Discord Rolls Out Optimizations and New Features

Posted by Kyle 9:03 AM (CDT)

Wednesday May 16, 2018

Discord has addressed some longtime issues with CPU, power, and network utilization with its latest release that should have rolled out automatically if you use its mobile or desktop application. Discord tells us that it is now using a lot less data and battery power if you use the app on your mobile device. There are a host of new features as well to address it doubling its user base in the last year (see the huge infographic below), which it somewhat attributes to Fortnite in its changelog. I have found Discord a great way to get ahold of my kids around the house. Really.

Large servers perform better in general. CPU and network usage is about the same regardless of server size (whether a hundred people or a hundred-thousand people).