Slack just lately made just a few modifications to its free plan, limiting message archives to the previous 90 days as a substitute of the earlier restrict of 10,000 messages. There are methods to work round this limitation, however I believe various communities will discover themselves transferring to Discord as a substitute.
If you are a part of that migration, you may discover that Discord appears and feels somewhat … bizarre in contrast to what you are used to. Here’s how to make it somewhat bit extra comfy.
Switch to Light Mode
Let’s begin with the obvious distinction: Discord is darkish by default, even when your pc or cellphone is not set to darkish mode.
That may look acquainted should you used Slack in darkish mode, granted, however for light-mode individuals this appears alien. You can change Discord to work in mild mode by clicking the gear subsequent to your title within the backside left nook, which opens User Settings. Head to Appearance and you may discover the choice to allow the Light theme. Alternatively, should you’re the form of one that switches between darkish and mild mode often, you should use the Sync With Computer choice to hold Discord lined up with all the pieces else.
Add a Little Contrast
Discord’s mild mode turns all the pieces mild, together with the left-hand sidebar. This, for Slack customers, makes it simple to get misplaced—there is not any differentiation between the channel checklist and the remainder of the consumer interface. That’s why I additionally suggest checking Dark Sidebar. Enable this and the left panel will keep darkish in mild mode, which suggests it stands out visually. This goes a good distance.
Change the Fonts and Colors (A Little)
A bit of beneath the Theme choices is Font Scaling. The closest you will get the fonts to Slack’s default is to change the Chat Font Scaling degree to 16px and the Space Between Messages Groups to 4px, or simply tweak issues till they appear proper to you.
Finally, should you’re not a fan of how some individuals’s usernames are totally different colours, head to the Accessibility part. Usernames in Discord servers are coloured in accordance to their roles (normally granted by admins to arrange individuals into teams primarily based on their pursuits, moderator or admin roles, or different particular standing) within the server. If you’d somewhat each username look the identical, examine Don’t present position colours—now everybody would be the identical colour, identical to in Slack. (Alternatively, if you don’t need to lose this context, you’ll be able to choose Show position colours subsequent to names and a coloured circle will present up subsequent to their names.)
Finally, you’ll be able to flip down the colours typically by adjusting the Saturation. This will mute the varied blues within the consumer interface, in addition to the position colours.
Add the Custom Emoji You Loved So Much in Slack
Every Slack finally ends up choosing up a seemingly infinite variety of customized emoji, so should you just lately migrated to Discord you in all probability miss them. The excellent news is you’ll be able to take a few of them with you; the dangerous information is, not all of them. Every server can provide up to 50 emojis. Every server may provide up to 50 animated emojis, although solely paying Discord Nitro prospects can use these.
Having stated that, let’s discover and add your favourite emoji. Odds are they are often discovered at Slackmojis and its almost similar sister website Discordmojis, so search there and obtain those you need. Now, in Discord, click on the title of the present server within the prime left nook and click on Server Settings. Head to Emoji and you’ll be able to add up to 50 customized emoji. If the Emoji choice is not there, it is as a result of you do not have permission to add emotes to the server, which you’ll be able to in all probability ask an admin to offer you. Everyone in your server can use the emoji you add.
Discord is not similar to Slack, and it by no means can be. That doesn’t suggest you’ll be able to’t make it somewhat extra acquainted. These tweaks will get you nearer.