We’re testing out a possible replacement to Google Hangouts, if anyone is curious to try it.
Discord is a relatively new chat service, currently offering voice and text chatting. Screenshare / video chats are coming soon. Most of us turn off the video anyway, so this may not be a big deal.
Runs in your browser, also has standalone computer and phone apps.
The bandwidth requirements are super low compared to Hangouts. The audio quality is excellent.
Multiple audio channels are available, so we can separate out things like tech support, and not interrupt the main conversation.
Text from chats are saved between sessions, so all those useful links will be available for the next session.
Here’s the link to the DOW server. https://discord.gg/0sSn53PsHjFh9u8k
On a desktop, this should ask you for a name and you can join without any setup or account. On mobile, you’ll need to install the app first and create an account.
Un-mute your mike, or we can’t hear you. Click the mike icon with a slash through it, lower left area.