New update reminds me of iMessage...
Don’t get me wrong, I love Discord, but ever since the update that made the text box cluttered with so many buttons, I feel like the app lost some of its uniqueness (and gained more glitches, at least with my phone). It feels like iMessages and the text box feels so small when I write because I can only get five or six words to a line when I used to get the entire width of my phone screen besides where the “send” button was (the one that didn’t used to be so obnoxious). I guess you could say I miss the simplicity of the chat box.
Also, the movement of the it when you click into the text box versus when you click out glitches on me and makes the whole app slow when switching between chats, channels, or servers. Everything lags behind and it gets to be pretty annoying.
One thing I absolutely love, though, is that when you type something, but let’s say your phone dies (like mine did twice), Discord saves what you wrote in the chat box! I have been saved so many times by that feature. Discord is a great app and I use it for so many things, but I also write a lot on it, so what I wrote affects me the way it might not affect others. The 2,000 character limit can get a bit irritating, too, so I wish there was a way you could switch the limit off, but I’ve found ways to work around it so it’s not an immediate issue. Overall, I love Discord, but I miss some things from its “Dark Ages,” as they called it.
Pretty good... needs bug fixes
I’ve had discord since 2017 and recently this new integrated phone call update has been messing with my voice chats so I’ve turn them off... yet whenever I’m in a public voice chat in handheld mode, the phone automatically dims the screen but in doing so, I often exit the call. I’m not sure if those two are related but this is a reoccurring problem for me. A new issue along with the recent update that I’ve encountered is when I’m uploading images. Whenever I upload an image the image will send, however, the screen will freeze and show the upload progress bar fully loaded and the image I’ve sent, while not allowing me to scroll up ie there’s just a blank screen when I scroll up and the bar and image I sent. Whenever I try to go to a different channel or even direct messages or a new server the blank screen of death follows me there too! This usually fixes when I restart the app but I can’t say the same for the voice call bug. Another issue I’ve encountered is with the direct messages tab. Whenever I send a message, for whatever reason, sometimes the tab bar has a mind of its own and will redirect me to a separate screen such as message history and friends, whilst also having the direct message I was in open, so the bottom message bar just shows but I can’t exit the screen I was directed to unless I restart the app. Hope this is patched soon. Overall, great app and no issues!
Spoiler Alert: There are No Spoilers...
I love the app, great to talk to my friends and everything, service is improving with each update and I’m able to find different chats easily enough. When it comes to discussing subjects like books or movies, though, I want to make sure that I’d have a spoiler tag to hide the words or image so people who don’t want to be spoiled stay spoiler-free. Problem is, through research when I couldn’t find it, there is no way to make a picture or sentence “spoiler hidden”, which ends up having me to avoid any postings or talk about movies and such. Having a way to turn a picture or post onto a spoiler post would be something fine since it exists on every other device known. Also setting a custom status is also a slight pain, once you make one it either disappears after a small time or stays forever, but what about having the option to save a custom status? So that way you could have up to three you can switch between or turn off on the fly without having to delete it and go through the process of making the same custom status all over again. I want to let my friends know when I’m at work, if I’m still asleep and other such so they don’t have to guess why I’m idle. I know Discord can’t make everything happen, but some quality of life improvements and features that actually match all the other versions would be nice after all this time. But it’s a great app, still.
New display on lock screen
So discord has been pretty much great overall, I love using it every day and never really had any problems with how it looked or worked, until this recent update. Now, while during a call, when I lock my phone on my iPhone, discord shows up as a call for everyone to see and access, like an iPhone call. I do not feel comfortable that anyone can just see that I’m on a discord call; that’s what I liked about discord. I could only access the call via the app, that’s why I used discord. If I wanted to access the call via the lock, I would’ve just called someone. Now discord is acting like an iOS phone call by making a new tab appear which is also annoying and difficult to just look at and manage with other apps that are opened. There was no original issue with how discord calls were displayed, now they’re blatantly out in the open for people to see and I believe it’s not convenient at all. It also bugs out when I just try to lock my phone sometimes. It won’t actually lock and when I tap my phone, the call will appear with the new look and my phone will be unlocked. I know you guys are trying something new but this is a bit of a stretch. Discord was discord by not looking like an iPhone/apple created application. At least make it an option to remove the display of the discord call on the lock screen, it would be greatly appreciated by those who desire some privacy.
Integrated Phone Calls
Discord is an amazing app that lets you do casual conversations without the loud notifications you would usually get from text messages. It does an amazing job at keeping notifications hidden when you want them to be.
But I cannot say the same for calls. Recently, Discord started integrating their calls with actual phone calls. This means that every time I get called on Discord, it goes through to my ringtone. The whole reason I use Discord is to keep my online life separate from my personal life.
Although there is a setting that allows you to disable this feature, I still get the ringtone. Whenever I get called on Discord, even though the app is closed, I still get a ringtone. I even have all notifications turned off in my settings. The ringtone only lasts about 2 seconds before it realizes that it should not be there, but it gets pretty annoying, since it forces me to stop whatever i’m doing on my phone.
What annoys me the most is that this issue has been fixed before. The previous update had the setting that disabled the integrated phone calls, but it actually did its job, unlike this recent update. I had no calls going through no matter how much I was getting spammed with calls.
I thought this problem would be gone forever, but it still managed to find its way back. I’ve resorted to having to delete the app just to avoid the ringtone...again. Please fix this issue.
Please, please bring back the private call option
By Grumpis D'Gringus
Sure, Discord is much better in terms of quality, but by far my biggest complaint is the removal of the private mode option while calling people. I deserve a right to privacy, as does everyone else, and it’s too loud for that to be an option. Other people can hear my conversations and it’s very bothersome. I miss having the option between the two. Don’t fix something that isn’t broken please! Otherwise, there’s this constant bug with webcams/ turning on your camera. sometimes it never loads and you have to turn it off and on to get it to work properly. I’ve had to do this up to 3 times maximum to get it to work finally, which is nothing at first, but becomes annoying. Finally, (most likely not 100% discord’s fault, you can ignore this if you want) the connection seems to be getting worse. I used to love discord for the quality of the calls, but several times a week the quality becomes so bad that I have to restart the call several times to understand a sentence the recipient. The most common connection issue is definitely the that audio seems to skip out entirely for a few seconds sometimes. I understand that this could also be due to my own connection and the recipient’s connection, so take this with a grain of salt. Considering that, many times before there has been nothing wrong with our internet and this still happens.
I’d say terrible!
Why I gave this app a two start is basically cause this is where I had some really good times to really bad. Pretty much I’m not gonna lie I love the old version of discord I miss it back then having the old discord it was more easier to learn how to use things and there was less glitches. Now it’s basically so updated they do it 24/7 and the whole entire discord is just glitched so badly from how many updates there are they say each update there fixing a bug glitch and it’s not resolved I know this happens mostly to everyone not just me calls get glitched where it shows there talking when there not and sometimes you can’t even see that there talking when they are. Then there’s also this new glitch I’ve noticed recently after the most recent update and when you send a image of something or a message it shows it’s sending it to all your friends or just groups and then when you scroll up everything disappears like nothing’s there. I really wouldn’t recommend this app either it’s full of pedofiles in servers that’s why I’m in none. The reporting system doesn’t even work for all the parents that are reviewing this..It’s sad to know that we have discord that can’t even accept reports about pedofiles etc. Not to mention they have legit SERVERS that people make of selling nudes etc. The only reason I use this app is to stay in contact with online friends. Discord you really need to up your game and how you run the system and the reporting issues.
Annoying Discord calls
I love Discord, I have been using it for over 2 years now on both mobile and pc. Everything about Discord is great! It helps me keep in touch with friends and helps me make new ones! And the app is good quality itself! But there is only one issue I have. Every time someone calls me on Discord even if I have my notifications off, it goes through. I understand that you may want to be notified if someone calls you but the thing is it goes though as if it was a real phone call stopping me from what I was doing on my phone just to have a call notification block my screen. And the only way I have been able to fix the problem so that calls don't go through is putting my phone on Do Not Disturb but most of the time it blocks other important calls from family and people I know. If I don't answer or decline the Discord call the call goes to my call history which I don't enjoy. Even if I mute a group chat the call still goes through. What I'm saying is to make call notifications go through when we actually want them to and to make them stop invading to screen and to make them stop going through our call history. Im not sure if all of this is possible but if you could at least do one of those I would be delighted and give the app a full 5 stars, but for now its staying 4 stars. I hope you understand.
Please read this
From the very beginning, I have had numerous problems with this app. The only reason I am giving it two stars is because when it does work, it is phenomenal.
When I first got the app, it wouldn’t let me join the server I wanted to and said I was banned (even though I’d never used the app before). I re-downloaded the app recently because I was joining a clan and they required discord. I got the app and I was still logged into my old account, which was glitched, so I created a new one. I actually had to create that account on my browser because the app didn’t even let me do that. I created my account and tried to login on the app, no success. I’ve re-downloaded the app numerous times since then and still, no success logging in. Luckily, my browser still works and I use that to chat with my clan. Unfortunately, even when I turn my phone sideways, I can’t see all of the writing because it shows all the members of the group on the right hand side and it takes up half of the screen. Then, I have to read downwards one letter at a time and I don’t have the patience for that, especially with all of the scrolling it requires. If I could get on the app and not have to worry about that, I would have no complaints, but this simple fix is ruining the entire app for me. If you want people to use your app, they have to be able to create an account, but so far I haven’t had any luck with that.
Discord is a great tool for gaming, streaming, and almost anything you need out of a communication service/application. Yet it is lacking sometimes there is server lag or buggy happening on pc and the phone version usually just the phone version but its come along way and most of the bad issues are completely fixed. I just wish it was more compatible with certain devices, for example i don't have a great pc but it is good enough to play arma 2 - 3 with 60 frames yet discord likes to kill my cpu time usually freezes and such as well, despite playing with the prioity setting it higher or lower doesn't fix the problem. Ios version seems fine most of the time but sometimes has server lag or disconnects. But all in all its one of the best alternatives to paid communication services for gaming and streaming, and i am if it wasn't free it would be the best of paid applications, its simple you can create free servers and manage those servers with ease. btw in your update log you wrote "with relative easy" instead of relative ease. The best part i would say is how easy and how quickly you can create and connect with people so you can just get into your game and start playing. Thank you discord! i hope you continue to improve and fix this application, its been a few years since i have even looked at teamspeak and its all thanks to you guys|~<3