Discord rolls out new forum channels to help organize conversations
Today, Discord will introduce its new Forum Channels tool in an effort to aid server owners in streamlining talks. Forum Channels function as threaded chat topics that direct Discord members to talk about a specific topic. They will be helpful on crowded servers where it is simple to cut off talks in progress.
Owners of servers can employ forum channels, which resemble sub-channels, to branch off conversations concerning specific subjects or to avoid having to build yet another channel for them.
“Like Threads and Text in Voice before, Forum Channels let focused conversations thrive without hogging a channel,” explains Discord in a blog post. “No more watching an interesting discussion get drowned out, hijacked, or abandoned because it went stale for a few hours. More than ever, every conversation has a place on Discord now.”
Just like text and voice channels, Discord community server owners can create an unlimited amount of Forum Channels. It should help steer conversations in #general sections of servers and provide a more structured and lasting alternative to the temporary threading system that Discord has right now.
Forum Channels also have their own set of permissions, and server owners can create separate guidelines for each forum to help Discord members understand what the channel will be used for. Discord’s AutoMod is compatible with Forum Channels, and most bots or apps that help moderate threads should also work.
Discord is starting to roll out its Forum Channels feature today after months of testing with its communities. It follows a day after Discord launched voice calls for Xbox consoles. Xbox players can now join Discord voice calls from their consoles and chat to friends on PC in a move that will help improve cross-play games.