Discord is one of the most popular choices among gamers for communication platforms.
When gamers looked for easy and cheap communication platforms, Discord proved to be a hassle-free chatting service. With its increasing popularity, the company went on to introduce even more features. Now, the app is also popularised as a video streaming and messaging platform.
Here are some key discord statistics and facts relating to its users, revenue, investments, and acquisitions.
What is Discord?
Discord is a chat service that provides voice, text, video, and streaming services to users around the globe. It is majorly used by gamers and related communities as streaming and communication platforms and can be operated over a desktop and a mobile phone.
- Website: discord.com
- Launch date: May 13, 2015
- Headquarters: San Francisco, California
- Founder: Jason Citron
- Key Managerial Personnel: Jason Citron (CEO), Stanislav Vishnevskiy (Chief Technology Officer & co-founder)
Discord was initially launched as an audio and text service. With its increasing popularity, more features were added with time.
Introduced video calling, screen sharing, and Discord Nitro subscription service
Launched a set of curated games and started integration with Xbox Live and Spotify
Removed the free games as they were less popular
Changed primary domain from discordapp.com to discord.com
Here are some key Discord statistics which focus on the company’s usage, financials, and valuation.
Discord Usage Statistics
- Total registered users: 250 million in 2019 to 300 million in 2020 (VentureBeat)
- Highest concurrent user count: 8.2 million in 2018 to 10.6 million in 2020 (BusinessofApps)
- Downloads: 800,000 per day as of November 2020 (TechCrunch)
- Total visits: 87.83 million in 2021 till July, 1.2 billion in total (Similarweb) (Craft)
- Monthly visits: 17,310,182 as of July 2021 (Crunchbase)
- Daily active users: more than 20 million as of 2021 (Referralcandy)
- Monthly active users: 100 million in 2020 to 150 million in 2021 (Discord)
- Monthly growth in users: 16.67% as of December 2020. (Techcrunch)
An average user in the US spends 280.6 minutes per month (approx 5 hours) using Discord which accounts to 9 minutes daily.
Discord recorded a 5.02% growth in the monthly visits to the website.
In the US 2018, it was the 4th most used platform for video streaming among gamers.
Sources: VentureBeat, BusinessofApps, Discord, TechCrunch, SimilarWeb, Craft, Crunchbase, ReferralCandy
The Discord chat service is fit to be used by teens and adults. As per their stated guidelines, a user must be at least 13 years old to sign up.
- Gaming Discord users: 70% in 2020 (CNBC)
- Non-gaming Discord users: 30% – TV shows, sports, movies, memes, dating (CNBC)
Among US teenagers, 3% of the users confirm Discord to be their favourite social platform.
Sources: CNBC, eMarketer
Countries In Which Discord Is Used
Discord is counted among the popular streaming and chat service platforms in most countries. The countries responsible for the significant traffic are
- USA – 30.26%
- Canada – 5.35%
- United Kingdom – 4.22%
- Germany – 4.02%
- France – 3.36%
Discord, however, is banned from public use by China.
Discord Server Statistics
For community chat and service, Discord allows a collection of voice and text channels called servers.
- Daily active servers: 4.4 million in 2018 to 6.7 million in 2020 (Wersm)
- Weekly active servers: 19 million in 2021 (Discord)
- Verified Discord servers: 750 as of 2018 (Variety)
- Number of voice servers: 850 as of 2018 (Discord Blog)
- Daily server conversation minutes: 4 billion (Discord)
- Number of messages sent: 530 million daily and 15 billion in a month. (Variety)
Genshin Impact is the largest discord server with 733,911 members.
Sources: BusinessofApps, Wersm, Discord, Variety, Discord Blog
Discord Revenue Statistics and Financials
- Annual revenue: $45 million in 2019 to $130 million in 2020 (WSJ)
- Number of employees: 1039 as of July 2021 (Craft)
- Average salary of employees: $131,679 per year or $63 per hour. (Comparably)
- Median salary: $152,902(Comparably)
Discord recorded a 188.88% increase in its revenue from 2019 to 2020.
The primary revenue source for Discord is its paid subscription service, Discord Nitro. Server Boosting and Game Sales lie among other sources.
Sources: WSJ, Craft, Comparably
The revenue engine of Discord is mainly fueled by the paid subscription service – Nitro.
In a 2017 tweet, Discord claimed to have more than 40% of the total users to be registered as Nitro users.
According to estimates, more than 1 million users have subscribed to the Nitro service in 2020.
As of July 2020, Discord was expected to generate $120 million from its paid service – Nitro.
- Subscription per month: $9.99, Nitro classic – $4.99 (Discord Nitro)
- Subscription per year: $99.99, Nitro classic – $49.99 (Discord Nitro)
Source: Discord Nitro
Discord Valuation And Funding
- Discord valuation: $3.5 billion in 2020 to $7 billion as of 2021 (TechCrunch)
- Total funding: $482.6 million over 12 rounds as of 2021 (Crunchbase)
- Number of investors: 8 lead investors out of a total of 21 (Crunchbase)
Discord doubled its valuation in 2021 after raising an amount of $140 million from funding.
The latest funding was received in February 2021 from a secondary market round.
- Acquisitions: 3 as of July 2021 (Crunchbase)
- Latest Acquisition: Sentropy (Crunchbase)
Source: TechCrunch, Crunchbase
Other Key Discord Stats & Facts
- An average of 963 million messages are sent every day on Discord through direct messages and servers.
- Over 2.2 billion messages are sent through Discord weekly.
- Mr Beast Gaming is the most visited Discord Server with 700,004 members.
- The use of Discord was at first popularised majorly by Fortnite and then Among Us.
- Microsoft is looking to acquire Discord for a massive amount of $10 billion.
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Just wanted to note, the source about 40% of users paying for Nitro in 2017 (the tweet) is completely wrong, seeing the twitter thread this tweet originated from it is clear that Discord were discussing the rollout of video and screenshare, hence meaning that all Nitro users plus 40% of basic users are able to beta test this feature, not that 40% of users have Nitro.