Ahoy friends! As 2017 comes to a close, we do believe a moment of humble reflection is in order.

At the end of 2016, we wrote a blog post promising that we would build out a variety of features including Search, Audit Logs, Channel Categories, Video Chat, and Screen Share.

Well… we shipped all of it! And much, much more! Even T.A.Y.N.E! We would like to thank each and every one of you for your patience and absence of ‘screensharewhen’ posts as we built and polished these features ahem.

Furthermore, we’ve recently launched some super awesome game related features including Rich Presence and Verified Servers so devs can make your experience as a player even better. We’ve got a lot in store for developers next year, so literally wait.

So Much F***king Support

It’s insane how much support you guys have given us since Discord began 2.5 years ago. Our minds continue to literally be unable to fathom the amount of support and people who use Discord today.

In the six months since we last announced how Discord is doing, we’ve gone from 45 million to 87 million registered players, which we expect to hit 90 million by the end of the year. That’s a whole lotta growing. We’re gonna need new sneakers to fit these big feet.

Check out our growth with this stylish and easily-digestible infographic:

We were also trying to figure out how many times you guys said ‘screensharewhen’ on Twitter but realized counting grains of sand is faster. 1,240,504…

Wait, there’s another year after this?

Next year is gonna be pretty awesome too. We have a banana bunch of stuff hanging from ripe Discord trees — soon to be picked and sent to your delicious mouth.

  • Uptime—Discord is usually up, kicking ass, and chewing bubble gum. Our mission is to keep it that way. Our engineers wrote a technical postmortem of the service interruption a couple weeks ago and how we plan to take action and improve our system.
  • Voice Connection Quality and Stability some say, “Is Discord Really The Best?” We will continue to make sure we are. No more no routes (or at least, way less).
  • Overlay Improvements — making it more robust overall and adding some dope features to make it an awesome extension of Discord while you’re in game.
  • Rich Presence — we will continue to support game developers as they integrate with Discord. Expect tons more games — from the indiest of indies to the biggiest of biggies.
  • Community Requested Features — We love building stuff you ask for, so Priority Speaker is being sautéed right now. We’re throwing Screen Share back into the oven, cooking up some audio with it this time. Thanks for letting us know it needed a little spice.
  • And more! There’s some stuff we can’t reveal quite yet and there’s stuff we don’t even know about yet. The future is crazy, man.

Finally, our mission here at Discord is to bring people together around games. Diversity and inclusiveness are a critical part of how we get there. We’ve created some internal goals for 2018 to make Discord a more diverse company. And yes, we’re hiring!

Basically, 2018 is gonna be awesome. We can’t wait to be there with you guys. Thanks for all the constant love and support ❤

Did I mention we’re hiring? Check out our jobs page here!