Discord adds video chat and screen sharing to its list of features [Update]

One of the most popular chat clients among the gaming community, Discord is particularly favoured for its breadth of group communication features, perfect for professional and amateur e-sports teams alike to coordinate their strategies for an upcoming match.

With a list of new features being pushed out with an update today, the chat client is also pushing into Skype and Twitch's territory. The company today announced the addition of video chats and screen sharing to its client. These were some of the most requested features by the chat client's users. As the company rather cheekily puts it, "you can share your face or screen pixels with another person's eye pixels."

The video chat feature will support up to ten people engaged in a simultaneous group chat and will also support picture-in-picture, meaning you can video chat with a friend while still navigating other channels.

Alongside these two big additions to the platform, the update rolled out today also contains a number of bug fixes to make your experience fragging n00bs while bragging about it to your friends a little less jarring.

In order to get the latest update, users should simply have to restart Discord which should then update itself automatically before relaunching.

Update: This article was updated to correct a previous statement suggest picture-in-picture mode allowed users to video chat while gaming. The feature is only exclusive to the Discord app, and allows users to video chat while navigating other channels on the app.

Source: Discord via PC Gamer

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