It has lengthy been the official coverage of Discord that it doesn’t take heed to or document your video calls, voice chats, or livestreams. Customers have been involved this was now not the case after Discord introduced an up to date privateness coverage this week that changed strains particularly outlining the no-listening coverage.

The brand new coverage, which fits into impact on March 27, outlines precisely what Discord collects and retailer, which it describes as “any content material that you simply add to the service.” This contains customized emojis, shared recordsdata, voice messages, and written posts. It is now not explicitly said that Discord is not listening to or recording voice or video chat, however a Discord consultant informed PC Gamer that this follow hasn’t modified.

“There has not been a change in our place relating to recording person content material. Within the up to date coverage, we offered readability to outdated language that is perhaps complicated given some upcoming product enhancements and releases,” the rep mentioned. “Nevertheless, we need to be clear: Discord doesn’t retailer or document person content material with out their information.”

That is reassuring, although I am undecided what Discord would’ve gotten out of a four-hour recording of my associates enjoying Overwatch. Curiously, the up to date coverage mentions a characteristic that, so far as I am conscious, is not at the moment doable on Discord: to “create brief recordings of GoLive exercise.” Perhaps the power to create brief stream highlights, much like Twitch’s one-minute clips characteristic, is without doubt one of the “upcoming product enhancements” Discord has within the works.

It has been a fairly large week for the web’s largest chat app. Discord introduced a handful of recent AI instruments that combine instantly into servers, together with a ChatGPT-powered bot named Clyde rolling out in choose servers subsequent week. The wedding of PlayStation and Discord additionally turned official this week with Discord voice chat lastly coming to the console for all customers.