Discord's userbase almost doubles to 87m in last six months

Discord's userbase almost doubles to 87m in last six months

Video game chat service Discord has now been downloaded by 87m people.

According to a year-in-review blog post for 2017, the firm says that its userbase has almost doubled since its last progress report six months ago. Back then, the company boasted 45m users. The firm predicts it will hit 90m users by the end of the year.

The app has 14m daily advice users, with 130 countries taking part. 1.5m new users each and every week. 9.5bn text messages are sent per month.

The firm also boasts that they're 'big in Japan', suggesting this might be one of Discord's biggest markets.

Its largest server has 120,000 members, with its five biggest verified servers being to do with Foxhole, Vainglory, PUBG, Minecraft and Fortnite.

The company has also laid out its roadmap for 2018. Discord promises less downtime moving forwards with better voice connection quality and stability.

The firm also says it is going to keep improving the Rich Presence features that it announced earlier this year.

In June, Discord was valued at $725m after a cheeky $50m funding round.  

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