After hearing Discord work on a clubhouse-like function, the company has introduced stage channels. The new feature has been launched on all platforms where Discord is available, which includes Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android and the web.
According to Discord, Stage Channels was developed after the platform noticed that more people used voice chat in unique ways.
“As more and more of these major sound-centric events emerge, we realized that it can be difficult to manage organized audio events within voice channels,” Discord said.
With the launch of stage channels, shared servers can focus the conversation with selected individuals to an audience of listeners. Discord said that stage channels are useful for events such as AMAs or interviews, reading clubs or karaoke. “No more people talking about each other and thinking it̵
Once a scene is set up, moderators can manage who is speaking, and also add, remove or mute an existing speaker. Discord said audiences can also raise their hand during an event if they want to speak.
“Whether you’re in the spotlight or in the audience, Stage Channels is here to help everyone get a little closer together for sound-centric events of all kinds,” Discord said. “It’s not often we introduce a whole new type of channel into Discord – we’re keen to see what kind of crazy ways you use stage channels.”
The launch of Discord’s latest feature comes after other services, including Slack, Twitter and LinkedIn, also announced clubhouse-like features. Honestly, it has been amazing to see how quickly the companies have implemented the Clubhouse features.
Discord’s launch of Stage Channels makes the feature more accessible since it is available on so many platforms. The clubhouse is still only available on iOS, although it will be launched on Android in the future.