Discord hits 130m users, userbase tripled in last year

Discord hits 130m users, userbase tripled in last year

Video games chat platform Discord now boasts 130m users.

That's according to the company itself, which claims that its userbase has tripled in the last twelve months. In May 2017, Discord had 45m users meaning the firm added 85m players in the last year. Since the start of 2018, the company has also added 40m users meaning that the platform is seeing roughly 40m people coming on board every six months.

Additionally, Discord says it has 19m daily active users with a peak concurrent user figure of 8.2m. 530m messages are sent every day, a figure that ramps up to 15bn per month.

The largest server is - unsurprisingly - Fortnite, with a population of 180,000 users.

"Really though, birthdays are a sacred opportunity for us to look back in time and see just how much love and support all of you have given us. It’s part surreal and part why am I crying?" the company said in its announcement.

"We want to say thank you to everyone who wished us happy birthday! Thanks for all the fan art, kind words, and good vibes" caught up with Discord chief Jason Citron to talk about the platform's exponential growth and why it has a zero tolerance approach to Nazis.

Discord has prepared a handy infographic, which you can see below:

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