Discord’s Android app may have let some users down in the past. Sometimes Android users will see a message that says “Android support coming soon“after an update is released while iOS and desktop users enjoy new features. But that announcement may be a thing of the past.
Discord announced a major update on August 1st forapplication development framework. Users should expect significant improvements to the app once an automatic update is released over the next few weeks after Discord rebuilds the app using the React Native development framework.
This framework was developed by Meta and has been used to power Android and iOS apps like Facebook and Bloomberg. What makes this framework special is that it allows developers to work across platforms without much extra effort, saving time and energy.
This means that Android users will start receiving updates at the same rate as iOS and desktop users.
The design details will be more consistent across different platforms, but they will still be unique. For example, after a new Android user downloads the app, they’ll see the same larger font as in the iOS app. Existing users will have the option to change the font in Discord settings.
The new development process also means that Android users will receive more frequent updates. Prior to the update, the Discord teams would have to maintain different code bases for different devices, but the new development process will consolidate the work. Since teams will have less codebase to maintain, they will be able to address any fixes or other updates more promptly.
While the new update means Android users will get future updates faster, some users who downloaded the update have complained on Reddit that the update is causing the app to crash. error. Issues in major updates to apps or software are not uncommon and they usually resolve over time.
If you’re an Android user and don’t have the Discord app, you can download it from the Google Play Store.
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