Over the last year and a half, we’ve given our little blog some much-needed love and attention. We’ve created six distinct categories for all of our posts, expanded the types of posts we make available to include articles such as Community Spotlights and Educational Resources, and opened up a new home for our Policy and Trust & Safety teams on the Discord blog to share their own stories.

We’ve got some exciting plans for the future of the Discord Blog. However, some of the ideas we have in mind aren’t quite possible on this current platform, Medium.

So, we’ve rebuilt…


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Hi @everyone! I’m Flora, and I’m a Discord Ambassador from UC Santa Barbara. As a Discord Ambassador, I promote Discord by raising brand awareness and implementing the platform at various UCSB clubs and organizations. I serve as a point of contact between Discord and the student community to ensure that we can continue growing to best serve student needs.

My love for Discord runs deep. After all, it’s the main way I’ve kept in contact with friends and developed…


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Students have been searching for and building communities on Discord for quite some time. The ways that students use Discord can be as diverse as student life itself — from hanging out with friends and studying together, to playing games and forming new clubs or societies, and even meeting new people with unique and shared interests.

In many ways, Discord is a place that replicates in-person school life. You can join friends in Voice from the comfort of your…


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With fall looming on the horizon, students of all ages are getting ready to return to their classrooms. Some of these will be real, physical rooms you can feel and smell, while others will be nothing but boxes on laptops and mobile screens, but every one of them represents the chance to learn, grow, and explore.

That’s why we’re getting into the spirit by sharing eight Discord communities with a focus on education. Some are general study servers where…


There’s a place where anyone can put themselves out there and share with the people who matter most. A place for round tables, karaoke nights, talent shows, classes, and some of the worst (best) puns ever heard by human ears. A place where the audience accepts you for who you are.

You may have seen our recent Stage Channels video. If you haven’t, here’s a small glimpse of the incredible, surprising, heartfelt, and hilarious moments channels have already experienced:

For a more in-depth look, we asked a few of those servers to share with us how Stage Channels have…


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We’re always looking for ways to make Discord Nitro an even better package for our subscribers, and that doesn’t stop with new perks and features. You’ve given us such overwhelmingly positive feedback after our Xbox Game Pass and Funimation partnerships that we’ve put together a deal with another amazing streaming service: YouTube Premium.

Here’s the headline: starting August 9, 2021, all Nitro Subscribers* will gain access to 3 months of YouTube Premium.

So what IS YouTube Premium? It’s a…


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Last December, we released the Discord Moderator Academy: a curated collection of moderation guides written by mods, for mods. These cover more than twenty-five different subjects ranging in complexity from how to do basic channel setup to moderation seminars that show you how to use Insights to grow and engage your community, and everything in between.

But as any seasoned community moderator knows, there’s a lot that goes into running a safe, welcoming and successful community — at *least*


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When you’re hopping onto a server, it’s not always easy to catch up on the latest conversation within a channel. However, it’s easy for a casual chat to sprout into intense debates, wild tangents, and epic-length round tables on totally off-topic subjects — after all, while some servers will tell you to keep memes out of #general, sometimes general sneaks into #memes. On occasion, joining a channel can feel like walking into the middle of three different movies.

Discord…


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Let’s talk about sandwiches.

In Discord — The Movie (2021), Danny DeVito is introduced to the weird, wacky, and wonderful world of Discord. You may have noticed an interesting prop at the beginning of the film:

Danny helps himself (and doesn’t want to let go of) a sandwich laid out for his convenience. You may spot the same bready snack in Discord art from time to time. …


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A note from Tanya (she/her & they/them) and Alex (he/him), leaders of the Pride Employee Resource Group at Discord:

At Discord, Pride Month is always a time to take action for the LGBTQIA2S+ community. This year was especially eventful: we kicked off June with our annual donation drive supporting GLSEN, launched a new Pronoun Bot, painted the walls of San Francisco, and helped spotlight over a dozen Pride-focused Stage Channel events held by our communities.

By the end of…

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