While Discord has in recent times taken steps to position itself as more of a chat platform — perhaps even as an alternative to the likes of Zoom, which has exploded in popularity lately — it was ultimately designed for the gaming community, and Server Video reflects this. As well as just video chatting, the feature lets users chat and go live at the same time, so you can show your own camera while you’re streaming a game or sharing your screen.
As Discord says in its blog post, the advent of the coronavirus prompted it to prioritize helping folk spend more face to face time together. It also notes that “updates to Discord are driven by community feedback,” so we can probably expect more tweaks and features in the future, designed to make Discord a viable alternative to some of the more established video chatting platforms.
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