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Discord’s overhauled Android app shortens the wait for new features

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Discord has started rolling out an overhauled 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 launch on iOS and desktop first before landing on Google’s operating system. We saw that recently with the release of . According to Discord, that’s a thing of the past.

In a published on Monday, the company said it recently rebuilt its Android app using React Native. Discord has been using the iOS development framework since Meta first had open source React in 2015. With both of Discord’s mobile apps on the same underlying codebase, the company notes that Android users can expect feature consistency.

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In addition, the company says that Discord users will see a more consistent user experience across platforms. For example, the Android app will feature a larger default font that is more in line with the iOS version of the software. Discord also expects it to release future updates sooner.

“As Discord continues to grow across 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 happen to be using,” the company said. “Using React Native on every mobile platform Discord operates on is just one of the tools that helps us support what you do, and we can’t wait to show you how.”

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

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