Earlier this year, talks of Discord being acquired began to emerge. Eventually, the company decided to remain independent, but took on a large investment from Sony. Now, Discord is putting that money to use through an acquisition of its own.
Discord has acquired Sentropy Technologies, a company specialising in AI-powered filtering tools. The tool, Sentropy Protect, monitors online networks for abuse and can filter out messages. These independent tools will now be shutting down, as Sentropy joins Discord, the company confirmed in a Medium post.
We don’t know how much the deal was worth, but under Discord the company will expand the app’s trust and safety capabilities, which, as pointed out by The Verge, has been a “key priority” for Discord.
This follows on from an investment in Discord from Sony, the company is also partnering with PlayStation to bring the app to the console and improve its social features.
KitGuru Says: Discord has been making a lot of noise so far this year. Now we’ll just have to wait and see what comes from this latest acquisition.