New Discord Feature Allows Joining Friends’ Games From Chat Client

Supports 20 games already.

Call of Duty: WWII

Discord is adding a new feature to its chat client that allows players to join games with friends, send party invites, and launch a game’s spectator mode.

The idea behind the feature, called Rich Presence, is to easily integrate Discord with multiplayer games without launching too many windows. Rich Presence allows game information to be shown in a user’s profile, and friends can either request an invite or launch the game’s spectator directly from Discord.

Call of Duty: WWII, Battlerite, Payday 2, Divinity: Original Sin II, and 16 other games are currently taking advantage of the new feature. Discord is introducing a software development kit (SDK) to allow more developers to integrate the service into their games. The company has even posted the code directly to its website and a guide on how to get approved for integration. More information behind the technical specs can be found here.


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