Review Date 04/23/2020
What is required to sign up?
A phone number can be associated with your account for account recovery purposes, but is not required for account creation.
How does it handle privacy?
Can I control it?
What could happen if something went wrong
When we first published our research, Discord didn't meet our Minimum Security Standards because it didn't require a strong password to protect your account. Our researcher was able to login with the password "111111". Since we've published our research, Discord has updated their password requirement and now requires a strong password. We are happy to see this change on Discord's part and have updated their product to now meet our Minimum Security Standards. Discord does collect a lot of data on its users and says it can share that data with third-parties. Likely the biggest problem with Discord is its history of toxic communities, harassment, and predators. Getting sucked into alt-right hatred, accidentally stumbling across a porn ring, or getting harrassed by misogynistic gamers are all real concerns for people on Discord who aren't careful.