Discord is ending its stage discovery tool but says stage channels are doing well. Before now, stage discovery was announced by the company back in June. This is just barely six months after the tool was launched back on October 4th.
Discord Is Ending Its Stage Discovery Tool But Says Stage Channels Are Doing Well
Stage discovery was rolled out in June and was developed to help users find its social audio rooms known as stage channels. The features used machine learning to assemble a list of channels a user may be interested to join. The company discuss said that stage channels have been a hit but it is also keen on whether stage discovery is meeting its goal of helping users find communities.
Discuss’s Decision to End Stage Discovery
In a release announcing the decision to shut it down, discuss said, “In listening to our communities and admins directly, we’ve learned that we still have work to do in regards to server onboarding and moderation. We are going to take some time to rethink the discovery aspect of stages and how we can better build a place that best connects people to the communities most relevant to them.”
What the Company (Discord) Had To Say
The company, Discord, says that it will continue to invest in stage channels and also add new features to it. The company will also include the ability to schedule events, make improvements to its modern tools that will help moderators on discord to keep things in order and foster a healthy relationship with their communities plus extra screening capability.
As of October 1st, it is reported that over a million communities on discord have run a stage according to the company. It is used to host ask-me-anything discussions, open-mic competitions, art conferences and also discussions over what sorts of foods pineapple should be on, and many more.