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Discord Threads are the new home for off-topic conversations

Discord Threads are the new home for off-topic conversations

Back in May, Discord launched a brand refresh of sorts that not only saw the company roll out a new logo and color scheme, but also new features. At the time, Discord said that chat threads - one of its most-requested features - would be arriving later in the summer. Fast forward to today, and it looks like the big launch is here, as Discord has rolled out Threads in a new update.

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Discord is down for many – it’s not just you

Discord is down for many – it’s not just you

If you're having problems with Discord at the moment, we've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that it isn't just you having these issues, which means that it (probably) has nothing to do with your hardware. Of course, that means the problem is much more widespread, and at the moment, there aren't any details on when these issues might be fixed.

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Discord expands focus beyond gaming with fresh branding and new features

Discord expands focus beyond gaming with fresh branding and new features

Discord is a company that's been in the news a lot recently - first, we heard reports that Discord had multiple suitors looking to acquire it, including Microsoft for as much as $10 billion. While later reports told us that Discord had ended buyout talks, it wasn't long before the company was back in the news with official word of a new partnership with PlayStation. Today, Discord is back with a big brand refresh as it expands its focus beyond gamers and attempts to become an inclusive place for everyone.

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Sony and Discord announce partnership to boost PlayStation chat

Sony and Discord announce partnership to boost PlayStation chat

Sony and Discord today announced that they're teaming up to bolster the social experience on PlayStation. This partnership between the two companies was announced after Sony made a minority investment in Discord during the company's most recent round of funding. Now that Sony is part owner in Discord, it sounds like we're about to see the two companies work together on building out PlayStation's social features.

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Discord reportedly ends buyout talks, including those with Microsoft

Discord reportedly ends buyout talks, including those with Microsoft

Earlier this year, we heard a rumor which claimed that popular messaging and voice chatting service Discord might be looking to either sell or go public. At the time, Microsoft was said to be interested in buying Discord for as much as $10 billion. That report had some Discord fans on edge because Microsoft doesn't exactly have the best track record when it comes to buying up and maintaining messaging services.

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Microsoft reportedly wants to buy Discord for over $10 billion

Microsoft reportedly wants to buy Discord for over $10 billion

Microsoft already has at least two communications platforms so what's the harm in having one more. For a time, Skype seemed to be its one chatting and calling solution until Slack and later Zoom forced it to grow Microsoft Teams. Now it might be taking on yet another communication, this time with a bent towards gaming, as Redmond gets deep into talks about buying Discord for a lot more than its recently valued worth.

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Discord screen-sharing feature finally arrives on mobile devices

Discord screen-sharing feature finally arrives on mobile devices

If you use Discord as your primary messaging platform, good news: you can now share your screen with other users from your mobile device, eliminating the need to dust off your laptop. The feature works exactly as you'd expect -- you can share what's happening on your display with others, opening the door to new broadcasting options.

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Discord rolls out animated Stickers, but only for some users

Discord rolls out animated Stickers, but only for some users

Stickers are nearly as important as GIFs when it comes to modern messaging services, so it's no surprise that Discord has added them. The company announced the change today, citing its desire to give users the things they want most as the catalyst for this change. The new Stickers feature began as an employee Hack Week project last year, according to the company.

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