When you’re meeting someone on a Discord server, sometimes it’s helpful to have some of your other accounts on-hand to share some info about yourself. It’s like being a loving father with dozens of pictures of his family shoved inside his wallet, but instead of photos of extended family, it’s all you and your dozens of strangely-popular meme video Twitter accounts.
Last October, we told you we were working on evolving Connections with a brand-new experience. Starting today, we’re excited to share that we’re giving Connections a huge functionality boost for Discord users and developers with Linked Roles: a new type of role that’s created by authenticating your profile with an account outside of Discord.
Over twenty official Connections are rolling out with new functionality across the next few weeks, from categories such as gaming, social, marketplaces, fitness, finance, and art. You can connect a multitude of your passions and interests to your Discord profile including eBay, PayPal, Crunchyroll, Epic Games Store, Twitter, Reddit, Steam, Jefit, DeviantArt, Bloxlink, and plenty more.
You’ll be able to show off (or not show off if you prefer) all these official Connections directly on your profile and even certain details from certain connected accounts, such as follower count and site activity. These Connections can then be utilized by community moderators and admins to build or grant new Linked Roles that can provide access to special channels and added safety within their server.
Check out the following image to take a peek at the official Connection offerings, all upgraded to support Linked Roles: