Today is the Day! Discord is Here!

Today is the day! Discord is here! :rocket:

We’re thrilled to announce the transition to Discord for our developer community! With you in mind, we’ve worked tirelessly to create a more seamless and user-friendly experience and we can’t wait for you to try it out.

We duplicated the old Slack community channels and added enhancements like auto-threading and organized categories. No longer will you have to create the thread - Discord will do it for you! You will also have access to advanced customization options (only join the channels you’re interested in!) and improvements such as no message limits (you’ll be able to search for answers much more easily - yay!).

You will also get to meet the new community mascot - Codie the Chameleon!

:point_right: How do I access Discord?

Whether you’re new to the community or a long-time member, joining the fun on Discord is simple. Here’s the process in five easy steps:

  1. Download the application or use a web browser. Note for Mac users, Discord asks for permission to receive keystrokes — which improves accessibility by enabling systemwide push-to-talk (PTT) to work. If you disable this permission, Discord will still function just fine, you’ll just need to open the app for your PTT hotkey to function.

  2. Create an account. If you have a personal account, you can create another profile, or professional account, and switch between the two as you’d like.

  3. Double-check privacy settings.

  4. Configure notifications.

  5. Join the server!

:gift: Everyone who joins in the first month will be awarded the title, ‘Codie’s first friend’ and a cool badge to display on your profile and alongside your name! :sunglasses:

Thank you for being a part of the Contentful developer community. :heart: We can’t wait to see what amazing conversations you will have and projects you create with Contentful. :building_construction:

Katie & the Developer Relations Team