Slack not too long ago made a number of adjustments to its free plan, limiting message archives to the previous 90 days as an alternative of the earlier restrict of 10,000 messages. There are methods to work round this limitation, however I think various communities will discover themselves transferring to Discord as an alternative.
If you are a part of that migration, you would possibly discover that Discord appears to be like 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 to be like alien. You can change Discord to work in mild mode by clicking the gear subsequent to your identify 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 form of one that switches between darkish and mild mode recurrently, you need to use the Sync With Computer possibility to maintain Discord lined up with the whole lot else.
Add a Little Contrast
Discord’s mild mode turns the whole lot mild, together with the left-hand sidebar. This, for Slack customers, makes it straightforward to get misplaced—there isn’t any differentiation between the channel record and the remainder of the person interface. That’s why I additionally suggest checking Dark Sidebar. Enable this and the left panel will keep darkish in mild mode, which implies it stands out visually. This goes a good distance.
Change the Fonts and Colors (A Little)
A bit of beneath the Theme choices is Font Scaling. The closest you will 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 totally different colours, head to the Accessibility part. Usernames in Discord servers are coloured in accordance to their roles (normally granted by admins to arrange individuals into teams primarily based on their pursuits, moderator or admin roles, or different particular standing) within the server. If you’d moderately each username look the identical, examine Don’t present position colours—now everybody would be the identical shade, identical to in Slack. (Alternatively, if you do not need to lose this context, you may choose Show position colours subsequent to names and a coloured circle will present up subsequent to their names.)
Finally, you may flip down the colours usually by adjusting the Saturation. This will mute the assorted blues within the person interface, in addition to the position 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 most likely miss them. The excellent news is you may 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 can even provide up to 50 animated emojis, although solely paying Discord Nitro prospects 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 similar sister web site Discordmojis, so search there and obtain those you need. Now, in Discord, click on the identify of the present server within the high left nook and click on Server Settings. Head to Emoji and you may 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 most likely ask an admin to offer you. Everyone in your server can use the emoji you add.
Discord is not similar to Slack, and it by no means can be. That does not imply you may’t make it a bit of extra acquainted. These tweaks will get you nearer.