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If you’re a gamer, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Discord. It is one of the world’s most popular chat programs for gamers and was designed to be more user-friendly than other chat apps. It’s no secret that Discord is a popular gaming chat app. But what you might not know is how to get the most out of it. It is one of the world’s most popular chat programs for gamers and was designed to be more user-friendly than other chat apps. If you’re looking to get the most out of Discord, statistics show that it’s important to know a few tricks. Read on to know how to get the most out of Discord:
- Join the servers with topics you enjoy: Join a server with people who share your interests. Maybe you want to join a server mainly for strategy games or one dedicated entirely to Animal Crossing. There are communities for every interest under the sun. The best server for you to join isn’t necessarily the most populated one. It’s the one that has people who share your interests. If you like strategy games, then maybe that server dedicated entirely to strategy games would be a good place for you. Maybe someone in there made a map worth trying out.
- Connect with other people on Discord: Make friends by adding new users to your contacts list or following their profile page. Invite friends to the server so you can chat with them whenever you want. Find people who share your interests and interact with them. Mess around with different servers for different topics. It’s a lot harder to find the right people you want to talk with if there are thousands of servers as opposed to just a few. With that said, don’t join too many servers, or else Discord might get overwhelming. Having 100 voices in your ear is no fun.
- Get the most out of voice chat: Use voice chat if it’s available on the server to talk with others. Use voice channels to talk in real-time instead of typing messages all the time. If you’re trying to improve your game, then getting into voice chat matters twice as much. Even if it’s not always optimal to talk to teammates in-game, it can help you win more often than not. Plus, there’s just something cool about talking to people who are playing the same game as you are, even if they aren’t next to you. In games where communication is key, such as MOBAs, joining a server with the people you regularly play with is useful. That way, everyone is on the same page, and talking to each other can help win games or have fun.
4. Discord bots: Add bots that will help you out, like Funky Tunes Bot for music and @gifbot for gifs! Add bots to your server so that you can get more out of it. Bots are servers within Discord that do automated tasks for you, like playing music or changing how emojis look in chat. There are plenty to choose from, and some even let you customize their Appearance with CSS (Discord’s version of HTML). To find a bot, search the official Discord subreddit for ones people have found or visit https://discordbotlist.com.
5. Express yourself: Communicate on a deeper level by sending messages, pictures, and videos to other server members. Get creative by uploading sticker packs or emojis that represent yourself. Use message reactions to show how you feel about what’s being said in the conversation without typing anything out yourself. Create custom emojis for your group using apps like Bitmoji or Memoji. Discord offers a unique set of emoji and sticker options that you can use instead of text to convey specific emotions and make it easier to understand the tone of your messages. You can also see what kind of emojis are trending on Reddit! Shrug or ! not bad!
6. Learn discord commands:
1. Press the gear icon to go into settings and adjust the text in various colors or sizes if needed (under Appearance).
2. To certain mute channels, click the gear icon next to the channel name and scroll down until you see Mute Notifications, or mute individual members by hovering over their profile picture and clicking Mute @(username) where (username) is their Discord username.
3. If you have a webcam, press the + icon in the bottom left corner of your screen and click the camera icon to take a picture that will appear next to your username.
4. To record or broadcast yourself during a voice call, press the red camera-shaped Record button in the bottom left corner of your screen.
5. If you’re playing a game and want to let everyone know, you will broadcast just press Shift+8, and your game in the voice channel. It is great for games that don’t have their built-in voice or video chat feature.
6. You can add bots to your Discord server by clicking the gear icon and scrolling down until you see Add a Bot. Then, click Authorize and follow the prompts to add one of many bots to your server.
7. Make a custom profile: Add a backstory for your profile. Discord gives you room to let people know more about yourself. It’s also helpful if you’re looking to join other servers since it helps others get an idea of who you are and what you like. You can share your interests, notable accomplishments, or anything else that makes you interesting on this section of your Discord profile. Enter a unique username. Your username is displayed next to all messages you post, so be sure to use a name representing you well.
- Click on the checkbox next to “Stay Logged in.” it will ensure that you never have to log into Discord again after your initial sign-in.
- Leave the “Client ID” box blank. It will allow Discord to generate a Client ID for you randomly.
- Check the box next to “Display Currently Playing Game.” Checking this box will display what game you’re currently playing to everyone who views your profile.
- Choose the box next to “Nickname.” it will allow you to change your username whenever you want.
- Check the boxes next to any apps or bots that you’d like to have a link. [When you have a bot integrated into Discord, it’s going to be important that you can tell people about that.]
- Select whether or not others can send friend requests by checking the box next to “Friends Can Send Friend Requests.”
- Set the privacy of your profile by checking the box next to “Profile Visibility.” it can be either Public or Private.
- Select whether others can send Direct Messages by checking the box next to “Allow Direct Message From Others.” it is great for keeping conversations private
7. Set the roles: Create custom roles so certain people can only read messages in one channel but not another. You can set up custom roles for people in your server if you want to provide different access levels based on their account age, a specific level, or anything else. You can also set up different Roles for Moderators, Admins, and Managers if you want to have more than just a flat hierarchy of moderators.
Conclusion: when you use Discord, you have so much scope for customization and personalization to use. With little effort, you will master the use of Discord for more use than just communication.
Thank you for reading!