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39+ Discord Statistics: Users, Servers, Demographics, Revenue (2022)

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Discord was released on May 13th, 2015, and it has become one of the most popular places for gamers to meet, with more than 300 million registered users.

Discover:

  • How many monthly active and concurrent users Discord has
  • How many messages do those users send on a daily & monthly basis
  • Which are the biggest Discord servers, and how many followers they have

Did you know 79% of Discord users come from outside the US?

Learn more facts like this in the article below.

Discord Statistics: Users, Servers, Demographics, Revenue

How many people use Discord?

Discord demographics

How many Discord servers are there?

Discord usage statistics that goes to the USA

What is Discord revenue

Discord market share

How much is Discord worth

Discord funding

Fascinating Discord Statistics

  • There are more than 150 million monthly active and 300 million registered Discord users.
  • Discord users exchange around 962 million messages daily, or 28.8 billion messages monthly.
  • Discord is valued at $15 billion and has so far secured $995 million in 16 funding rounds.
  • Discord has more than 19 million servers, with the most popular one, Genshin Impact Official, having more than 1 million members.

How many people use Discord?

Discord has more than 14 million daily users.

The latest known data is from 2019.

YearNumber of daily
Discord users
201914 million
201819 million
20179 million
(Destructoid, Engadget, TechCrunch)

The average growth of registered Discord users is 48.64% per year.

DateGrowth of
registered
users
June 2020+20%
May 2019+25%
December 2018+53.8%
May 2018+44.4%
December 2017+100%
May 2017/
(Statista 2, Techspot)

Discord monthly active users

Discord had 150 million monthly active users in September 2021.

79% of those monthly active users come outside of the US.

(CNBC)

In June 2020, there were 100 monthly active users on Discord.

DateNumber of
monthly
active users
Growth
September 2021150 million+50%
June 2020100 million+78.6%
Q4 201956 million/
(Discord, Statista, CNBC 2)

Discord registered users

The number of registered Discord users rose from 45 to over 300 million between 2017 and 2020.

Number of registered Discord users

This table shows how the number of Discord registered users changed through the years:

DateNumber of
registered
users
June 2020300 million
May 2019250 million
December 2018200 million
May 2018130 million
December 201790 million
May 201745 million
(Statista 2, Techspot)

Average Discord user: Discord demographics

An average Discord user is between 18-24 years old, male, and is using the app for mostly non-gaming activities.

Most discordapp.com visitors are aged between 18 to 24 (39.52%).

Age groupPercentage of
discordapp.com
visitors
18-2439.52%
25-3431.62%
35-4413.87%
45-547.53%
55-644.57%
+652.88%
(Similarweb)

Discord has a 68% brand awareness among 18 to 24-year-old audience.

(CNBC)

Based on a Statista survey, 14% of Americans and 10% of Englishmen use Discord for their messaging app.

(Statista 2)

In March 2021, Discord was among the most frequently used apps with iPhone users aged 18 to 25.

(eMarketer)

Most web Discord app users are males (80.86%).

Females represent 19.14% of the visitors.

GenderPercentage of
Discordapp.com
visitors
Male80.86%
Female19.14%
(Similarweb)

Out of 901 companies from a survey that use Discord, 13% (or 116) deal with computer games.

Type of companyNumber of
companies
using Discord
Computer software109
Entertainment74
Internet45
IT & Services40
Retail36
Recreational facilities
& services
24
Financial services18
Online media17
Sports17
(Enlyft)

From companies that use Discord, most are small ones with below $50 million in revenue.

Company’s
annual revenue
Percentage of
companies
using Discord
$0-$50 million72%
$50-$999 million14%
>$1 billion7%
(Enlyft)

Also, companies that use Discord also have fewer employees.

Number of
employees
Percentage
of companies
using Discord
<5065%
50-99924%
>10009%
(Enlyft)

Types of Discord users

78% of Discord users use the service for non-gaming purposes, 22% use it strictly for gaming.

Only 22% use the app entirely for gaming which is probably less than expected.

In early 2013, “only 30%” of Discord users used the service for anything other than gaming.

Discord was primarily focused on gamers who didn’t like Skype’s service.

How users
use Discord
Percentage
Only for gaming22%
For other reasons,
including gaming
78%
(CNBC, CNBC 2)

Most Discord users from a worldwide survey are interested in technology (63%).

Followed closely by gaming at 61%.

Hobbies Discord users
are interested in
Percentage of
Discord users
Technology63%
Gaming61%
Computers/
coding
51%
Science50%
Playing sports49%
Gadgets48%
eSports38%
Adventure/
extreme sports
32%
Urban/
modern art
32%
Board games31%
(Statista 3)

How many Discord servers are there?

There are over 19 million active servers on Discord.

Discord has more than 19 million active servers

Here are the Discord server numbers and growth:

YearNumber of
active servers
Growth
202219 million+40.7%
202113.5 million+101.5%
20206.7 million
(Discord, Wersm)

Around 90% of Discord servers have less than 15 members.

(Fast Company)

What is the biggest Discord server?

Genshin Impact Official is the largest Discord server.

Here’s a table of the most popular Discord servers with the most members:

Discord serverNumber of members
Genshin Impact Official1,000,000
VALORANT985,504
Roblox827,801
Official Fortnite820,087
Minecraft800,000
Lofi Girl754,012
Axie Infinity695,729
Anime Soul Discord620,801
TommyInnit’s Discord662,802
Rocket League589,104
MrBeast499,994
Memeology493,837

Which country uses Discord the most?

USA users represent the highest percentage of discordapp.com visitors at 28.09%.

Followed by Canada at the distant 4.86%. And that’s despite the company being from Canada.

CountryPercentage of
discordapp.com
visitors
USA28.09%
Canada4.86%
Germany3.95%
UK3.79%
France3.48%
Others55.84%
(Similarweb)

How many messages are sent on Discord?

In 2021, users sent over 962 million messages over Discord every day.

Average number of daily messages sent over Discord, per year

That equals 28.8 billion messages per month in 2021.

YearNumber of
daily messages
Number of
monthly messages
2021962 million28.8 billion
20201.8 billion54 billion
2019850 million25.5 billion
2018530 million15.9 billion
(Domo, CB Insights, VentureBeat, Variety)

Discord users clock in 4 billion server conversation minutes every day.

(Discord)

Discord peak concurrent users

Discord’s concurrent user record is still the one from 2020, when there were 10.6 million users live on the app.

10.6 million is the record for the most concurrent users on Discord

That surpassed the record from 2018 with 8.2 million concurrent users.

YearPeak concurrent users
202010.6 million
20188.2 million
(Levvvel)

What are the most common ways people use Discord?

Young people use Discord primarily for:

  • Online schooling
  • Messaging
  • To connect with friends during a pandemic (maybe a bit irrelevant by now)
  • Gaming
  • Music discussions
  • Playing role games like Dungeons & Dragons

(NYTimes)

What is Discord revenue?

Discord earned $130 million in revenue in 2020.

In 2019, Discord only earned $45 million.

YearRevenue
2020$130 million
2019$45 million
(CB Insights)

Discord earned $28.72 million in revenue in Q2 2022 through mobile in-app purchases.

Year’s quarterMobile app
revenue
that month
Q2 2022$28.72 million
Q1 2022$30.45 million
Q4 2021$27.99 million
Q3 2021$25.41 million
Q2 2021$23.07 million
Q1 2021$18.35 million
Q4 2020$12.71 million
Q3 2020$8.08 million
Q2 2020$5.3 million
Q1 2020$3.32 million
Q4 2019$2.35 million
Q3 2019$1.05 million
Q2 2019$0.55 million
(Statista 5, AppMagic)

Discord market share

Discord is the third most popular messaging app in the US, with a 9% share in Q1 2022.

Messaging
application
Share in
Q1 2022
Q1 2021Q1 2020
Messenger52%55%58%
WhatsApp26%25%28%
Discord9%8%3%
Line3%2%2%
Others10%10%9%
(eMarketer 2)

Discord holds a tiny 0.15% market share in the Unified Communications category.

Unified
Communications
applications
Market share
Zoom17.31%
Adobe Connect13.84%
Skype13.48%
Discord0.15%
Others55.22%
(Enlyft)

Discord holds a 15.18% market share in the game development category, ranking third.

Game development
applications
Market share
Blender27.45%
Unreal Engine17.95%
Discord15.18%
Google Gaming9.76%
Unity5.84%
Godot3.87%
Kahoot!3.62%
Chartboost1.34%
Others14.99%
(Slintel)

How much is Discord worth?

Discord is valued at around $15 billion.

The jump occurred after September 2021 funding. Before the funding, Discord was valued at $7.3 billion.

(Bloomberg, CNBC)

Despite that, Discord isn’t very profitable since it gets the most money from premium subscriptions yet offers a lot to their non-paying Discord members, making premium subscriptions not as tempting.

(Protocol)

Discord funding

Throughout 16 rounds, Discord secured $995 million in funding.

Money secured by Discord per each year

In March 2022, Discord got $10.9 million.

However, in September 2021, Discord raised a massive $500 million in funding.

Funding roundMoney secured
each year
March 2022$10.9 million
September 2021$500 million
December 2020$100 million
June 2020$100 million
December 2018$150 million
April 2018$50 million
2017$50 million
2016$29 million
(Reuters, Statista 5, VentureBeat 2, TechCrunch, TechCrunch 2, eSports Observer)

Who was the first Discord user?

Apparently, “Vind” was one of the first users to roam Discord.

He and his teammates were Battlefield 4 players, switching from TeamSpeak to find a better chatting app.

(Protocol 2)

Bonus Discord Stats

In 2021, Discord counted 839,849 incident reports.

That’s 437,190 reports from January 2021 to June 2021, and 402,659 reports from July 2021 to December 2021.

Time
period
Number of
reports
Second half 2020355,633 reports
First half 2020235,149 reports
April 2019
– December 2019
176,000 reports
January 2019
– March 2019
52,400 reports
(Discord 2)

Discord incidents for the entire year.

Number of reported incidents on Discord

Here’s a table of reported incidents on Discord:

YearNumber of
reports
Difference
2021839,849 reports+249,067 reports
(or +42.1%)
2020590,782 reports+362,382 reports
(or +158.6%)
2019228,400 reports
(Discord 2)

Most of the reports were about harassment (21.3%).

Platform manipulation was the second at 18.7%.

Reasons
for report
First half
of 2021
Second half
of 2021
Harassment32.8%21.3%
Spam13.3%/
Cybercrime11%/
Graphic content8.1%2.7%
Exploitative
content
8.3%7.2%
Platform abuse5.9%18.7%
Self-harm
concerns
4.7%2.7%
Hacks & cheats4.2%/
Doxxing3%/
Extremist or
violent content
3%2%
Malware2.3%/
Raiding1.9%/
CSAM1.4%/
Hateful conduct/12.6%
Child safety/11%
Illegal activities/9%
Deceptive practices/7.9%
Identity & authenticity/4.9%
(Discord 2)

Platforms US gamers prefer to watch video games and eSports live streams.

Platform used
for watching
Percentage of
US gamers
Facebook
Gaming
42%
Twitch35%
YouTube
Gaming
35%
Discord32%
Steam32%
Caffein26%
YouNow20%
Periscope19%
Ustream19%
DLive18%
Smashcast17%
Mirrativ16%
Other4%
(eMarketer 3)

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Conclusion

These were the latest Discord statistics we could find. The fact is that Discord, while at first being a better alternative to Skype, has become a massive community for people with different interests, rapidly expanding into mainstream popularity.

What Discord statistic did you find the most fascinating? What are you using Discord for?

Let us know down in the comments.

Sources: Discord, Discord 2, CNBC, CNBC 2, Statista, Statista 2, Statista 3, Statista 4, Statista 5, Techspot, eMarketer, eMarketer 2, eMarketer 3, Similarweb, Domo, CB Insights, Wersm, VentureBeat, VentureBeat 2, Variety, Levvvel, NYTimes, AppMagic, Slintel, Bloomberg, Protocol, Protocol 2, Reuters, Enlyft, TechCrunch, TechCrunch 2, eSports Observer, Fast Company, Engadget, Destructoid

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