Slack not too long ago made just a few adjustments to its free plan, limiting message archives to the previous 90 days as a substitute of the earlier restrict of 10,000 messages. There are methods to work round this limitation, however I believe various communities will discover themselves transferring to Discord as a substitute.
If you are a part of that migration, you would possibly discover that Discord appears and feels a bit of … bizarre in contrast to what you are used to. Here’s how to make it a bit of bit extra comfy.
Switch to Light Mode
Let’s begin with the obvious distinction: Discord is darkish by default, even when your laptop or cellphone is not set to darkish mode.
That would possibly look acquainted in the event you used Slack in darkish mode, granted, however for light-mode individuals this appears alien. You can change Discord to work in gentle mode by clicking the gear subsequent to your title within the backside left nook, which opens User Settings. Head to Appearance and you may discover the choice to allow the Light theme. Alternatively, in the event you’re the sort of one who switches between darkish and gentle mode repeatedly, you should use the Sync With Computer possibility to hold Discord lined up with every thing else.
Add a Little Contrast
Discord’s gentle mode turns every thing gentle, together with the left-hand sidebar. This, for Slack customers, makes it simple to get misplaced—there isn’t any differentiation between the channel record and the remainder of the consumer interface. That’s why I additionally suggest checking Dark Sidebar. Enable this and the left panel will keep darkish in gentle mode, which implies it stands out visually. This goes a great distance.
Change the Fonts and Colors (A Little)
Somewhat beneath the Theme choices is Font Scaling. The closest you may get the fonts to Slack’s default is to change the Chat Font Scaling degree to 16px and the Space Between Messages Groups to 4px, or simply tweak issues till they give the impression of being proper to you.
Finally, in the event you’re not a fan of how some individuals’s usernames are completely different colours, head to the Accessibility part. Usernames in Discord servers are coloured in accordance to their roles (normally granted by admins to manage individuals into teams based mostly on their pursuits, moderator or admin roles, or different particular standing) within the server. If you’d somewhat each username look the identical, examine Don’t present function colours—now everybody would be the identical coloration, similar to in Slack. (Alternatively, if you do not need to lose this context, you possibly can choose Show function colours subsequent to names and a coloured circle will present up subsequent to their names.)
Finally, you possibly can flip down the colours basically by adjusting the Saturation. This will mute the assorted blues within the consumer interface, in addition to the function colours.
Add the Custom Emoji You Loved So Much in Slack
Every Slack finally ends up choosing up a seemingly infinite variety of customized emoji, so in the event you not too long ago migrated to Discord you in all probability miss them. The excellent news is you possibly can take a few of them with you; the dangerous information is, not all of them. Every server can provide up to 50 emojis. Every server may also provide up to 50 animated emojis, although solely paying Discord Nitro clients can use these.
Having mentioned that, let’s discover and add your favourite emoji. Odds are they are often discovered at Slackmojis and its practically an identical sister website Discordmojis, so search there and obtain those you need. Now, in Discord, click on the title of the present server within the prime left nook and click on Server Settings. Head to Emoji and you possibly can add up to 50 customized emoji. If the Emoji possibility is not there, it is as a result of you do not have permission to add emotes to the server, which you’ll be able to in all probability ask an admin to offer you. Everyone in your server can use the emoji you add.
Discord is not an identical to Slack, and it by no means can be. That doesn’t suggest you possibly can’t make it a bit of extra acquainted. These tweaks will get you nearer.