Discord unveiled new features and functionality for its chat app:

  • a full directory of apps. It provides server administrators with a one-stop tool to build out their server to their liking;
  • small cohort of hand-picked developers is allowed to sell premium app subscriptions from within the platform;
  • an expansion on the games front, introducing “activities” that bring more elaborate mini games like virtual golf, chess and poker into servers.

In order to build useful apps and interesting projects, Discord is launching its own fund, starting with a $5 million pool for “prospective developers, early-stage start-ups, and strategic partners”.