Discord runs on the macOS app that runs natively on M1

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The popular gamer-focused messaging platform “Discord” is finally working on an update to its macOS app that fully supports Macs with M1 chip and later. While the update is not yet officially available to the public, it can be downloaded as a beta app for now.

As noted by some users on Reddit, Discord recently released a new version of its “Canary” app – which is essentially a beta version of Discord in which the company tests new features ahead of public release – that works natively on M1 Macs.

When apps are updated to run natively on the Apple Silicon platform, they not only perform better, but are also more energy efficient, as native ARM apps can take full advantage of the M1 chip, M1 Pro or M1 Max. However, it should be noted that Discord for macOS is still an Electron app, so the performance gains may not be as noticeable.

For those who are not familiar, Discord is a social network where users can chat with others via text, audio, and video. The platform has become extremely popular among gamers and is available for iOS, macOS, Windows, Android, Linux, and even some game consoles such as Xbox.

Discord Canary with M1 support can be downloaded from the official website of the platform. It is not known when the update will be available to all users.

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