Building the future, the VoIP and instant messaging social platform, Discord, had teased the ‘evolving Connections’ endeavor in October 2022.
Discord has now officially announced the exciting ‘Linked Roles’ functionality under its ‘Connections’ feature.
Around 20 official Connections are set to go live with new functionality in the coming weeks ( for gaming, social, fitness, finance, and art categories).
These Connections can then be utilised by community moderators and admins to build or grant new Linked Roles that can provide access to special channels and added safety within their server,states Discord.
With Linked Roles going live soon, enhanced trust and safety is en route. Server admins will now be allowed to develop roles and gate channels depending upon metadata from a Solana wallet (e.g. holdings, number of transactions, or the wallet’s age).
The Linked Roles functionality is a fresh role generated via authenticating profiles of players through an external (beyond-platform) account. Linked Roles will now be possible to be assigned depending upon the wallet.
Upon connecting external accounts and identities to the Discord account, users could qualify for Linked Roles in the servers participating.
Sharing the update, Discord tweeted:
When you connect external accounts & identities to your Discord account, you can qualify for Linked Roles in participating servers–creating all-new opportunities for trust, safety, and function.— Discord (@discord) December 12, 2022
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Support for Solana is duly offered by Discord. Elated on learning about the said development, Solana Labs tweeted on the availability of due support for Solana in Discord’s Linked Roles.
Such a support is a first for any blockchain Servers with the Solana app installed. When enabled, users would get a prompt to link and authenticate right with their Solana wallet.
Discord makes apparent the commitment to eliminate scams and identity thefts from their server.
The said Connection feature would enable exhibiting account details on user’s Discord via linking accounts via signing and verifying. This is the next-generation authentication.