How to use Discord from browser on PC? What is it and what is it for?

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In recent years, video games have ceased to be spaces exclusively for individual recreation for millions of people around the world. They have become a space for digital socialization like any other social network.

The birth of Discord

In 2015 and with a view to following this trend of socialization in the gamer community, Discord was born. This platform is available for mobile devices with systems operational Android and iOS , having a computer version using operating systems Windows, MacOS and Linux .

What is Discord?

Of Discord's comparisons to other communication , many find a similarity to Skype. Due to the different tools it offers to its users such as text messages, voice messages and video calls or videoconferencing.

Something that can make this application even more attractive is the ability to maintain contact with the player or players even when they are playing a game of a video game using voice tools or video conferencing.

Using Discord on PC

To start living the incredible experience between games and communication with people from all over the world, the first thing to do is to complete the registration process via the web version, by entering the portal

  • Once you have entered the Discord website, you should find the "Sign in" option in the top right of the screen.
  • A new window will appear and, just below another login button, you will see the link to register.
  • The rest of the process is quite simple, you just have to provide information regarding your email, the username you want for your profile and your account password.
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    Create your server

    With your registered account, you don't need much more to start enjoying the services of this platform. What remains, at this point, is to learn how to create or join a server . First of all, create:

    1. You will be able to see a plus "(+)" sign on the left side of the screen.
    2. By clicking on this sign, a new window will appear with options to create or join a server. In this case, click "Create".
    3. Name your server.
    4. Select the region (although it is usually selected automatically).
  • Add an icon.
  • When you hit the create button, a box will appear with the link or your server code to start inviting all your friends. This code will expire the next day, although you can check the box so it never expires.

    Join a server

    Just in case you want log into an existing server , the process will initially be similar to the previous one. With the exception, of course, that this time you'll click the option to join instead of create.

    • You will find a window that will ask you for the invitation code to be able to join the server.
    • However, if you don't have an invite code, you can visit sites like,,, and to generate invite codes.

    Do I have to pay to use Discord?

    All this communication service seems to be quite complete so far, it has very interesting tools for the whole community of players. The interface is very easy to use and entertainment is guaranteed.

    But ... do you have to pay something? Luckily, Discord is a completely free communication service , so you can enjoy all its tools without having to debit any credit card directly.

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    Operation on cell phones

    On the Google App Store, the mobile version on Discord has an excellent score of 4,2 / 5 and over 100 million installs. Its weight is 63 MB, it may seem heavy, but compared to other applications it keeps a good size.

    While in AppStore it has a much higher reputation, with 4.8 / 5. Application size is also something that varies on this platform (just over 118MB).

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