Discord Announces a New Feature That Will Let You Join a Friend's Game Easily

Discord announces another new social gaming feature.

News by Matt Kim, .

Discord is continuing to move further into the video game social space with its newest feature, Rich Presence. Working alongside video game developers, the new feature will allow you to jump into games your friends are playing, or if you'd like, simply spectate their playthrough.

Rich Presence is a software development kit available to developers who can then choose which features to utilize. If fully implemented, Discord aims to streamline the process of joining your friend's game online through a single app. Several games that will be using Rich Presence in the future include Call of Duty: WWII, Divinity: Original Sin 2, and PayDay 2.

A preview of Discord's Rich Presence profile view.

"Rich Presence removes the friction PC gamers often feel when joining game sessions with their friends," says Discord's CEO Jason Citron in a statement.

The latest feature is meant to tie Discord closer to the video game social space as a one-stop shop. The company previously launched Verified Servers where game companies can host official Discord channels for their games and engage directly with fans.

If you're interested in finding out more about Rich Presence or its Verified Servers program, check out the rest of the information on Discord's website.

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  • Avatar for nimzy #1 nimzy 5 months ago
    Xfire, is that you?

    The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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  • Avatar for stenvin #2 stenvin 5 months ago
    I think it could be ok but I can't use it. Whenever I go to do whatever on it, it askes for my phone number to verify that I am human. Which is fine, but I'm from the UK and it only let's me put in an American number so I can't use it. PLUSS adding friends is a hassle and couldn't even add one!The red notification number didn't disappear after loading the messages on a server. Idk what happened, but server messages, friend & online list load very slowly like on my PC after updating on PC. Weird that it happens on my phone too, maybe it's the server? Get the free version from tutuapp.
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