Updated: 07/31/2022 by Computer Hope
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Released in 2015, Discord is a communication software for PC gaming. It enables users to talk with friends, teammates, and community members using VoIP and text chat channels. The Discord desktop client is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, and the Discord mobile app is available for iOS and Android. The client can also run in the browser as a web application.

Discord is free to use. A premium service called Discord Nitro, which grants access to additional features, is available as a monthly paid subscription.

How do I get Discord?

Discord is available for the computer and the smartphone (Android and iOS). To download Discord on the computer, visit the official Discord homepage. Visit the App Store or Play Store to install Discord on a smartphone.

Once installed, you need to create an account and then visit a discord link to find the chat server.

Why do game servers require me to connect to Discord?

Many Discord game servers are created as a way to form a community around a game. By having their players connect to Discord, you can see who's online and playing games and talk with other players. Discord can also control a community; with Discord being a form of verification, if players misbehave, they can be banned from Discord, which prevents access to the game server.

What is the age requirement for Discord?

The minimum age requirement for Discord is 13 in the United States. If you're not in the United States, see Discord's page on minimum age requirements.

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