Discord’s new Go Live feature will let users stream games to up to 10 friends

Discord’s newest feature, called Go Live, is something like a middle ground between livestreaming to the entire internet and playing a game with your friends on the couch. The new feature, which Discord announced on Friday morning, will allow users to stream their gameplay directly to friends using the Discord client. The feature is set to roll out on Aug. 15.

Go Live is an extension of Discord’s current screen sharing feature, which is available as part of the service’s private voice calls. Unlike the private call version, however, Go Live will require game detection to activate. This means that rather than simply screen sharing, users can only broadcast to viewers while running a game, and only the game will be shown to viewers.

Discord’s Go Live stream being used in the Discord desktop app

Go Live broadcasts will only be available to users currently in the same Discord voice channel as the stream’s host. Each Discord Go Live stream can host up to 10 people, including the streamer themselves. There’s no limit to how many people can be live in each Discord server, but only one person can use Go Live per voice channel.

Discord Go Live can be activated or deactivated at any time either through Discord’s desktop app, or while playing a game directly through the in-game overlay. The streams themselves will automatically be broadcast to viewers at 720p, however Nitro Classic users will have the option to upgrade their streams to 1080p, while standard Nitro users will have the ability to stream at 4K.

Some users will begin getting access to Go Live beginning Aug. 15, and the feature will be available to everyone over the course of the next two weeks.

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