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Discord Appears To Accidentally Boost Views Of Its April Fools' Video With Bot

Discord seems to have by chance inflated the view rely for its 2024 April Fools’ joke video, boosting it by thousands and thousands of views.

The video, as reported by Prime Time News24, the video garnered 628 million views in simply 17 hours. It broke the earlier file set by the GTA 6 trailer for a 24-hour debut of a non-music video. The video itself is a brief clip promoting the pretend addition of loot containers to the social platform. It solely obtained so many views as a result of it was “viewbotted,” apparently accidentally.

Software program developer and Discord dataminer Marvin Witt posted on Twitter/X that Discord applied the video into its personal app in a toast notification, which means the video performed on loop throughout many alternative units. As a result of the video was immediately built-in, it amassed views with out anybody truly watching it on YouTube. Witt additionally claimed that this was an accident, posting a screenshot from a developer expressing bewilderment on the view rely.

Prime Time News24 has reached out to Discord for clarification on what led to the rise in views.

In different Discord information, the app will begin implementing advertisements, probably within the subsequent week. Discord customers can full “sponsored quests” by enjoying video games and streaming to pals to earn in-app cosmetics. Discord beforehand had a powerful anti-ad stance, choosing subscription income as a substitute. The corporate laid off 17% of its workforce in January.



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