Discord is now your place to talk.

Discord was built upon the idea of bringing gamers of all types together. It's certainly a big factor that prompted my friends and I to make the move to Discord from TeamSpeak and Ventrilo however long ago it's been now. We were a group of friends that played a lot of games together. We didn't like the quality of the service we were paying monthly for from the alternatives and decided to give Discord a try. We never looked back.

That sort of thinking is undoubtedly what brought over many like minded groups of friends from Ventrilo, TeamSpeak, IRC, and even Mumble. However since its release in 2015, Discord has grown well beyond that idea of catering only to gamers. It is for that reason that the company is changing their identity just a slight bit.

On Tuesday afternoon, Discord decided that a new motto was needed that better illustrates the current identity of the app. Instead of being "Chat for Gamers" or even "Chat for Communities and Friends" it would instead be "Your Place to Talk."

In asking you what you want Discord to be, we heard that you want Discord to be more welcoming, more inclusive, and more trustworthy so more kinds of communities can find a home here. Many of you told us that the biggest misconception you hear about Discord is that it’s “only for gaming,” but you feel Discord’s for “literally everyone” and “for anyone who likes to talk.”

As you’ve used Discord for more and more than playing games, our branding didn’t keep up, and the way we talked about ourselves sent the wrong signal to the world, making it harder for you to bring your broader community on Discord. And we know that the first few interactions someone has with our service could be intimidating because Discord is complex with many features.
The announcement comes from the Discord Blog and notes that the motto change is "just the beginning." It goes on to talk about how they have made it easier for people to get together thanks to a new user onboarding experience, the addition of server video, an increase of voice and video capacity by 200%, and more. Hell, they also apparently made the jokes and references in the app less specific to gaming in an effort to be more inclusive to more people.

While Discord may have taken over the TeamSpeak and Ventrilo crowd, it certainly looks like they're gunning to take over the Skype and Zoom groups next.