Nearly three weeks after Google killed off Discord music bot Groovy, another one is set to bite the dust later this month.
It’s my personal favorite that this time on the chopping block, Rhythm Bot is set to shut down on September 15th. It is one of the most popular Rhythm bots from Discord, being installed on approximately 20 million Discord servers and around 30 million active monthly users. It worked much like Groovy, with users being able to feed bot YouTube links, which could then be played to everyone in the voice channel. Now just like with Groovy, the developer of Rythm has been given a break and immersed by Google.
“One way or another we knew it was going to happen eventually,” explained Rhythm’s producer Yoav. The Nerdshala. “That’s why we started working on something new a year ago. Groovy getting one meant it would happen sooner rather than later.”
After 5 years of service and over 20 million users. Rhythm will stop on September 15This is not the end! We’re working tirelessly on a new project that we can’t share yet! If you want updates on this, visit our site here: https://t.co/iw2K1yWv5T ️September 12, 2021
Rythm’s new project in short a . I was touched Post on its official website Announcing its imminent finale, “We can’t tell you much right now, but we’re working on something amazing in the music world.” It looks like an alternative may be in the works, one that likely won’t rely on YouTube videos and bypasses Google’s ads.
With two of Discord’s most popular music bots now out of commission, Yaove believes others will see similar notices from Google in the coming weeks. Yaove continued to The Nerdshala, “I believe now that we have received the letter, all music bots will also receive them in the coming weeks and I strongly believe they will all be shut down.” “As someone who was a very early user on Discord, it’s hard to imagine Discord without music bots. They’ve become the key to the experience and bring so much fun and engagement to a community. It’s all here for everyone.” Sad end of an era. On the platform.”
Music bots really feel like a big part of Discord’s culture. The regular rhythm ends in whatever voice channel I’m playing, and even if I’m not actively listening to it, it’s a great tool. But Discord is growing beyond its gaming roots, and its growing popularity means it’s no surprise that big companies like Google are starting to pay attention to what’s happening within their communities. Regardless, it’s hard not to be surprised and worried about what the future of Discord looks like.