Discord is a free program that competes with applications like Skype and TeamSpeak. It allows you to chat by text, audio and also video with other people and in discussion groups with various topics. The essential difference between Discord and other messengers is in its focus, which is on the gamer audience.
How to download Discord and create your account
Step 1. Go to the Discord website and click the “download for Windows” option.
Step 2. Click on the Discord download tab in the bottom left corner of the screen and enter your email and password (if you already have a program account). If you don’t have one yet, click on “Register” under “Login”.
Step 3. After you download Discord, you can also sign in to your account using a QR code. To do this, open the app on your phone and scan the square indicated by the arrow below.
Step 4. Once you have created your Discord account, click “Create a server” to start using the program or “Join a server” to join existing groups within a domain.
Step 5. To create a new server in Discord, type the name you choose, the region (country) and click “Create”. You can also choose an icon for it.
Step 6. A link to the server will be generated through which you can invite your friends to Discord chats. It expires in one day. By clicking on “Make this link never expire”, you can make it last for an unlimited time.
Discord lets you create channels. You can manage them according to the theme covered in each of them. A gamer, for example, can create different channels (with different contacts) to handle different games. To create a channel, simply click on the “+” icon.
Discord channels are divided between text and voice. You can choose whether you want to chat using the keyboard or a headphone.
You can make many changes to Discord, such as changing your nickname, changing notifications, changing privacy settings, and more. To access them:
Step 1. Click on the name of your server, located in the upper left corner of the screen. Then click on “.config from the server”.
Step 2. A panel with the overview of your Discord server will be displayed. Here you can change your image, name, region, absence limit, channel to which system messages will be sent, among other settings.
Step 3. In “Moderation”, you can set the necessary prerequisites for a Moderator of a Discord server.
Step 4. Under “Audit Log” you will be able to see the history of all actions taken on Discord by all moderators. You can filter your search by user or action.
Step 5. Under “Positions”, you can assign tasks based on the permissions of each member and color your nickname based on the position in which they hold.
Step 6. By selecting the “Integrations” option, you can connect your Twitch account or YouTube channel to sync your subscribers to a Discord group. This function further highlights the emphasis that the platform gives to games.
Step 7. By accessing the “Emoji” option, you can send up to 50 custom emojis that can be used in your conversations!
Step 8. In Webhooks, you can create a bot that will send messages and automatic updates to a selected text channel.
Step 9. In “Widget” you can create an icon of one of Discord’s channels to place on your website or blog.
Step 10. Finally, under “User Management” you can control members, invitations made and banishments.
Other Discord Functions
You can also set notifications and set the privacy of each Discord channel. To do this, simply access the general menu by clicking on the server name in the upper right corner of the screen.
You can also mute channels you don’t want to receive messages from, pin important messages, and check the members list. This can all be done by clicking on the three icons located in the top right-hand bar of the screen.