Discord adds text chat support to voice channels

Discord announced on June 1st that it is finally adding text chats to its voice channels.

This means that users no longer have to worry about making sure tect messages is sent to the wrong text channel on Discord server while on a voice call.

The new feature is similar to text chats available on video communication services, such as Google Meet or Zoom.

Previously, if you were on a Discord voice chat and wanted to send a message, you had to go out of your way to either message the one or multiple people on Discord DMs, create an entirely new text channel, or share the message in a text channel on a Discord server. In some cases, you probably used an entirely different messaging app like Twitter or WhatsApp to send the message.

A new Chat bubble icon will appear when you enter a Voice channel, which opens the text chat. Every time someone sends a chat message in the Voice channel, a little preview will pop up at the top right-hand corner of the app itself.

In its Press release , Discord stated that each voice channel will have its own text chat; those in that voice channel will have the option of sending texts.

The voice channel chat is free for all users, and rollout began on the 1st of June, and by Jube 29th, all servers will have access to voice channel chat.