Pros and Cons
- User Friendly- Discord follows the type interface designed popularized, which is extremely clean and attractive, and doesn’t clutter the interface with unnecessary chrome and cruft.
- It can be used in browser- users can invite to join a Discord channel via a web link, which means no installation is required to use the software- which is one of the big typical barriers to entry for social software.
- Free for unlimited users- an unlimited amount of users.
- Open source and management tools- Discord has a wide variety of bots for things from air horn noises to automated server management, to leaving systems for chat. The bot API is open and there are dedicated sites for finding bots.
- Click invite system- this application allows people to a specific channel with a link. Links can be set to expire.
- Easy setup- The user can quickly send invites to people and they can join in using the web client without having to create an account or install the app.
- Game integration- discord shows which game user is currently playing, which among other helps users to from PUGs with minimal hassle.
- Supports video and text communication- The regular text channels, but with the ability to create voice channels as well.
- Language localization- Have localization foe many languages, including Russian.
- Proprietary software- Discord is closed-source, meaning their code isn’t available for inspection or reproduction.
- No self-hosting available- Discord is wholly hosted by Discord, you cannot run private instances, and all severs are hosted on their infrastructure.
- Based on an electrician, eats a lot of Ram.
- Some functions cut out and available only with the “Nitro” subscription.
- Unstable on Linux
- Not a generic “team Chat” tool
- Anti-privacy license terms.
- Can change the “Now Playing “status to something inappropriate.