Do you use Skype? Are you a gamer and play games a lot? If both are true, we believe that you are communicating a lot with your gaming friends, and most often you use applications like Skype and TeamSpeak that are VoIP services. However, Skype isn’t suitable for gamers, while TeamSpeak isn’t free and there is no reason to pay to communicate with someone when there are free solutions.
On the other hand, have you ever heard of Discord? It’s one of the best and most popular voice and text chat services currently, user-friendly and mostly used by gamers to communicate with each other which is very useful for large groups. So far, this service has over 90 million users and the number continues to grow.
How to get started on Discord?
To get started on Discord, you need to register on their official site by creating your Discord account. After that, you can use Discord as a downloadable app for Windows or Mac, or you can simply use it through your web browser. We have to mention that the version you use via search engines has several limitations, so it may be a better solution to download the app.
The next step is to create a Discord server also called a guild or join an existing community. You can invite someone to join or someone can invite you through invitation codes. Once set up, you are ready to communicate with your gaming friends around the world. We must also emphasize that Discord is excellent in both cases, regardless of whether the group using the server is small or large. It just works perfectly.
What are Discord Bots?
So, Discord can be used by a large number of people. One of the most useful things this service has to offer is Discord bots. However, what are Discord bots? Quite simply, these are third-party tools that improve server functionality. You can even find a list of bots officially approved by Discord on their official site and one very good and popular is ProBot.io which has more than 2.5 million users. There are several different types of bots, and these include the moderation bots, which are most often used to moderate the server automatically. For example, if one of the users tries to spam, this bot can help you ban it automatically.
In addition to the moderation bot, there are also music bots that allow you to play music from some of the popular streaming platforms like YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc. Also, there are chatbots that allow you to easily communicate with other gamers on the server. The best thing about Discord bots is that error is almost impossible. The only problem can be if the bot code isn’t written correctly. Also, you can write your own bots and fully adapt it to your needs. The options are unlimited, and bots support different programming languages like C++, Java, and Python.
Who uses Discord Bots?
As we said, Discord service is very popular among gamers and they use it the most. Fortnite, Minecraft, and PUBG communities are currently very popular with several hundreds of thousands of users.