Discord for Business


90 opmerkingen

  • Vedran

    Please summarize all requests for discord for business into one. Because now votes are scattered into many "give me business" topics, and they should really be sum-ed up into one big, and very important request that might change your future.

  • Major

    In theory this sounds like a good idea, but in practice I think it would destroy the original purpose of discord.

  • Jack

    Too late, we use Slack now and pay 5$/person in our company. Good app afterall. Could have been yours, discord...

  • Barracas

    Debido a Covid-19, propuse a mi universidad usar Discord para clases virtuales, por supuesto, dijeron que no, ya que todos tenemos un dominio @uniempresarial de Microsoft Outlook. Entonces, estamos usando Microsoft Teams, lo que me permite grabar las reuniones (se pueden incluir), cargar archivos en una pestaña separada (esto ya se puede hacer en un canal de texto). Algo interesante es poder usar espacios de almacenamiento en la nube, ya que son OneDrive, Box y Google Drive.
    Lo más sorprendente de esto es que en Teams una persona puede convertirse en el organizador de una reunión que, después de agregar a los participantes, aparecerá la opción de unirse a través del calendario integrado de Microsoft, algo que es muy bueno para establecer llamadas con el equipo de trabajo y en caso de que no quiera usar esto para las empresas, sería muy útil hacer horarios de juego con amigos y que el calendario le recuerde, además, la notificación parece que la reunión es ahora.

  • Shanie

    Can confirm that a Matrix.org server with the Riot frontend is a very valid alternative to Slack.

  • Tenno Network

    Nice find Shanie. 

    We found Rocket Chat to be a quite solid viable option too and its free and actively developed. However Discord business would still be a very nice option. 

  • Nonsens

    Yesterday's announcement is definitely a step towards what we asked for!


  • lieuwe_berg

    BetterDiscord is against the ToS: any modifications to Discord or custom implementations of the Discord API (using a user account) are.

    This is not ideal for a company.

  • DreamQuest

    "BetterDiscord is against the ToS"

    True indeed!

    I'm just saying that it is possible and the next best thing to an official version from Discord themselves .

    Using Discord for business as it is right now is also absolutely against Discords TOS. 

  • lieuwe_berg

    I don't see any issues with using Discord to communicate as a company. With 'Discord for Business', I don't think anyone meant it to sell your product, which I think you are implying. People in this thread want an alternative to Slack -- a better company conversation platform.

  • DreamQuest

    Well they must have updated the TOS recently then and removed the "business part".

    That is then of course good news..

    Pure speculation; but then maybe since they have removed that section in TOS (I still haven't had time read the updated TOS), it then maybe reveals theoretically that Discord then have plans to do something about the business side then after all? 

    @Mistrey Wolf
    Thank you very much for your efforts in this matter and taking some time to do it.
    I do really hope they will listen to you. 

    Kind regards.



  • Exself

    I agree that a business version would be amazing. Either a different app e.g. "Discord For Business", or a different UI mode suited for business needs. Just some way to use Discord that is more suited for business and doesn't offend snowflakes like the one who started this thread.

    But never betray the original audience that fell in love with Discord, the gamers and other not-so-serious people.

  • Mario Campello

    I agree, but what features would a Discord For Business have that would be so impactfull?

  • Keith Nicholas

    Having been using Discord for our work for a bit, it mostly works fine.

    Some things that would be nicer :-

    Have a simple payment system to get high quality streaming ( can be low FPS) for screen sharing

    Have an option to auto assign a role to users with verified emails of a certain domain (pain in the ass at the moment having to notice when someone new joins the server as it is setup to restrict all the channels)

    Private / Group messaging essential lives outside of the server, for business, it would be good if the group/private messaging was scoped to the server.  Meaning you don't have to "friend" people.

    Maybe an option to ban Gifs on a per channel basis :)  as much as I like them, it can pollute channels.






  • lieuwe_berg

    > Have a simple payment system to get high quality streaming ( can be low FPS) for screen sharing

    Either nitro ($5/mo) will give you 1080p 30fps or 720p 60fps, with Go Live (in servers) at source. You can also server boost to unlock higher quality Go Live for your entire server.

  • oerdmann

    I think the recent iterations of Discord made it a bit more serious to use, still the gaming rep hangs on :) Working in parallel with many other platforms in order to communicate with clients, I actually prefer and enjoy using Discord for running our own company.

    I totally agree with Keith on the simplified payment options, though. Instead of requiring the staff to pay for Nitro individually, I'd love to see an option focused on companies or communities, where the owner pays for boosts that only apply to his server. No voting or boosting from members, just straight to the point. That would make billing for companies much easier.

    Additional features I'd like to see:

    * increased message-length: we're sometimes sending code or logs back and forth and the 2K-limit is actually very limiting here.

    * DMs and group-calls to members should stay on the server. The current concept of a totally unrelated "friends" list is also very confusing. I.e. you can't mention the server's channels, members may go by different names on the friends-list. You need to "be friends" in order to write DMs. Especially that concept is a bit strange, when onboarding new staff that you don't know too well yet.

    * an event for "starting a call" in a voice channel. When you join a call, chances are good, that no one notices. Currently, we send "ring the bell"-Giphys around to make people aware :D. But It would be helpful, get a notice or being able to post "join this call"-messages into a channel. I.e. we use the voice channels for team-meetings, which are absolutely great. But there's no actual notification for members, so people have to setup their own reminders, they sometimes miss the call or come late because of that. I think Slack does that is quite well, where a notification is posted into a channel for others to join.

    * Speaking of voice-channels: a history of calls would be nice, also a way to post messages into this call (rather than having to use a separate text-channel). I.e. sharing links, screenshots or notes related to the discussion.

    * being able to set a different avatar for a server. Sometimes people join with their existing account, coming up with strange and unrelated avatars. While we try to make it as fun as possible, it's still business by the end of the day :)

  • Ricker da Silva

    I think that if youre company ditch a valuable option for improving their work because of a logo (whch in fact is not a game controller) you should be worrying more bout who your workers are, which values are you actually gven value to and try a transformation to a more agile environment.

    I´m also considering discord at my workplace, the seamless integration of voice chanels and PTT button sems very appealing for our noisy offices environment. besides we can rely on it for chat voice and doc sharing, chanels and everything skype for business and even slack does not work so straightforward


  • Ricker da Silva

    @Xzila, from all the jibber jabber in this thread I love, your comment stand out. Direct Messaging is really hard to use and really useful. Now that gaming is taking the realms of work, This thread discussion is becoming even more pointless. 

  • DreamQuest

    That's awesomeness!!!

    Great work Mistrey Wolf. Thank you. 

    I know there is ways to actually theme discord yourself one of my friends have done it; I just never tried myself: 

    Maybe you could apply the business theme this way and sell it "for a dime or two" until Discord actually makes and official version?

  • DreamQuest

    Well there was time when I was consider this too for my business because I do really like the way Discord works and I hate Slack with good reasons.

    But as things are now; no western business should run their business communications over Discord because Discord is China owned through CCP controlled Tencent. This mean that all your company data is at risk and you could be eavesdropped by the CCP.

    How fun would that be? 

    Discord used to display that they had Tencent, ( Website: https://www.tencent.com/en-us/index.html / Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tencent), as one of their large investors but they have now removed all that data/information from their "About Us" page with the latest updates of their website. 

    Luckily for us in the free world we have access to the "Wayback Machine" which shows that the internet never forgets: 

    Just scroll down a bit and you will find Discord displaying their main investors and bragging about that they received over $200 million from their investors. 

    So the point is; don't run your business on Discord, you're data is vulnerable and at risk. If you like to share your data with the Chinese communist party (CCP), then fine, go ahead. But don't come later and let me say: "I told you so". 

    There is a reason why Chinese CCP controlled companies like Huaway, TikTok is being banned in the west.Now think about that..

    If you do not know who Tencent is and why it matters then read this article here:

    A much better and safer alternative option exist where you control your own data:
    Instead use a safe option which is also free. Rocket chat is a open source self hosted business oriented community server just like discord and you are in control of your own data as you install Rocket chat on your own server. They also offer a cloud version too of course if you do not want or do not have the technical skills to install/run the server on your own. Their price plans is very fair too, unlike Slack that robs you fast of your hard earned money as a business owner.

    You can find Rocket Chat here:

    There is also a second very interesting alternative to Rocket Chat called Riot which requires a "Synapse server". Personally I would like to look deeper into it but i never seem to have time for it. But you guys can read about it here:
    Riot Front-end/website:

    Synapse server:

    All right, that's it...
    I'm throwing out the towel along with Discord and I'm out of here! 

    Note : I'm not affiliated in any way of Rocket Chat. I just use them for my own company as a happy user that has 100% control over my company's data and communication. ;-) 

    Cheers everyone and good luck!
    Kind regards




  • Giz Mo

    >Except o365 tools and teams sucks. What we're looking for is a voip chatroom version of slack with the same flexibility/capability with webhooks/chatbots.


    That's exactly what teams is, but also has PSTN as well as VOIP support.

    >Except o365 tools and teams sucks.


    >And that let's you chat with people outside your team/organisation/server.

    Yup, external recipients can be invited as well.






    What specifically about Discord makes you want to use it over something like Slack? Is it because it's free or some other novel feature I'm missing?

  • Vedran

    Discord is too complicated and counter-intuitive for Business meetings. If you want to attract business users, user interface must be super-intuitive, simple and self-evident even to a person who sees the screen first time in life. It must be totally clear.

    Channels and servers - business users do NOT want to know about these.

    They are interested in:

    - share screen

    - invite more people

    - schedule a meeting and send invite to XY people

    - new people (who receive meeting invite) should have super-simple and small install to join the meeting in 30sec from receiveng the invite. Even if they have never heard of Discord or have zero knowledge about it, they should be able to participate.

    I am a programmer, seen 10 tools for online communication, I COULD NOT figure out the interface in 10 minutes. And it should be clear in 10 seconds, completely obvious to a newbye. Test with newbies, test on old people, and you will see how good or self-evident your user interface really is - for business meeting.

    The best rival in business area is Zoom.us - take a look at their interface. I bet you can't make an even more clear one.

  • deonjoubert

    Although I agree that Discord is good for this, I'm surprised nobody mentioned Google Hangouts as an alternative.

  • alexx

    User Settings -> Appearance -> Show Games Tab

  • Giz Mo

    It sounds like you guys are looking for Office 365 E3+ licensing.  Teams = Discord for Business + RazRs suggestions are  Sharepoint / Flow / Power Apps

  • Undercover Stamp

    Uhhhhhh... It's still professional, it's still aimed at gamers


  • Giz Mo

    Office 365 Teams are the business version of discord IMO.


    Even more feature rich than discord with just as many integrations; but business based.  Also PSTN support.

  • The Meme Lord

    Discord was made for and is for gamers. Not business.

  • The Meme Lord

    Discord was made for gamers. Find a different program if you are against that


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