In a blog post published on Monday, the company said it recently rebuilt its Android app using React Native. Discord has employed the framework for iOS development ever since Meta first open sourced React in 2015. Now that both of Discord’s mobile apps are on the same underlying codebase, the company notes Android users can expect feature consistency.
“As Discord continues to grow across platforms, we want to find ways to support you and your communities as quickly and efficiently as possible, regardless of which device or platform you happen to be using,” the company said. “Utilizing React Native across every mobile platform Discord is 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 to arrive on your device in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, new Android users can download the software from the Google Play Store.
Discord has started releasing an updated Android version that addresses one of the most common issues with the programme. If you keep up with the firm, you’ve certainly seen that it frequently announces new features only to mention that they would debut on desktop and iOS first before coming to Google’s operating system. With the recent introduction of Server Profiles, we witnessed that. That is reportedly about to be history, according to Discord.
Comparison screenshot showing Discord’s new Android interface. The new UI more broadly aligns with its iOS counterpart thanks to Discord’s move to React Native. Comparison screenshot showing Discord’s new Android interface. The new UI more broadly aligns with its iOS counterpart thanks to Discord’s move to React Native. Additionally, the company says Discord users will see a more consistent user experience across platforms. As one example, the Android app will feature a larger default font that is more in line with the iOS version of the software. Discord also anticipates it will release future updates faster.