Ever since its inception in 2016, Discord has been one of the world’s most prominent voice apps with over 350 million users using its platform.
Its rise to popularity is perhaps due to the minimalistic approach of its user interface and quirky-friendly writing that made it so appealing, especially for the younger audience.
And with its growth, Discord became more than just a voice chat application for users to talk and chat—it became a community.
One of the more unique aspects of Discord is that any user can create a server, open for their friends or the public. You could say it is like a group chat on WhatsApp but servers on Discord have far better tools like bots, streams and multiple text channels.
As more servers are created, Discord users have also made servers a dedicated place for like-minded people to get together to discuss and share information about a specific topic.
Today, you can probably find any Discord server for any niche. So, if you have just downloaded Discord and are looking for a community to settle in, here are 5 friendly servers that we highly recommend users to join.
1. The Programmer’s Hangout
Topics of discussion: Programming, Coding, Technology
Never written any code? Completely clueless about how the coding world works? No worries, The Programmer’s Hangout server welcomes both beginners and the experienced.
Typically called TPH, this server is dedicated to helping beginners to start their coding adventure. With over 90,000 members, we are pretty confident that there are experts inside the server to help and answer questions that novices might have.
This also brings us to our next point. If you are an advanced programmer or someone who has dabbled with codes for half of your life, you can still find a place inside the TPH!
Inside, you’ll find other programming pros that you can share your knowledge with and discuss programming trends and events.
2. Movies and Filmmaking
Topics of discussion: Movies and Reviews
When we look for a movie rating, our go-to places are usually The Rotten Tomatoes or IMDb. For reviews or opinions, it’s Letterboxd or Twitter where movie enthusiasts share their takes on movies that they’ve most recently watched.
The Movies and Filmmaking Discord server has all of the above. Hitting the 30K members mark, you’d probably find a lot of movie reviews and hot takes for movies that you might hate or love.
That said, the Movies and Filmmaking server is not solely about movie reviewing and rating. It is also a great place for movie fans to get recommendations for underrated gems that might have flown under the radar.
Besides that, the server will also host exclusive events like Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions with industry experts that have hands-on experience in filmmaking.
Another event to look out for would be the HOT TAKE HOTEL that will see unpopular and food-for-thought opinions for movies which will definitely be a good read.
If binge-watching is your pastime, the Movies and Filmmaking server will surely have a place for a couch potato like you!
Topics of discussion: Linguistics, Educational
You’d probably be thinking that a title that starts with ‘r/’ would probably be a subreddit. Technically, you are right, as there is a subreddit called r/EnglishLearning and they have branched out to their own Discord server that has thousands of members.
This server is super wholesome and there are many native speakers of the English language that will be more than willing to answer queries from members that are learning the language.
The server is also well moderated and maintained with amazing text channels like literature and health discussions that you can take part in.
And if you are looking to improve your speaking ability, there are also voice channels in the server for you to talk to members from all walks of life. This is great for non-native speakers to gain some confidence and verbal training.
4. Anime Soul Discord
Topics of discussion: Anime
While there are countless Anime communities that you can join like MyAnimeList and OtakuBoards, there’s always room for more!
The Anime Soul server is a place where all otakus can gather and discuss interesting anime topics and plot holes which could probably take up your entire day!
Amassing over half a million members, the Anime Soul Discord server is without doubt one of the largest anime Discord servers and arguably the most active one.
Therefore, if you need to unwind, rant or cry after completing an anime series, the Anime Soul Discord is the perfect place for you to do so.
Topics of discussion: General, Trends, Casual Talk
Can’t make up your mind on which server to join as you are someone who wants to be part of everything?
You should definitely check out the ChillZone server where anything goes! There are numerous voice channels that you can join and discuss different topics.
There are even channels dedicated to complimenting and confessing. These channels alone show that ChillZone is a place where you can express yourself freely without prejudice and receive constructive feedback from members around the world.
If you need someone to talk to or need a virtual shoulder to lean on, someone will always be available here in ChillZone.
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