Discord has always been a staple for instant messaging, voice communication, and being a social platform for gamers and other users alike. The platform, itself has undergone several changes throughout the year, especially with its PC version. Now, the mobile version of the app has received several big changes that make it even more accessible than before for users. Here’s everything new with the new Discord mobile app update for December 2023.
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New Discord Mobile App Update December 2023
MESSAGES & SERVERS TABS
Easily find your DMs in one place and server conversations in another.
We breathed some new life into our search to let you easily find people, media, links, and all of your past DMs in a flash.
CHANNEL AND G/DM DETAILS
Quickly browse a channel or G/DM to see every member, shared media, links, pins, and more from a single location.
BETTER NOTIFICATIONS TAB
We simplified notifications to make it easier for you to keep up with the stuff you care most about like…notifications.
SEARCH YOUR SETTINGS
No more scrolling through every setting (unless that’s your thing) because now you can just use the new search bar instead!
We made dark theme darker and added the new Midnight theme, which is pure black to save battery and go easy on your eyes.
CALL IT THE YOU TAB
The You tab is your dedicated space to view and customize how you appear to others on Discord.
Make every unread DM a total surprise when you turn off message previews for added privacy and a more simplified chat look.
NEW VOICE & VIDEO
We updated the UI and interactions for voice and video calls to make the space more cozy for you and your friends.
See what your friends are up to in real time and hop in to join them. Maybe they’re listening to music, playing a game, or just chilling in a voice channel.
Press and hold a G/DM then tap “Favorite” and it will always show up at the top of your Messages tab.
Add your fav channel (hello #Panda-Facts) to your “Favorites” and it will always be at the top of that server’s channels.
FASTER GDM CREATION
Not only will we let you know if you already have an existing G/DM when adding a friend, we also made it faster and easier!
ACTIVITIES IN G/DMS
You can now launch Activities in voice calls in G/DMs for even more ways to have fun with friends.
We added swipe-to-reply for faster comebacks, wittier retorts, rapid rejoinders, ridiculous ripostes, and quicker quips.
We gave the in-app icons a refresh and added a ton of new ones, including some that are animated. That’s pretty neat.
MEME MORE WITH REMIX
Remix gives you the power to meme whatever you want by adding text, drawings, emoji, and stickers to images and videos.
HELLO VOICE MESSAGES
Say more with voice messages: Just tap, hold to record, and release to send a voice message.
FILE UPLOAD LIMIT INCREASE
The free file upload limit has been raised from 8 MB to 25 MB. Let those GIFs fly free.
FILE UPLOAD ON IOS
iOS users can now easily upload and share files directly from their mobile devices.
CUSTOM VIDEO QUALITY
You can now choose the default quality of your video uploads and Discord will automatically compress them.
DATA SAVING MODE
Use this setting to send media files in lower quality and reduce data usage on your cellular plan.
We upgraded the media picker so it’s easier to see multiple photos at once and upload files.
MEDIA UPLOAD PREVIEWS
Now you see your media uploading the way it will appear once it’s sent, with a progress indicator. That’s progress!
Media files will now appear in a nice, neat grid that you can open and swipe through at your leisure.
Add @silent at the very beginning of your message to send it without any push or desktop notifications. Shhh.
NEW LINK EMBEDS
Embedded channel links now look like, well, embedded channel links.
IMPROVED MEDIA EMBEDS
You can now load and play your favorite YouTube and Spotify videos without ever leaving the Discord app. YOU CAN NEVER LEAVE!
FASTER LAUNCH TIME
Through multiple updates this year, we reduced app open time by 55% on Android and 43% on iOS so you can get to chatting faster.
We’ve made the app more reliable by fixing several issues that were causing the app to crash, which we hope no one misses.
Your device will store up to 700 recent messages in channels/DMs so that conversations are available as soon as you open the app.
We sync new messages in the background so you’re up to date with your friends’ latest conversations when you open Discord.
When you’re on a voice call and bandwidth is spotty, Discord will automatically turn off video to maintain a smoother call.
Stay tuned for more gaming content, including updates to Discord and newly released titles.
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