Discord is making „big changes“ to how identities work on the platform, a transfer that may drive you to vary your username, The Verge reported. Up till now, the corporate has appended four-digit tags to identities as a technique to distinguish individuals with the identical username. Nevertheless, the brand new system will give everybody a novel username, very like Twitter, Instagram and different companies.
„The entire level of those modifications is that we wish to make it lots simpler for you and all the brand new customers coming to Discord to attach and hang around with associates,“ co-founder Stanislav Vishnevskiy wrote in a weblog publish. „We all know that your username and id are essential, and we perceive that a few of you could not like this transformation and disagree with it.“
The unique purpose with the four-digit tags was to let you select any username you wished, but it surely has now grow to be „technical debt,“ in keeping with Discord. The corporate mentioned that the usernames are „too sophisticated or obscure“ for individuals to recollect.
The brand new system will likely be carried out over „the approaching weeks,“ and you will obtain a message when it is doable to take action. Should you’ve been on the location (based in 2015) for a very long time, you will get precedence over newer customers, Discord mentioned. Your earlier username and discriminator will proceed to operate as an alias, so associates will nonetheless be capable of discover you.