Discord Rolls Out Stage Channels, Its Take on Clubhouse

Moderators control who can speak

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The latest Clubhouse clone comes courtesy of Discord, which introduced Stage Channels Wednesday.

Discord is a chat application that supports audio, text and video, and it has 140 million monthly active users. Its servers are invite-based chat rooms on various topics, and it is popular among the gaming set.

The platform does not sell advertising, relying on a subscription-based revenue model. Its Discord Nitro offering enables users to customize their emojis and usernames, enhance their servers and boost streaming quality and download capacity for $10 per month or $100 per year.

Discord described Stage Channels as a new type of channel for its Community servers enabling the creation of a focused conversation with select individuals speaking to an audience, as opposed to the voice channels already offered by the platform, where anyone in the channel can speak freely.


The company wrote in a blog post, “Now it’s easier to understand who’s the focus...



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