As concerns around COVID-19, a.k.a coronavirus, sweep the globe, more and more people are seeking solace in the comfort of their own homes. While some people are having to isolate themselves out of necessity, others are doing so as a precautionary measure. Either way, it’s meaning more and more people are turning to online comforts during this difficult time.
Discord is doing its part for those who are using the platform to try and maintain some normalcy in their lives. Whether people are meeting their friends online via Discord, or even joining in educational livestreams in lieu of schooling, the company has recognised the need for a more-open way of access.
As shared to Twitter by the official Discord account, the platform has confirmed that its Go Live streaming and screen share limit will be increasing due to COVID-19.
The company issued the following statement: “In light of COVID-19, we’re temporarily upping the Go Live streaming and screen share limit from 10 to 50 people for the next few months. We know a lot of you around the world are currently using Discord to keep in touch and perform daily tasks from keeping up with classes to working from home.
“We want to help make your world a little less stressful. We’ll keep this limit up while it’s most critically needed. Please have patience with us as performance issues may arise in streams with a large number of people.”
Of course, the news has been met with great appreciation across the world.
The news comes at a time where uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 is at its peak. The World Health Organisation has officially declared the outbreak as a pandemic, and more and more people are staying in their homes to try and curb the spread of the virus.
If you’re at home, made sure you’re checking out Discord.
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