Note: These new changes are only available on the desktop client!
There’s been some major power-ups added into Discord in order to allow you to watch all your friends’ streams in one view, and quickly switch up all your voice and video options right within the call itself!
What does this article cover?
- New Multistream UI
- Advanced In-Call Options
New Multistream UI
We've now unveiled and fully added a once hidden feature - multistream! With multistream, you’ll now have the option to watch multiple streams all at the same time!
When you’re in a call in a server or DM where multiple friends are streaming, press the eyeball icon on the specific friend’s stream and “Start watching multiple streams”!
Note: If you press "Watch Stream" instead of the eyeball icon, you'll switch to focusing on the new stream instead!
Video/Stream Only View
If you want to focus only on your friends’ streams/video, you can also click the three dot menu in the upper right hand and then uncheck the “Show Non-Video Participant” option!
Once you uncheck that option, all participants who are only using voice chat (but no video) will be removed from the view!
You’ll still be able to chat with these friends through voice call, but you won’t see their profile in this view!
Modifying Participant Settings
Within the call, you’ll now be able to directly modify Stream and Voice settings for each individual participant!
By right clicking or clicking on the three dot menu in the bottom right corner of each window, you’ll summon the Options dropdown menu! Within the menu, you’ll be able to:
- Stop watching a stream
- Mute a specific user
- Change a specific user’s stream volume
Advanced In-Call Options
By pressing on the (arrow) icon by each of the voice call menu buttons, you’ll be able to switch:
- What camera you’re using
- Your stream quality and what screen you’re sharing
- Your voice and audio settings
- And lastly, which streams you’d like to stop watching
In-call Screenshare Options
You’ll be able to directly modify your Stream Quality including changing your stream’s frame rate and resolution directly within the call!
If you want to swap from one app window to another, you’ll be able to easily swap by selecting the “Change Window” option!
You can then easily end the stream by selecting “Stop Streaming” when you're done!
In-call Voice and Audio Settings
If you’ve forgotten to change up your mic or headset before the call, this new menu will help you modify settings on the fly!
You’ll now be able to:
- Change your input and output device directly in the call
- Head into your Voice Settings and then immediately head back into the call once you’re done switching things up!