Streaming service Discord is temporarily increasing the limit on its Go Live option in order to help people as the coronavirus spreads…
With the growing concern about the coronavirus, many precautions and offers have popped in recent days. Colleges are transitioning to online classes, sporting events have either been cancelled or played without fans, and now Discord is upping its streaming limits to help people go about their regular lives.
Discord Eases Streaming Limits amidst Coronavirus Outbreak
Discord is lifting the ceiling on its Go Live service, now available to fifty people simultaneously. Usually, it only supports ten people at a time, allowing gamers to stream directly to viewers, including both video chat and screen share options.
Right now, it’s unclear how long Discord will expand the limit on its Go Live service. CEO Jason Citron writes on the official Discord blog:
“We’ve heard from so many of you over the past few weeks. People — particularly in regions harder hit by COVID-19 — are already using Discord to keep in touch and stay on track with their everyday lives, from attending classes remotely to working from home.
We wanted to find a way to help, so we’re temporarily upping the limit on Go Live to 50 people at a time, up from 10. Go Live is free to use and lets people privately stream or screen share apps from a computer while others watch on any device — so teachers can conduct a class, co-workers can collaborate, and groups can still meet.”