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Using Discord in Shift
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Discord is a collaboration app where users communicate with voice calls, video calls, text messaging, media and files in private chats or as part of communities called “servers”. The Discord web application is available in Shift for any Shift Advanced user. For more information about the features available on Discord, click here.


How to Add Discord to Shift

  1. Open Shift and click on the plus sign in the bottom left-hand corner

  2. Click on 'Add Application'

  3. Tap on the search bar to type 'Discord'

  4. Select 'Discord', add your preferred account name and preferred account color

  5. Click on 'Save' and find 'Discord' added to the Shift sidebar


If you use multiple Discord accounts or want to create an additional one, Shift gives you the power to access all of your accounts at the same time. Just follow the same steps in this video to log into your additional accounts by adding more Discord accounts to your Shift sidebar. 


How do I manage my notifications and badges for Discord in Shift?

  1. Go to Options > Settings > Apps

  2. Click on 'Installed apps' and find 'Discord' in this list

  3. From here you can toggle your notifications and or badges on/off

Your app notification settings can also be adjusted by performing a right-click on the Discord icon in your sidebar and changing your settings in the dropdown menu. Shift honors the notification settings as set in the application.



After turning off your desktop notifications for Discord, you may still continue to hear custom notification sounds from the Discord app. To choose what you get notifications about on Discord please refer to this article here.

To always receive notifications for Discord in Shift, ensure Auto-Hibernate is turned off. If the app is Hibernated, you will not get up-to-date notifications. Read more about it here.


Is there a difference between the Discord Desktop app and the Discord app in Shift?

Shift currently supports the web version of the Discord application. The web and desktop versions of Discord have a lot of features in common. However, the experience does differ with some features. The Push to Talk feature is limited in the web version. It will only work when the Discord app has focus in Shift.


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