Messaging app Discord is the new social life for house-bound teenagers

Messaging app Discord is the new social life for house-bound teenagers
Oliver Staley

Earlier this week, my 10-year old daughter asked if I would let her join Discord, an app that combines group messaging with voice and video chats. Yesterday, TechCrunch reported Discord is about to close a funding round that would value the startup at as much as $7 billion. Discord has surged in popularity this year, doubling its monthly active users to 120 million and with 800,000 downloads a day, according to TechCrunch.