In an official put up on April 14, Discord revealed that every one customers of the cellular app can now ship voice recordings as much as 20 minutes lengthy in DMs and on servers. Whereas the messages will be listened to on desktop, the flexibility to file and ship is proscribed to the cellular app.

It really works just about just like the voice message features in Sign, WhatsApp, or another cellular on the spot messenger: there is a new microphone icon to the correct of the textual content subject⁠—simply hold it down and also you’re off to the races. My ideas had been consumed with how this might be utilized to good natured jokes and japes, however the weblog put up additionally helpfully outlined how one can stop abuse of this characteristic.

You possibly can report voice messages similar to regular ones, and there are additionally choices to disable them throughout a complete server or restrict their use by function. I just about simply use Discord to sustain with outdated pals or take a look at the neo-forums of cool indie video games (though we want they’d cease doing that), however lots of people appear to love turning their Discord servers into bizarre, cult of character digital fiefdoms where they often leak authorities secrets and techniques. It is sensible that the corporate has to account for unhealthy conduct once they roll out a recent characteristic.

I made a decision to check it out myself by studying the textual content from a screencapped Fb put up I actually like (embedded beneath the article) that I would beforehand shared in a bunch chat with two former coworkers who at the moment are pricey pals. Unusually, they did not reply to the picture in query once I first despatched it, and I hoped my vocal efficiency would get extra love. “Determined to vary it up somewhat for the vacation,” I intoned. “Sizzling canine mac ‘n cheese sushi.”

“And earlier than you snobs begin asking,” I clarified, “Sure! The new canines are uncooked.” It’s sushi in spite of everything. My voice message equally obtained no warmth, not one react or “haha” in response. It goes to indicate that regardless of what number of options Discord rolls out, they cannot repair pretend pals.

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