On Friday, Discord announced that it is going to end its Stage Discovery tool on October 4th, just after six months since it was launched.
Stage Discovery tool was launched to help users find its social audio rooms called Stage Channels. It used machine learning to curate a list of channels a user might be interested in joining.
Discord says, Stage Channels have been hit but it’s been keeping an eye on Stage Discovery to evaluate whether it’s meeting its goal of helping people find community.
During the announcement, Discord said: “In listening to our communities and admins directly, we’ve learned that we still have work to do in regards to server onboarding and moderation. We’re going to take some time to rethink the Discovery aspect of Stages and how we can better build a place that best connects people to the communities most relevant to them.”
Discord says it will continue to invest in Stage Channels, adding several new features, including the ability to schedule events, extra screening capability, and improvements to its moderation tools to help moderators on Discord keep things orderly and foster healthy engagement within their communities.
More than a million Discord communities have run a Stage as of October 1st, using it to host ask-me-anything discussions, open-mic competitions, art conferences, and discussions over what sorts of foods pineapple should be on, the company added.