Download Discord for Windows
Compatible with Windows 7 or higher
Discord for macOS
Compatible with macOS 10.10 or higher
Discord for Linux
Discord for Android
Compatible with Android 4.1 or higher
Discord for iOS
Compatible with iOS 9 or higher
Discord is an exciting communication tool that wants to teach software like Skype and Teamspeak to be afraid. The freeware allows you to easily chat with each other via a desktop client or directly via the browser or to communicate via audio/video.
Discord: Meanwhile much more than just a tool for gamers
Discord is beside Teamspeak already for years in the gaming scene the quasi-standard, if it concerns communication during playing. Meanwhile, the software is also used by many users who have nothing to do with games.
With its servers, Discord offers extensive options for creating room structures. If you open your own server, you can open as many audio and text channels as you like, use bots for additional functions and even upload your own emojis. Up to ten people can also chat live via video chat. Discord’s ability to stream the content of your own screen to friends and colleagues is outstanding – it works reliably, almost without jerking and even when the window is in the background.
Discord: Can be used directly in the browser
A strong feature of Discord is that the software can be used directly in the browser. For example, you can invite friends and acquaintances via e-mail to your server, which they can access without installing the program. And with the apps for Android and iOS, you always have the tool with you on your smartphone.
Discord also has an in-game overlay so you can view the program’s GUI while playing.
What do I need for Discord?
If you want to participate in video or voice calls, you will need a microphone and possibly a webcam. If you use a laptop, you can use the built-in one. For stand-alone computers or if you want a better sound quality, we recommend a headset. You will also need to create a free account.
How can you join a Discord server?
At the bottom of the left bar you will find a plus button. If you press it, you can either create your own server or join an existing one via an invitation link. Alternatively, you can use the magnifying glass button to search for servers by keyword or click on an invitation link directly in your browser.
How secure is Discord?
When you use Discord, information such as IP address, device ID, email address, images, messages, etc. is collected. However, since this information is only collected via the company’s own servers, this sensitive information is not disclosed anywhere. However, the service does not offer end-to-end encryption.
What is Discord Nitro?
Dicord Nitro was introduced in 2017 and is the paid premium version of the program. For $10 per month – or $99.99 per year – Nitro users enjoy benefits such as individual tags, animated emojis, higher video quality for streams and an increased upload limit.