Many Discord features are leaked before they are announced by Discord. One important source of information like this is through the Discord Datamining process.
What is Discord Datamining?
In many Discord-related Discord servers, you may or may not have seen a channel named along the lines of
# datamine-updates. These channels are powered by a Discord bot with the same name.
Discord Canary receives updates from Discord much more frequently than the normal Discord client. Canary is a separately maintained Discord client. Because of updates being pushed too early, this client is considered the most unstable among the other two. It is when the new features are pushed in the “Alpha” state of production. Quite unstable.
The other two Discord clients are — Discord Stable: where updates are pushed after careful testing and finalizing. Discord PTB (Public Test Build): is where the updates are in the “Beta” stage. This client of Discord is equivalent to the BETA program on Discord mobile.
To learn more about the official clients of Discord, consider reading this article by Discord.
How Feature Leaks are Found
For example, here’s the latest Datamining update at the time of writing this article. Here’s what the updates say in this comment.
Any sentences starting with
— refer to that specific VARIABLE getting removed. Similarly
+ refer to that VARIABLE being added. When the same variable is getting removed and added, it means the value of the variable was changed.
In the given example, one can assume that a “See More” button is being added to something called “FORUMS”. From more and more updates, we have received more and more information about these forums. In fact, we have a full article on the upcoming forum feature. Consider reading this article.
Where to Find Discord Datamining Updates?
The main source of these updates is the GitHub repository which you can find:
Another way you can get these updates is through the Datamine Updates Discord Bot.