Last Updated: 7 months ago by BrodNeil

Premium Memberships Are Being Developed by Discord

Discord introduces a new option for creators to make money by providing community members access to paid, subscriber-only material. The new premium membership option was one of the company’s most requested features. It would bring in a new source of cash while also allowing Discord-based groups to streamline their growth tools.

Discord communities will be able to put part or all of their material behind a paywall using premium memberships. Servers could generally stay free and open, with one premium paid channel reserved for the most dedicated users. A whole community could also go premium by requiring payment for access.

Key takeaways:

  • Many Discord communities previously used third-party platforms such as Patreon to handle premium content access.
  • Premium memberships are now referred to as a “very early pilot” by the company. The feature will be rolled out to a small group of communities who will test the paid services and provide feedback.
  • The company intends to take a 10% cut of premium membership subscriptions. However, that number may change based on the results of its author monetization trials.

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/12/07/discord-premium-memberships/