Discord is a communication platform available on desktop computers and mobile devices. While it's better known in the gaming community, it's been gaining popularity for group chats as well. Discord Android is an app that lets you create or join any server from your mobile.
How do I use Discord on Android?
Discord's Android app is available for free. You can immediately log in and create or join a server after downloading it. If you don't have an account yet, registration is really easy. All you need is a username, a valid email address for confirmation, and of course, a good and secure password, and you're done.
It's also possible to get into Discord as a once-off action if you skip providing your e-mail and password. You'll lose out on features such as saving chat histories and reserving your spot on any servers you join with this though. Using Discord on your mobile browser is also possible but the app is much better and offers more features.
Servers, categories, and channels
If you've used Slack, Discord's interface will look familiar. The channels look and feel almost the same, but workspaces are called servers here. You can either create or join one using a URL or explore public servers through the web version.
You can create a server by clicking the "Plus" icon. Here, setting up channel categories and channels is as easy as creating a new group conversation in WhatsApp or Skype. The organisation of your server is a matter of individual taste and practicality. The app offers many options to achieve ultimate personalisation.
Is Discord secure?
Discord is intended for open communication, so the messages aren't end-to-end encrypted. Servers are as secure as the members make them. However, users joining open public servers need to have general cybersecurity knowledge to avoid dangers like malicious links, hacked servers, bullying, and even adult content.
Keep in touch
Discord has been under the 'ownership' of gamers since its inception. Then music, movie, and other entertainment communities joined in, which contributed to its Android app popularity and mass adoption and has since been an all-inclusive platform, for better or for worse. If you're more concerned about your privacy, you can try Teamspeak as an alternative.