The moment you’ve all been waiting for…is sort of almost not really here. But it is getting closer! Discord announced yesterday that it has begun testing video chat and screen sharing. As of today, 5% of the service’s users have been given access to the feature. The full launch is still “at least a month out,” but the full set of details regarding how the feature will work are here now.
Those who have been given access to the test version of video calls will be able to start a video call with any of their friends or DM groups—you will not be able to start a video call with an entire Discord server. Upwards of ten people will be able to join a call at once, albeit it is noted that you may notice a significant reduction in quality when there are more than five users in a group call. Discord will offer three different views that will allow you to customize how the video call is shown on your screen. Additionally, if you click away to any other screen on Discord, a draggable floating window will appear on screen, allowing you to continue to view the call as you browse other DMs or servers.
You can read more about Discord’s upcoming video call and screen sharing features here.