Following an announcement in May that it and Sony will “bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile,” Discord is now allowing you to connect your PlayStation Network account to the chat app. Right now, the integration is quite restricted in terms of what it can do and who appears to have access to it, but it’s most likely the first step toward more advanced features. Aside from its Sony collaboration, Discord is working on an intriguing account management function that we’d love to see become available to everyone.
When you link your accounts, your Discord friends will be able to see what game you’re playing on your PlayStation, and you can also add your PSN ID to your Discord profile so that others can simply add you to the service. According to Discord’s announcement article, the option to link your PSN account via Discord is “gradually rolling out,” so it may take some time before you can use it – up to a week if you’re in the US, with other countries following next week, according to Discord. (When two Verge staff employees checked their Discord accounts, the PSN option was missing.) That’s perhaps understandable, given Sony’s other commitments at the moment.)
Open Discord and go to User Settings > Connections (on the mobile app, go to your profile, then touch Connections > Add) to link your PSN and Discord accounts. If the PlayStation logo appears among the icons in the “Connect Your Accounts” menu, you can click it to access the PlayStation Network login page. Your accounts should be linked after you enter your credentials.
The ability to connect to PSN isn’t the only item Discord has been working on; the business has also been experimenting with a feature that would allow you to effortlessly switch between accounts, which many users want based on the likes on this feature request. Account switching (which has been noticed by Reddit users and YouTubers alike) is now only available for a “limited percentage” of desktop users, according to a company email to The Verge.
Discord even has an FAQ for the feature, which currently says that the experiment is being run for a “limited period of time,”