for Gamers" to "Chat for Communities and Friends", and introduced server templates.