Discord's developers also added video calling and screen sharing in 2017.Direct calling was added in an update on July 28, 2016, with support for calls between two or more users.
So far, there are two sticker sets available for $1.93 each – one featuring characters from "South Park," the other featuring characters from "Adventure Time." Japan's leading mobile messenger, Line, made $17 million from such stickers alone in the first quarter of 2013.
Facebook launched the first of its own stickers for its mobile apps last month.
In an update today, Kik, a mobile messenger that claims 60 million users, added the first paid elements to its nascent platform and unveiled a new in-app game from Zynga.
Zynga, which first got big by building games for Facebook's Web platform, has launched a new game called "1 Word" for Kik's new HTML5 platform.
In January 2018, The Daily Beast reported that it found that there were several Discord servers that were specifically engaged in distributing revenge porn and facilitating real-world harassment of the victims of these images and videos.
Such actions are against Discord's terms of service and Discord has shut down servers and banned users identified from these servers, but the ease of creating new accounts and servers allows such servers to continue to proliferate.In October 2017, Discord offered server verification to game developers, publishers, and content creators, allowing them to display their server's "official" status with a "verified checkmark" after confirming their identity with the Discord team.Developers and publishers with verified servers can use data from Discord to create a "rich presence" within their games, allowing players to connect their game profile to their Discord profile.Following the violent events that occurred during the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017, it was found that Discord had been used to plan and organize the white nationalist rally.This included participation by Richard Spencer and Andrew Anglin, high-level figures in the movement.As far as I can tell, it is the first game Zynga has launched for any of the mobile messaging apps.