Discord is a voice and text chat app created in May of 2015 by Hammer & Chisel, Inc. It is growing in popularity and is currently being used by over 150 million people worldwide.
Discord is aimed at gamers but can be used for any purpose. It has a downloadable app that you can install on Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS devices.
Users can also install it as a Chrome extension. Once the user has installed Discord, create an account and can start using the app.
Discord is a free voice, video, and text chat app that’s that students can use to talk and hang out with their communities and friends.
Students use Discord daily to talk about many things, ranging from art projects and family trips to homework and mental health support. It’s a home for communities of any size, but it’s most widely used by small and active groups of people who talk regularly.
The vast majority of servers are private, invite-only spaces for groups of friends and communities to stay in touch and spend time together. There are also larger, more open communities, generally centered around specific topics such as popular games like Minecraft and Fortnite.
All conversations are opt-in, so people have total control over who they interact with and what their experience on Discord is.
Discord Hubs for Students allow students to verify their Discord account with their official student email, and unlock access to an exclusive hub for students at their school. Within the hub, they can connect with other verified students, discover servers for study groups or classes, and share their own servers for fellow students to join.
Hubs are not affiliated with or managed by a school or school staff. Servers in a Hub are student-run but may include non-students.
Use cases/examples of usage: (tutorial)
Strenght: Most Discord services are free of charge.
Weakness: A social media site attracts also some unethical users.
People opinion about the tool:
Similar Tool: TeamSpeak; Skype; Slack.
Technical and operational requirements: PC; smartphone.