Voice chat service Discord has now been updated with new video chat features and the ability to screen share. Up to 10 people can video chat together in a Discord group DM (Direct Message), showing off their lovely gurning faces to one another as they bicker away about who forgot to plant the bomb.
Another neat new feature is the ability to share your entire screen with another player, like a sort of personal Twitch. We’re almost at that stage now where we’re going to be able to controller share like the old days, swapping players ever death, except we’re now 500 miles apart.
It all sounds pretty neat and, well, I'm not really why there's any need to use Skype ever again now? there’s a bunch of other little fixes and tweaks included as well.
There’s also a bunch of other little fixes and tweaks included:
- Removed the weirdness where links that end in parentheses would get clipped. Parentheses are text characters too.
- Sometimes typing discord.gg in weird ways would create an invite embed. This weirdness has also been removed.
- The emoji picker button had some graphical issues that we polished. Nothing a little emoji grease can’t fix.
- Pinning two messages in a row (the legendary double pin) no longer marks your pins as unread.
- Due to permission wonkiness, certain voice channels didn’t properly show locks on restricted channels. We called Lobsnok, the Locksmith of the North, to fix it right up.
- Right clicking checkboxes no longer brings up the context menu because it’s literally a binary option and this was madness.
- When editing a message that mentions a user with a unicode emoji in their name, it no longer replaces the emoji with :textlikethis: \:poop\: \:100\:
- We fixed this thing where you couldn’t mute yourself in the overlay. Now you can mute yourself in the overlay.
- Fixed some jankiness when someone deleted a message in a channel that was previously marked as unread.
- Furthermore, any empty channel (literally no message or they were all deleted) will be considered read because there is nothing to read. It’s like telepathy but way less useful.