Discord's new Server Folders feature enables customizable server groups

The community interaction app Discord does a lot of things really well, but its built-in organizational tools can leave a little something to be desired, particularly for people who spend time on a lot of different servers. The server list just sort of tumbles willy-nilly down the left side of the interface, which is fine if you've only got two or three to deal with, but less than ideal if you're hanging out on a couple dozen.

Enter Server Folders, "one of Discord's top user-requested features," which is intended to address that shortcoming by enabling users to organize their servers in various ways. It's very simple,really: Servers can be dragged and dropped into folders that can be renamed and color-coded, notifications can be dismissed by folder, and you can put folders together in groups as you see fit.

That's all there is to it. It's a small and simple thing, but sometimes the best and most useful features are the small, simple, and obvious ones that users have been screaming at you about for ages. Which isn't meant to be overly critical of Discord—it's the nature of software development, really—but it was clearly aware of demand for the feature, and even managed to have a little fun with it in the run-up to today's announcement.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.