Discord is one of the most popular instant messaging and chat room programme among gaming community. However, most of the internet don’t know much about it. This platform is used by almost every gamer to stay connected while playing multiplayer games. Following the trend of Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces, Discord has now launched a new feature. This feature will allow users to hold live audio events for audiences. This feature is name as Stage Channel Feature.
Stage Channel Feature on Discord
This new Stage Channel feature will allow Discord users to conduct voice events with upto 1,000 active members. This feature aims at building engagement within the app. Previously, this Discord app allows users to access only voice, video and text chat features. The developers on Discord has also confirmed that they are working hard on improving this Stage Channel Feature. They shared that the main idea behind this feature came when the site was being used by multiple peoples from diverse event during the ongoing pandemic.
They also stated that they are finding ways to expand the audience size to allow more users in the coming months. Additionally, the are also working on methods to allow their users to make money from these events. Although, the team at Discord do confirm that Monetization is not the primary focus and will not be seen added with this feature in near future. Also, this feature will allow users to manage permissions along with sub-features like allowing audience to raise their virtual hands to speak in between the conversation.
Discord v/s Clubhouse
Meanwhile, Discord has recently announced that they are currently hosting more than 140 million monthly active users. In comparison to Discord, Clubhouse reports about 10 million weekly active users. To recall, Clubhouse is currently available on iOS Platform only. According to recent reports from Reuters, Discord is currently in talks with Microsoft. As Microsoft wants to acquire Discord for an estimated price of 10 Billion USD. However, both companies are not ready to share any word on this subject.
Similar Feature on competitors
Apart from Discord, Twitter is also working on a similar live audio feature called Twitter Spaces. Also, LinkedIn is also likely to launch a similar audio feature. This feature is currently in testing phase on LinkedIn. Follow the same path, Facebook and Slack Technologies are also working on a similar feature. Instant messaging app, Telegram has also added some more features for voice chats. They also removed their size limits for voice chats. Also Read: Instagram working on Clubhouse clone features, to launch after Twitter Spaces