Discord Is Offering Creators Ways to Make Money Through Subscriptions

    Popular gaming chat app Discord announced Thursday it will help creators earn money on the platform through tiered subscription plans.
    By: BLOOMBERG
    | Updated on: Dec 03 2022, 00:46 IST
    Dell XPS 17 (2021) in pictures: Top Windows laptop for creators?
    Dell XPS 17
    1/5 The Dell XPS 17 is built like a tank. Top-notch fit-n-finish across the board, with Aluminium exteriors and a carbon fiber deck on the interior. It weighs 2.4 kilos, which is heavy by all means but the build quality is unparalleled. And so is the style.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    image caption
    2/5 Our unit of the Dell XPS 17 was equipped with a 17-inch 4K IPS touchscreen display with up to 500 nits of brightness, HDR400 rating, and Gorilla Glass 6 protection. The viewing experience is at its best with sharp picture quality and vibrant colours. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    image caption
    3/5 Dell has given the XPS 17 2021 four USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, all capable of driving 4K monitors and supporting charging. There's also an SD card slot along with a 3.5mm headphone jack. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    Dell XPS 17
    4/5 Performance on the Dell XPS 17 is top-notch by all means. The 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor is no slouch at basic and even demanding tasks. The NVIDIA RTX 3060 can run modern-day games easily while the Windows 11 Pro experience is at its best. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    image caption
    5/5 The Dell XPS 17 2021 has a 96Whr battery and combined with the 11th Gen Core i7 processor and the 4K display, its average endurance of 6-7 hours is great. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
    Discord
    View all Images
    Discord to soon let users earn through the platform with the help of subscriptions. (Bloomberg)

    Popular gaming chat app Discord announced Thursday it will help creators earn money on the platform through tiered subscription plans.

    US-based creators or Discord server operators, who sometimes have hundreds of thousands of members, can now charge users $3 to $200 a month, keeping 90% of money they earn, for premium features and benefits, the company said in a blog post.

    “Whether it's a Discord server dedicated to the work of a certain content creator or a community that gathers around a particular topic, these server owners take their time to facilitate conversation, connection, and creativity in their environments,” said Derek Yang, Discord's group product manager. “Now, it's time to support them back.”

    Discord Inc.'s 150 million monthly active users flock to millions of servers for topics and interests from Ariana Grande to Fortnite. Once considered a niche gaming voice-chat app, Discord has grown to become a hub for all sorts of conversations via text, audio and video. The company generates revenue through its Nitro premium subscription offering, which gives users perks like custom emojis and HD video streaming. The new Server Subscription will provide another avenue to monetize its large and active user base.

    Popular TikTok creator Denarie Taylor, known as Bella Poarch, debuted her Server Subscriptions page on Thursday. Discord used Poarch as an example of subscription offerings, saying she has three tiers of pricing ranging from $2.99, which includes an exclusive monthly video and access to other features, to $9.99 a month, which grants access to behind-the-scenes content and more.

    In 2021, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft Corp. was considering acquiring Discord for more than $10 billion, though the talks fizzled shortly thereafter. Analysts have questioned Discord's potential to become profitable. The San Francisco-based company generated $130 million in revenue in 2020, according to the New York Times.

    Follow HT Tech for the latest tech news and reviews , also keep up with us on Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

    First Published Date: 03 Dec, 00:46 IST
    NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS
    keep up with tech