Discord Voice Chat App Updated With Screen Sharing and Group Video Chat

Written by Stuart Thomas on Sun, Oct 8, 2017 12:00 PM

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.

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08:36 Dec-02-2017

https://discord.gg/vtewfN There is GD room. Go Join to GD room :)

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19:09 Oct-09-2017

K, can finally dump skype for good.

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17:20 Oct-09-2017

Love the marketing video.

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14:13 Oct-08-2017

lal. I can't even update or install this app. Great. :D

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13:09 Oct-08-2017

Another early adapter here, been using it with no problems, love it.....and it's FREE:-)

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12:53 Oct-08-2017

Man, do I and my fellow gaming buddies love discord. We litterately did what discord said when it was intially advertised: We ditched skype and embraced discord. It had everything skype had and so much more. Until now, the only thing it laked was screen sharing which now has been added at last :).

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17:27 Oct-08-2017

Who the f*ck uses skype nowadays?

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18:48 Oct-08-2017

I did and still do for people that do NOT have discord or TS, until I found out about discord and teamspeak.

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19:09 Oct-09-2017

I do, because screen sharing. Duuh. But can finally dump skype.

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12:08 Oct-08-2017

does anybody know the latency and quality of the screen sharing?

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13:18 Oct-08-2017

it's much better than skype as it uses more bandwidth.

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12:08 Oct-08-2017

I've been using discord for ever since it came out and it's amazing, they are right about replacing skype, NOT so much about teamspeak, but they are almost as good as teamspeak, but much easier for most people to set up.

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15:49 Oct-08-2017

You're right, not so much about teamspeak, they're looking at teamspeak in a sideview mirror

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18:59 Oct-08-2017

Pardon, REARview mirror*

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19:11 Oct-08-2017

What's better about Teamspeak?

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22:54 Oct-08-2017

my microphone sounds better on teamspeak according to 8 different people.

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09:20 Oct-09-2017

Between that or paying for the server I would get the slightly worse sounds quality any day :P. Also you can choose the bitrate of e sound on a per channel basis if you want it improved.

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20:01 Oct-09-2017

you do NOT have to pay for a server on TS, I host my own server for free, what are you on about? O_O

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00:22 Oct-10-2017

But the server is not 24/7 if you turn your pc off.

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11:32 Oct-10-2017

that's a big IF bud, I often host my own databases and servers for when I do projects, so turning of my PC is a big No-No.

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14:06 Oct-10-2017

Do you have to stay on 24/7 to let others use Discord? I think not.

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