How does discord make money? Are there any plans for monitization from the internet ?

DWQA QuestionsCategory: Make MoneyHow does discord make money? Are there any plans for monitization from the internet ?
sarah Staff asked 12 months ago

The official privacy policy is almost done. Sorry that it’s taking so long, but you can rest assured that your privacy is utmost important to us as well as our transparency as a company. Hopefully, this isn’t TLDR

The privacy policy on our H&C site was written for our previous product, which was an iPad game called Fates Forever. We are currently writing a new one specifically for Discord. The gist is, perhaps unsurprisingly, that we collect information because it’s literally impossible to operate an internet service without collecting information. We are not in the business of selling data – we intend to sell customizable like stickers and skins directly to our users. We understand the whole “if you’re not paying, then you are the product” sentiment and that is not what’s going on here. We are a small startup that is working like crazy and just haven’t gotten around to implementing our store yet (e.g. this is one of the reasons we still call Discord an ‘Alpha’ version). So one example of how we use data is when you sign into Discord we store your IP address so if you get banned from a server we prevent a user from creating a new account from the same IP to simply circumvent the ban and harass people. However, we do intend to change this to use a hash of your IP so we don’t need to keep it around. Another thing we do is log what actions people take in Discord (like, join a server or invite a friend) so we can understand what features people are using and how we can make Discord more awesome.