The app is made for a more casual audience, and while that’s not to say the app isn’t professional in appearance, it’s focus on gaming and friends list makes it feel like a far more welcoming app than the business-first feel of Slack. If you’re looking for a replacement for Skype, it’s call quality and low-latency can’t be beaten, and the app is easy to pick up and learn right away. If you’re interested in meeting new people, the server function works well, and setting up your own server only takes a few minutes of your time.
Discord doesn’t charge you for having more than 10k messages. You can use the same discord account everywhere(and change your name for each server if you really want it). Discord seems to be getting tonnes of updates very regularly.
I was sceptical at first but the amount of stuff (voice, search, video/screen sharing in video call (you can even adjust the quality)) they’ve added in such a short amount of time won me over. I think if they target the business market more they can stomp out Slack. The only problem is that Slack is becoming an industry standard for IT so integrations for it are everywhere. The slack compatible webhook discord provides helps with this a bit (even though it’s a bit broken).
Some notable dev features include:
– Slack Compatible API layer – meaning every service that lets you specify a slack incoming webhook URL – you can use with Discord. (We’ve tested this so far with BuildKite, DataDog, CircleCI & more).
– Github/TravisCI support out of the box (with more integrations to come).
TL;DR: Keep in mind that Discord update itself way faster, very impressive from them.