Discord is starting to test paid tickets for its live audio event feature, Stage Channels, in private beta to enable people to host paid events.
To make it easier for users to explore Stage Channels, Discord will also roll out a new feature called Stage Discovery in June, which will allow users to explore audio events without needing to jump servers.
The company has also announced that the Threads feature will be coming to chat in the next few months, which will make it easier to follow conversations on the platform.
The paid tickets feature is currently being tested with selected people in private beta and will be rolled out more broadly in the coming months. It will allow audio event hosts to charge for listening to audio events, including comedy shows, meet and greet or tutorials — enabling creators to earn money through Discord.
The company hasn’t specified yet if they’ll take a percentage of the ticket sales.
Discord is also changing its brand identity, including the appearance of its ‘Clyde’ logo, which has been slightly tweaked.
“Only the most eagle-eyed may notice, but the old logo was horizontally asymmetrical — something our Design Team’s been waiting years to fix. Small details such as “Clyde lives within a bubble” and “not symmetrical” can be deceivingly restrictive when creating new interface elements, art assets, and even merch items,” Discord explains why they changed the logo in a separate announcement.
Discord started as a chatting space for the gaming community but has grown to accommodate a lot of crowd with varying interests over the past year as the pandemic raged.
Discord’s announcement follows Twitter’s announcement for a tipping feature last week.