By Hammer & Chisel Inc.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Discord is the only cross-platform voice and text chat app designed specifically for gamers. With the iOS app you can stay connected to all your Discord voice and text channels even while AFK. It is perfect for chatting with team members, seeing who is playing online, and catching up on text conversations you may have missed.
Download Discord and experience modern game communication:
- Voice chat: Join voice channels and chat with your group
- Real-time text messaging: Share video, gifs, emojis in text rich chat
- Push notifications: Never miss a thing with @mentions and direct messages
- Instant invite: Easily add friends to your server by sharing the Instant Invite link
- Direct messages: Send one-to-one private messages
- Multiple server support: Manage all your game groups in one client
- Channel categories: Organize and customize your channel listings
- Roles & Permissions: Robust permission system that lets you assign customized roles to any user
- Stay connected: Access Discord voice and text chat while AFK
Have questions, problems, or feedback? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's New in Version 1.9.2
- It’s October, so you know what that means! New create and join server UI, obviously.
- Invite links no longer jump through web pages before bringing you inside the app. Less jank, more thank.
- The apparently newsworthy iOS 11 launch crash is now fixed.
- We’ve enabled HVM, or “Horizontal Viewing Mode” for videos and images.
- Wait. It’s called ‘Landscape?’ :deepthink:
One of the worst iOS App experiences I’ve ever had
I love discord, my friends and I use it as our main means of communication. However, that means I expect a lot out of this app, and when I need to message a friend or join a voice call I expect the app to work. Sadly, the majority of the time it just doesn’t. Even with a fairly new iPhone 7, which has no issues anywhere else, discord finds a way to make me fear my phone is broken only to find out it’s just the app not recognizing my headphones or crashing for the umpteenth time. At times I try to open the app just to have it crash multiple, and I stress MULTIPLE, times before I’m able to finally establish a connection with our server. Not to mention crashes once the app has actually opened; good luck trying to open a gif or send a photo from a bit far back in your photo album. The weirdest by far is the headphone issue. I for the longest time thought it was on my end, I went through three separate pairs of earbuds trying to get them to work—even trying an older pair with an auxiliary to lightning adapter—only to find that once I tested them in any app other than discord they worked fine.
I want to love this app. Like I said, I love discord itself, the Mac version is wonderful, but for the love of Swift 3.0 I’ve never had such a horrible app experience with a platform I love so much.
Do yourself a favor and stay away from the iOS version of discord; at least until some major bug fixes have been implemented.
All in all, it's a great app. In fact, I'd say it's nearly perfect on PC. However, there are some features on PC that you can just not access on mobile. For example, you can't change privacy settings to turn off DMs on a certain server, which can be a struggle for people with, uh, fans. Another thing is that you can't change somebody's role on mobile, which is very aggravating. I'm a moderator on a server and we have a specific role to give to misbehaving people which prevents them from sending messages. But, I can only do my job as moderator if I'm on my PC, because mobile won't let me change roles. In addition, for whatever reason, certain pictures refuse to upload, and it’s not the channel settings because it’s only with certain pictures (only on mobile). The last thing I recommend, which is currently neither on mobile or PC, is having some version of read receipts for DMs. I know that's probably gonna be controversial, but I personally know that some of my friends are big YouTubers, so they get caught up, and forget. However, if I was able to tell if they'd read my message, I'd be able to yell at — er, uh, talk to them about it.
Please never change, I love you too much
What can I say about Discord? I started using it a year or so ago off of a friends recommendation, and I have no interest in going back to any of the multiple VOIP programs I’ve used in the past (Xfire, Skype, C3, Steam, Mumble, Teamspeak, Razer Comms); Discord beats out all of those for one major reason: Absolute control over everything. The ability to create and manage my own channel with access to just about every detail keeps me coming back, and makes things so much easier on me. Volume sliders on everybody giving me peace of mind on how loud (or quiet) people are being, being able to voice/text mute people that are being abusive in chat, and having multiple text/voice channels is just icing on the cake.
I told myself I wouldn’t write a review for Discord till they rolled out with the video call/screenshare update on PC, and they did so here I am.
If you’re wanting a reliable, free, all-access VOIP program for your gaming or chatting needs, Discord is for you. With their optional Discord Nitro subscription offer I hope they never run out of money to support this gem.