Discord’s Big Update: Say Goodbye to Discriminators and Hello to Unique Usernames!
Hey there, gaming pals! Are you all set for summer? Whether you’re planning to lounge by the pool or escape into the wilderness for some camping, we’ve got some piping hot news from Discord that you’ll want to hear about. So grab a cuppa, sit back, and let’s jump right into it!
Discord is revamping its username system to make life easier for us all. They’re ditching those pesky discriminators (you know, the #0001 at the end of your username) and introducing new, unique usernames (@username) and display names. This means no more struggling to remember those four-digit numbers or worrying about case sensitivity when connecting with your mates!
New usernames will be lowercase, alphanumeric, and limited to certain special characters. The best part? No more discriminators! This means your new, unique username will be much easier to remember, read, type, and share. So instead of trying to recall “PhiBi#8936,” you can just say, “I’m @phibiscool,” and you’re good to go.
As for display names, they’ll work like global server nicknames, visible to both friends and communities. You can change them as often as you like, and they can include special characters, as long as they follow Discord’s community guidelines. Missed out on your dream username? Don’t fret – you can still use it as a display name!
Discord didn’t take this decision lightly, and you can read more about the reasoning behind the change in a message from their co-founder on their blog. For even more info on the new usernames and display names, check out their Help Center Article or read through the reasons behind the change in Discords Blog Post.
When this change rolls out, you’ll receive an in-app pop-up to choose your new username. The older your Discord account, the sooner you’ll be eligible to pick your shiny new username. So keep an eye out!
What do you think about Discord’s username system update? Are you excited to create your new unique username? Share your thoughts in the comments below or join the Gaming.Buzz Community Discord to chat with fellow gamers about the changes. Let’s get the conversation going!