1. Discord has rolled out new avatar decorations and animated profile backgrounds, which are currently in early access for Nitro subscribers but will soon be available for everyone.
2. Discord will no longer issue permanent bans and will instead use a warning system to educate users on their behavior. Users will receive warnings or violations depending on the severity of their actions, with more severe issues potentially resulting in account restrictions or a one-year temporary ban.
3. Discord is adding a new Teen Safety Assist feature, which includes safety alerts for teens and sensitive content filters that auto-blur images and other sensitive content in both DMs and group chats.
4. Discord is continuously improving the mobile experience of its app, including faster launch times, better stability, and improvements to media uploads. The Remix! feature is also expanding to all users.
Avatar Decorations and Animated Profile Backgrounds Coming Soon for All Discord Users
Discord has announced several updates and changes to its platform, including a new warning system and enhancements to improve the user experience. One exciting update is the introduction of avatar decorations and animated profile backgrounds, which were initially launched for Nitro subscribers in the new Shop. However, Discord has confirmed that these features will soon be available to everyone, with Nitro subscribers receiving a discount on purchases. This provides an incentive for users to sign up for a Nitro plan.
Discord Implements Warning System Instead of Permanent Bans
One significant change is Discord’s new warning system, replacing permanent bans for certain violations. The platform believes that issuing warnings to users allows them to understand their behavior and make necessary changes. This approach aims to promote transparency and encourage users to reflect on their actions. Under the new system, users will receive a direct message informing them if they have received a warning or a violation, and any potential actions that may be taken against them. More severe violations could lead to account restrictions or a temporary ban of up to one year, while the platform maintains a zero-tolerance policy for the most serious offenses.
New Teen Safety Assist and Sensitive Content Filters
Discord is also introducing a Teen Safety Assist feature, which includes safety alerts for teenage users. The platform will determine if an alert is necessary when a teen receives a message from another user for the first time. Additionally, sensitive content filters will automatically blur images and other sensitive content in both direct messages and group chats. These features will be rolled out in the upcoming weeks.
Improvements to the Mobile Experience
Apart from the warning system and customization features, Discord is continuously enhancing the mobile app experience. The platform has made numerous updates over the past year to improve app speed and stability on Android and iOS devices. Media uploads have also been enhanced, and the Remix! feature will be expanding to all users this week. For more information about Discord’s upcoming changes, refer to the official blog post.