Windows 10: Discord Voice App: Is It Safe?

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  1.    05 May 2017 #1

    Discord Voice App: Is It Safe?

    Does anyone have experience with the Discord app?

    I do so many sensitive and personal things on my PC that I'm VERY cautious when I install new apps that I know very little about.

    Is there any way I can check to see if it's safe for myself?

    This is the link:

    Thank you for any help!
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  2.    05 May 2017 #2

    Discord seems like a new app so I don't know if I can trust the developers who created it.
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  3.    08 May 2017 #3

    I just checked and Discord was only released in 2015 so I'm a bit nervous about using it...

    Does anyone have experience with this app?
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  4. dencal's Avatar
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       08 May 2017 #4

    Seems genuine enough.....Wikipedia report....
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  5.    08 May 2017 #5

    Discord is well known amongst gamers and is becoming the go to chat app in place of Teamspeak.
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  6.    08 May 2017 #6

    Thanks for the replies!

    I've been doing some more research and it seems like there are some concerns over the way Discord handles privacy?
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  7. FerchogtX's Avatar
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       09 May 2017 #7

    Not at all, they are just misreading stuff... Discord is secure, in fact, has good controls for undesired content and such. I use it all the time, it's really amazing... many people I know switched over it, I even uninstalled Skype in favour of it...
    Worths a try.
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  8.    11 May 2017 #8

    Wow, you removed Skype for Discord?

    When I connect to a Discord Server like I do in Teamspeak to a Teamspeak Server, is it possible for the Discord Server to collect information about the files on my PC?
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  9. FerchogtX's Avatar
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       11 May 2017 #9

    Not at all, they don't use telemetry of any kind, the don't scan your files, and they definetely don't spy your network, the client just works as a communications hub, you can even create your own server, and even separate NSFW stuff (In case you really need that) also, they have stuff flagged (like... disgusting content I cannot mention here). In short, it's quite friendly and secure to use.

    I have tons of freinds there, and you can look for public servers to join, or create yours (as I said) to make friends join, until they get a friend request from you, create many channels inside and even more for voice.

    Again, Discord is really cool, and worths a try
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  10.    17 May 2017 #10

    Thanks for your helpful reply!

    Even if the owners of Discord are trustworthy, it just seems very risky for me to be connecting to a Discord server that's being run by a user who isn't related to Discord.

    Since I'll be connecting to a user's personal Discord server, isn't it possible for the user to also connect to my PC and view files on my PC?
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