Discord surpasses 250 million users

Chat platform attracted 50m new users in first three months of 2019

Discord surpasses 250 million users

Games-focused communications app Discord now boasts over 250 million users as of March 2019, meaning that 50m new people have signed up to the platform since the end of 2018.

The company revealed these new stats to celebrate its fourth anniversary, also revealing that it has 56m monthly active users. Over 850m messages are sent on average every single day, a figure that rises to 25 billion per month.

To the surprise of no-one, Fortnite is one of the top seven most popular official servers, alongside SpellBreak, PUBG Mobile, Clash Royale, Minecraft, Zombs Royale and Rainbow Six.

Discord launched in May 2015, going on to attract three million users by the end of the year. By July 2016, the platform boasted 11m users, a figure that had more-than-doubled to 25m at the end of that year. In May 2017, Discord said it had 45m users, hitting 87m by December 2017. has more on the story.

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