Discord Reviews

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The privacy policy of this service is atrocious. Not only does the company own your password, e-mail and the contents of every message you send, it also lays claim to the ownership of your sphincter. Furthermore, the Discord app demands to know EVERY program your computer is running!


So they can give a cute little status update saying "X is play Y game"? More likely they are doing analytics and datamining. They reserve the right to sell your data and the blood of your firstborn at their discretion. Even worse, your porn browsing habits and your accompanying personally identifying information they scoop up is never deleted. So if the company ever folds, they can just sell it for a mint and the next company will have more info about you than you do.

This is particularly alarming as the CEO of this company has a history of doing exactly the aforesaid.

In conclusion, if you use Discord you are a sucker and every company with an analytics contract, and therefore every employee of said company, will know you spend an unhealthy amount of time watching Japanese cartoons about little girls, waste your money on erotic VN's, and that you still don't know how to get past the sadpanda on exhentai despite trying since you were a teenager because you aren't particularly bright, which is why you're using discord after all.


Laughed with your lovely review. What alternatives do you recommend?

He's dead right. Try riot.im

Good, as a wise man proudly proclaimed, "I am a huge fan of illustrations of little girls getting fucked!"

self-hosted alternatives to Discord include Mattermost and Mumble.

It's not my favorite, but it gets the j

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It used to be alright, but I'm not a fan of it anymore. It overstepped some boundries, and added a few "features" that I'm not keen on.

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Not a very good product if you're a free speech absolutist, as they censor taboo art, and at one point tried to ban saying "kys".

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Great for communities and easy to use but for a pure voice comm app I prefer the lightweight and reliable TeamSpeak.

I always used the browser version as I had a bad feeling about downloading the client which turned out to be an accurate instinct. The installer gives not so much as an option to control install location. I clicked the executable and the app shortly opened. It had immediately rummaged somewhere to find my existing account used in the browser. Unlike the browser version, the app was keen to know if I'd like to add existing Facebook contacts... Also auto enabled itself to launch on startup.

When I came to uninstall the app, it was not listed in the ControlPanel->UninstallAProgram but in the Windows10Settings->Apps->Apps and features. Uninstall did not remove all folders and files. I spent some time hunting down all content, almost entirely in the AppData. Had to restart the PC as despite having used the uninstaller, the folders were in use by an application.
Felt more like I was dealing with a virus than reputable software.

If you don't like applications doing things for you and prefer a high level of control, stick to the browser version. If you want voice comms in a browser, this seems to be the best option. There are favourable alternatives if you're willing to download.

I will continue to use Discord as a browser-based hub for communities.

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Discord reserves itself the right to sell all your data, including everything you say, share or upload, to third parties. Read the terms of service before you use it!

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Batter secured, better voice quality. Better, just better.

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Very good UI, private, user-friendly, and getting new features everyday!


Discord reserves itself the right to sell all your data, including chats, voice and content you upload. That hardly classifies as private in my books.

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Useful for nongaming things

I have to communicate with some subcontractors for webdevelopment and discord comes in handy.

  • Its free
  • Has screen sharing options built in
  • Has slack like communication
  • Built in mic support, but you can always conference call people with your phone anyhow

There's no need to use things like join.me, skype, anydesk, google hangouts etc for simple 1 : 1 communication

Discord has all these tools built in, they don't even have to install anything to my knowledge (e.g. the browser works for them as well). Only you have to have things installed

As a side note, the bitrate of the screensharing is kind of terrible and low quality. Its not a big deal since you get the point across anyways, / can zoom into your screen anyhow

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  • Good looking
  • Easy to use
  • Multiple voice and text channels
  • Group video chat
  • Good permission system
  • Free
  • Proprietary (both backend server and desktop/phone applications)
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Great communication app that works as good for games as it does for meeting and work. Also a very beautiful and clean UI.


Love it

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It becomes better by the time. I really love it so far.

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Really simple to start a group audio chat. Just share a link and it's done.

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Really great, modern alternative to gaming voice software like TS3 or Ventrilo, as well as fresh approach to IRC-like channels resembling Slack functionality.


How is it free?

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No idea how they're not charging. It's some pretty flawless software right here.

I've used HipChat and Slack and even though Discord is targeted towards gamers, it could replace both in a professional context very easily!


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