Discord, which is a direct competitor of TeamSpeak and Skype, has conquered its space in the gamer universe, but continues to attract users from other niches due to its intuitive interface and the quality of the service offered.
What is Discord?
Discord is a free platform that allows the exchange of text, audio and video messages and has gained a prominent place due to its wide compatibility. Available for Android, iOS, Linux, Mac and Windows, the application still has a web version.
On the platform, users can create multiple servers, bringing together several people in a chat on a specific subject. Within these servers, there is also the possibility of segmentation by themes. It is noted, with this, that in addition to being practical, Discord also offers a certain “personalization” of the conversations. Among the available functions are screen sharing and the use of bots.
How to create a Discord account?
There are two ways to create an account on the platform, both very simple and fast. The first way is through the application and the second, through the computer, which can be through the program or the web version.
Discord on mobile
Step 1: Open the Play Store or App Store, search for the Discord app and download it;
Step 2: Enter the app and, on the home page, select the option “Register”;
Step 3: Enter a username, email address to use and password. Once this is done, click on “Create an account”;
Step 4: Then Discord will offer the possibility to create a server. At that time, two ways to do this will be shown, through pre-made templates or a customized one. Choose the one you like best;
Step 5: Open the side menu and select the profile icon to open the options;
Step 6: In my account, it is possible to make important changes to your profile, such as modifying your credentials.
Discord web version
Step 1: Enter the official Discord website (https://discord.com/). On the home page, you can access the platform via the web version or by downloading the application – which we will explain how to do it in the next topic.
Step 2: Once you have chosen the method by which you will use the platform, click on the “Enter” button at the top of the screen. This will open a login window, where you must select the option “Register”;
Step 3: Now, enter your username, email, password and date of birth to proceed;
Step 4: With the registration done, Discord will offer the option to create its own server, as occurs by the application. It is possible to create from scratch by clicking on “Create My Own” or choosing models already prepared by the platform itself;
Step 5: If you want to change registration information, select the gear icon in the lower left corner to open the settings;
Step 6: Under “My Account”, tap the “Edit” button to change the profile data.
How to download the program to computer?
If you do not want to use the web version, you can download the program on your computer. To do so, go to the Discord website and, on the home page, choose the option “Download for Windows”. Then, click on the program download tab in the lower left corner of the screen and then on “Register”, informing the requested data.
Once the download is complete, open the program and enter your login credentials. With that, you can create a server to use the platform. Do this in the option “Create a server”, informing the name of the group and the region (country). When finished, tap “Create”.
This action will lead to a window with an access link, which can be sent to your friends within one day. To make it valid indefinitely, choose “Make this link never expire”. Finally, if you don’t want to create a server, you can select “Join a server” to join existing groups.