I’ve used more than my fair share of chat apps and solutions in the past, for both personal and professional use. AIM, MSN, Skype, IRC, Pidgin, HipChat, and Mattermost — to name the few that I’ve used for at least a year.
But over the years, they’ve all mostly faded away with two standing at the forefront: Slack for professional use, and Discord for gaming and casual use.
I use both on a daily basis, but strongly prefer Discord out of these two options, for both general use and coding discussion. Here I’m going to explain why Discord is better.