Discord’s overhauled Android app will shorten the wait for new features

Discord has started rolling out a revised Android app that addresses one of the most consistent complaints with the software. If you follow the company, you’ve probably seen it announce new features often only to note that they’ll first launch on iOS and desktop before coming to Google’s operating system. We saw it recently with the release of . According to Discord, this is about to become a thing of the past.

In a post on Monday, the company said it recently rebuilt its Android app using React Native. Discord has used the framework for iOS development since Meta’s first open-source React in 2015. Now that Discord’s two mobile apps are on the same underlying codebase, the company notes that Android users can s expect consistency of functionality.

Comparison screenshot showing Discord’s new Android interface. The new UI more broadly aligns with its iOS counterpart thanks to Discord’s move to React Native.

Additionally, the company says Discord users will see a more consistent user experience across platforms. For example, the Android app will have a larger default font that is more in line with the iOS version of the software. Discord also plans to release future updates more quickly.

“As Discord continues to grow across all platforms, we want to find ways to support you and your communities as quickly and efficiently as possible, no matter what device or platform you use,” said the society. “Using React Native on every mobile platform including Discord is one of the tools that helps us support what you do, and we can’t wait to show you how.”

If Discord is already installed on your Android phone, the company says you can expect the revised app to arrive on your device in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, new Android users can download the software from the Google Play Store.

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