Discord is a proprietary VoIP and instant messenger that can be used to create social networks. It is similar in function to Facebook messenger, but it also supports multiuser chat and videoconferencing. It enables real-time communication, where people can communicate directly with each other by either seeing each other in real-time or hearing each other’s voice. It is usually used for web conferences, where a group of people can log into the conference from different locations.
To hold a videoconference, first choose a destination. Next, invite all participants to that destination. You can then invite everyone to join the left-hand screen while the chat remains in the right-hand corner. Once everyone has joined you can chat as normal, adding friends, and sending messages through the microphone icon at top-right.
You have two options to find new friends: either you can use your browser’s built-in Search tool or browse through all of your Contacts. If you do not have contacts listed, click the “Add One” icon at top right of chat window. You can add as many people to your chat as you wish. The maximum number of participants in your chat is determined based on the number of invited people. You can send them direct messages, voice messages, files, and images by entering their names. However, before you start talking to anyone in the chat, make sure you’re on the default channel.
Another nice feature is Discord’s visual representations of what is happening in real time chat. If you click on the “channel” icon located at the top-right corner of the screen, you’ll be taken to a graphical representation of the ongoing conversation. If you prefer not to be taken to the channel, you can always click on the little “x” symbol next to the person’s name. This will take you to the channel input screen.
It’s much easier to use the microphone in chat than Reddit or the like. Voice chat is integrated into the platform and does not require separate software downloads. You just need to open the Discord web application, locate the microphone icon, and start chatting. You don’t need to set up settings with an external third-party app, unlike the default IRC client. This means that even if your browser is not familiar, you can use voice communication with discord.
The chat client for Discord bots is simpler to use than the alternative and has the same features you would find in many other web chatting applications. You should definitely give it a try if you haven’t already. I’m a huge fan, as I was able to purchase it at an affordable price. I use it all the time to communicate with my IHTB (ICU Team) colleagues, and it has made things a lot easier for me!