Discord User Base Triples To 130 Million In One Year

That's a lot of Discord users. 

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Everyone's using the gaming chat platform Discord these days, and for good reason: It's awesome! So it shouldn't come as a surprise that it's tripled its audience size to 130 million registered users in just one year. Those are jaw-dropping numbers, and it seemed to happen so quietly!

These numbers are up from reports of 45 million users back in May 2017, and then a bump to 90 million at the close of 2017. These latest numbers were released by Discord in celebration of the company's third anniversary, and the freeware program shows no signs of slowing down. Its peak user count, incidentally, is 8.2 million, with over 750 games featuring official, verified servers on the platform, including Fortnite and PUBG. This no doubt helps to drive user numbers forward, so it's not exactly a mystery how so many players got signed up on the platform.

With its Xbox partnership and so many streamers and other content creators constantly opening up Discord servers, it won't be crazy to see the chat platform, now in its third year of operation, continue to grow exponentially as the years go by. In the meantime, why not stop by the Shacknews Discord channel and see why it's such a clean and awesome platform for keeping in touch with other gamers?

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    May 15, 2018 11:35 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Discord User Base Triples To 130 Million In One Year

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      May 15, 2018 12:34 PM

      I feel like this is the kind of thing I could have put together in highschool with some of my classmates, or at least its predecessor, when I had the time and inclination. Congrats to discord for striking while the iron was hot though.

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        May 15, 2018 12:42 PM

        They’re doing a lot of good work, it’s a really slick tool now.

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          May 15, 2018 12:46 PM

          And its one that went through major growing pains in its first year. I made my server not too long after Discord launched and there was a lot to stick through between robot voices and monthly outages. These always felt like solvable growing pains though and staying on board while dropping TS was well worth it.

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      May 15, 2018 1:30 PM

      I love it, for me it basically has become what IRC was 20 years ago and more thanks to how easy is to get the voice/video stuff working.

      I mostly lurk videogame and development discord servers to get up to date with stuff and memes, a couple of private servers to play with friends, Shack Discord obviously!

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      May 15, 2018 1:31 PM

      Meanwhile, today Slack shutdown their IRC and XMPP gateways.