Discord adds a new Games tab just like Steam

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Over a week since Steam overhauled its chat client to bear an eerily similar resemblance to Discord, Discord has now taken a page out of Steam’s book and added a Games tab.

According to Discord’s announcement, the Games tab includes:

  • News about games you play.
  • Launcher for games you play.
  • What your friends are playing right now.
  • What your friends recently played.
  • Your friends’ Spotify listening parties, Twitch streams, and Xbox status

Thanks to the new Quick Launcher you’ll be able to jump into your recently played games faster than ever. If you aren’t quite sure what you want to play, you can easily see what your friends are playing and decide to hop into a game with them if the game being played supports direct invites through Rich Presence.

Those wishing to stick to the old Discord layout can opt out of these new features by updating their privacy settings. To do so, go to the following:

User Settings > Privacy & Safety > Turn Off ‘Use data to customize my Discord experience’
User Settings > Appearance > Turn off ‘Show Games Tab’

Via: Eurogamer

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