Discord testing new features for audio events in took shots at rival Clubhouse
- May 15, 2021
Chat platform Discord said on Thursday it will begin to test paid tickets for audio events, the first feature where designers can bring in cash from the site, and will launch a tool one month from now to help clients all the more effectively discover live audio channels.
Discord, which developed rapidly during the pandemic and says it has 150 million monthly active users, will carry out ticketed events this month in a pilot with less than 50 makers, all situated in the United States, a Discord representative said.
The declarations follow Discord’s launch in March of “Stage Channels” where clients can check out an audio channel worked by a host, a feature popularized by the year-old, invite-only Clubhouse app.
Discord was first utilized by videogamers however has progressively extended to various communities and is utilized for events going from comedy clubs to karaoke parties.
The platform said in a blog post that it intends to launch a “Stage Discovery” feature on June 1 to help clients discover different new voice events.
A huge number of online platforms like Facebook and Twitter are working on their own audio chat services. Social media organizations are additionally racing to build features to attract content makers who have constructed enormous fan followings and want to bring in cash straightforwardly from their platform audiences.
Discord said it would likewise launch a feature this mid year called “Threads” to make text chats more streamlined and simpler to follow.
Reuters detailed a month ago that Discord had finished sale talks with Microsoft to focus on growing its business as a standalone organization.
This month, Sony declared that one of its units had made a minority investment in Discord as part of a deal to connect the platform to Sony’s PlayStation gaming division.