Discord is finally introducing the ability to connect your PlayStation Network account to the chat app, after announcing last May that it and Sony will “bring the Discord and PlayStation experience closer to console and mobile.” At the moment, integration is quite limited, both in terms of what it can do and in terms of who seems to have access to it, but it is probably the first step for things to come later. In addition to its partnership with Sony, Discord is also working on an interesting account management feature that we would like to see available to everyone.
Linking your accounts will allow your Discord friends to see which game you are currently playing on your PlayStation and allow you to add your PSN ID to your Discord account so that other people can easily add you to the service. According to the Discord publication, it is “gradually introducing the ability to connect your PSN account from Discord”, so it may take some time before you can use it – Discord says up to a week if you’re in the US, with other countries, coming next week. (Two Border staff members checked their Discord accounts and the PSN option did not appear for them. Maybe that’s understandable – Sony has a few other things happening right now.)
If you want to connect your PSN and Discord accounts, open Discord and then go to User Settings> Links (in the mobile app go to your account, then tap Connections> Add). If the PlayStation logo is one of the icons in the “Connect your accounts” menu, you can click it to display the PSN login screen. After entering your credentials, your accounts must be linked.
PSN connectivity isn’t the only feature Discord is working on – the company is also experimenting with a feature that will allow you to easily switch between accounts, an option many users want if the likes of this query for this feature is there anything to go through. The company clarified this in an email to On the edge this switching of accounts (which has been noticed by both Reddit users and YouTubers) is currently only available to a “small percentage” of desktop users. Discord even has frequently asked questions about the feature, which currently says the experiment runs for a “limited amount of time,” but as someone who often has to jump between accounts, I’d love to see the light of day.