Discord working on M1 native app, available for download as a test build

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Discord, the popular player-centric messaging, voice chat and streaming platform, has started work on a native Apple Silicon version of its macOS app.

Discord recently released a new version of Discord Canary, the alpha trial version, for macOS. The latest version is a native Apple Silicon application.

To download the latest version of Discord Canary for macOS, you can visit the Discord Testing customer page. Once there, click on the Discord Canary link under the macOS header.

Discord Canary is the Alpha version of the client, which Discord notes is “the most unstable version of Discord, with many updates. Errors generally occur here, so use this client at your own risk.” In testing since its launch, AppleInsider You’ve seen a repeat request for mic and camera access, but so far, there are no bugs stopping the show.

Other companies have also recently released native Apple Silicon applications, after more than a year of hardware availability. Amazon has launched a new native Prime Video application for Mac, available through the Mac App Store, and which allows users to buy movies and TV directly.

NordVPN has also updated its macOS app to run natively on Apple’s M1 chipset in an update that went live in August.


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