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Is Microsoft acquiring Discord?

Kashif Najeeb

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Is Microsoft acquiring Discord?
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Is Microsoft acquiring Discord?

The companies may reach a deal as early as next month. And if it gets the desired valuation, we might soon see Discord move into the hands of Microsoft.

You may have heard the rumors that Microsoft was talking about acquiring the Discord gaming chat service.

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Is Microsoft acquiring Discord?

Much like several other social media apps such as Clubhouse, Discord also grew in popularity during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, when people were forced to stay home, thus craving for social interactions. Discord has proved incredibly popular with gamers in the last few years, growing at an impressive rate since it first launched in 2015. It’s unsurprising to see Microsoft making moves to expand its reach in this area. The Wall Street Journal claims that the Windows giant is now in advanced and exclusive talks to acquire the messaging platform. The companies may reach a deal as early as next month. That’s assuming the ongoing talks don’t fall apart, though.  And if it gets the desired valuation, we might soon see Discord move into the hands of Microsoft.

Microsoft has a market value of more than $1.7 trillion, certainly has the fund as well as the desire to acquire Discord though. The platform would be a highly valuable asset for the company’s Xbox division. It would fit right in as well, given the service is still very much favored by gamers.

Microsoft has acquired several big game companies in the last couple of years. Discord would now complement those purchases with a consumer-focused service. It will now be interesting to see whether the company manages to strike a deal with Discord. (according to www.androidheadlines.com)

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