For mobile users, Discord is adding a new feature you’ll find on a more traditional social app. The company rolled out an option for users to customize their profiles on its iOS and Android apps on Tuesday, after the feature released on the desktop version of Discord in late June.
The new option resides in the Discord user settings menu under “user profile”. There you can describe who you are in 190 characters or less, including links and emojis. You can also select a custom profile color if the new default profile color that Discord assigned to you doesn’t vibrate. all your stuff. If you don’t see the option yet, come back as the feature rolls out widely.
With the addition of custom profiles, the company also offered premium Nitro subscribers the option to choose an image or animated GIF as their profile banner. The options have been available for the desktop for a while, but the additional customization features will now give anyone who primarily uses Discord on iOS or Android a way to spice things up a bit.
The addition of features is small, but it’s a step towards the chat app becoming a touch more like more profile-centric social networks. Discord’s chat rooms, known as servers, have long been the platform’s sole focus, but the company has introduced a slew of quality of life features in recent months.
Discord deployed threaded and self-archived conversationsand Clubhouse audio event spaces earlier this year, and also took on a company called Sentropy which makes platform moderation software powered by AI. The app is already a key service for community-driven voice and text chat, and recent additions should help the app attract more users far beyond its humble gaming roots.