DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that Discord's rise to fame was meteoric? Since its release in May 2015, would you imagine that it gained 25 million users end of 2016? As of January 2016, it already had 3 million users. This made for a growth rate of 1 million users per month that year. If this was not impressive enough, as of August 2018 Discord already had around 150 million users. This milestone prompted investments to Discord amounting to $150 million. According to Forbes, Discord was worth $770 million in 2017. This had made Discord on par with similar services such as Slack.
Discord's fame did not go untested. Being one of the most used VoIP worldwide, Discord became a platform for ill actions. Due to this, Discord became subjected to controversies. White extremists have used Discord to plan the violence in the Unite the Right rally in Virginia. Another scandal was that revenge porn got distributed through Discord. Because of this, Discord worked with authorities to shut down these malicious servers. Another part of Discord's user experience enhancement are bots. Discord bots can perform automated functions. These include greeting newcomers, playing music in the background, and so on. Discord also allows users to change a server's appearance or theme. With a little bit of coding, users can integrate custom codes for better Discord themes. In the future, Discord might introduce new features for its Discord themes.