Discord is refreshing its popular chat app with a handful of new features, including one that developers who build tools for the platform have wanted for a long time.
The changes seek to make the community-building app a more versatile place to hang out, with new ways to customize the servers where hundreds of thousands of people regularly gather around games, hobbies or even well-loved creators.
Discord says that more than a third of its chat room-like servers use apps, often referred to as bots, already. The apps, miniature bits of automated software that run within Discord’s servers, offer utilities like moderation, digital DJing and basic games. Now, the company is introducing a full directory of apps, elevating the many bots and quirky bits of software that make Discord tick with a proper directory.
The app directory, which launches on Tuesday, will give server admins a one-stop shop for ways to build out