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Discord: An alternative to Skype and FaceTime aimed at gamers

In online team games, good communication is usually a key to success. Enter the Discord app, which promises a direct voice connection without demanding too much from the computer. 
Users can set up their own servers, free of charge, to which they can invite their friends. They can then communicate by text or voice.
It's also possible to share files up to a certain size.
Discord is available on many platforms: Android, iOS, Mac and Linux. It's also available in a reduced form within a browser.
The developers are also testing video telephony and screen sharing, although currently only on the desktop application.
The messenger seeks to compete with the likes of Skype and FaceTime.
On the downside, Discord doesn't use end-to-end encryption (E2E). The developers say that would be too big a project for the relatively new company, though they promise not to share data with advertisers.


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