Discord Responds To Coronavirus By Increasing Streaming Viewer Limit

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Earlier today, Discord took it to Twitter to announce that it is temporarily increasing its Go Live streaming viewer limit from 10 to 50. The company hopes that this increase in viewer limit will help people that are working from home, taking classes, or hanging out with friends remotely due to the coronavirus health emergency.

Discord's Go Live streaming is an incredible feature. The feature allows you to stream whatever game that you're playing just by clicking the Go Live button and everyone in your voice channel will be able to watch the stream. Go Live is one of the most convenient ways of streaming games and talking about them, and I have yet to come across another tool that allows me to stream games as conveniently as Discord does. 

Discord also doesn't care or monitor what you're streaming on your private channel. This is one way that Discord is different from popular streaming platforms like Twitch and YouTube, which are notorious for monitoring what a gamer streams. 

In the wake of growing coronavirus health concerns, Discord has chosen to support its users by increasing the video call screen sharing from ten to 50. Now, I am not sure how many companies have picked Discord for working remotely. However, if there is any company that relies on Discord, it can make use of this offering.

Talking about students, we know that students can come up with creative ways of getting their work done. That said, if an educator chooses to offer classes to students online, they can do it via Discord. Many teachers have already talked about Discord as a great solution for offering classes remotely. 

Even though Discord is doing as much as it can to support its users, the company has also warned that there may be performance issues when streaming with a large audience for the time being. The 50-viewer limit will not last indefinitely, but Discord has stated that it will remain as the long as there is a critical necessity.

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