Discord has taken over Gas. That is a lesser-known social network that allows users, especially young people, to create polls intended mainly to give compliments to each other. For now, the Gas app will remain standalone.
Discord writes in a blog post about the acquisition, although it does not mention further details about the amount paid and which employees and leaders will remain with the app. However, founder Nikita Bier reported last week that he was leaving Gas, but it is not clear whether his departure is related to the acquisition. Discord says it will continue to be used as a standalone app ” at this time.” The team behind the app will “help Discord in our efforts to tap into a new core audience,” the company writes. It is not clear whether, and in what way, Gas may be processed in the chat app in the future.
Gas is a social network that is especially popular among young people. The app allows users to create polls,but only polls that are positive. Users can then answer those polls anonymously with compliments. In October, Bier reported that the service had reached one million daily active users.