Initially the Discord was developed for gamers. The direct analogues of Discord are Skype and TeamSpeak. The distinction is that discord offers high performance and wide functionality. You can create a voice conference, as well as public / private chats, where you can communicate with an unlimited number of users.
Features of the software
Text messaging in a private or group chats.
Exchange with voice messages on the basis of the PTT standard (push to talk, or activation of the microphone for voice), similar to the radio.
Send files of any format.
Creation of your own server. You can create text and voice channels, set the access permissions (e.g., the ability to send a text message and insert links), invite friends by sending them link, to set a limit for a particular channel, change the geographical location of the server, and create WebHooks-notification.
Connect to other server. For connecting you will need an invitation link.
Change the look of the software.
Support for mode "drive". The program will hide your personal information from unauthorized access (for example, e-mail, notes, and other data).
Automatically remove noise, echo and sound volume control.
Protection against DDoS-attacks. The communication channel is encrypted securely and stably.