Discord opens the floodgates to monetization: get ready for paid microtransaction stores and ‘exclusive memes’

The internet’s biggest chat app introduces new ways to extract money from the people who use it. Discord is expanding Server Subscriptions, a Patreon-like subscription button that’s been available for large servers since 2022, with tiered subscriptions and longer-term plans to effectively turn servers into storefronts.

“To date, we’ve paid out millions of dollars to thousands of creators and communities, and every day we see more creators and communities earning on their Discord servers,” product manager Derek Yang wrote in a post. blog published today. “…Today we’re excited to share new tools that will help you start making money faster.”

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