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Discord to Monetize Live Events After Microsoft Sale Talks Ended

  • Chat app favored by video gamers doubled users in 2020
  • CEO Citron says online engagement will continue after pandemic
Photographer: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg

Discord Inc., a social network favored by gamers, is testing a program to let users sell tickets to virtual events, a move that could open up a new revenue stream for the chat company that has seen a surge in participants during the pandemic.

The company has opened the ticketing service to a small, invitation-only group and is still determining whether it will take a cut of the fees, and how much.