Discord acquires Gas, a poll-based social app

Discord recently announced that it has acquired Gas, a poll-based social app that is designed to allow friends to share compliments with one another. 

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Founded by Nikita Bier in summer 2022, Gas is a social media platform that allows teens to join their school, add friends, answer polls about their classmates, and get flames when picked. The app has reached 7.4 million downloads and nearly $7 million in consumer spend since its launch, according to data from Sensor Tower.

“Gas is all about uplifting and empowering each other through positive affirmations. Its tremendous success shows the opportunity that exists in creating a playful yet meaningful place for young people. Gas’ founders have a proven track record of creating exciting apps and experiences, and we’re thrilled to work with their team to take things to the next level,” Discord said in a blog post announcing the acquisition. 

Discord said that Gas will currently continue as its own standalone app. Gas’s small team of four will join Discord to assist in its efforts to continue growing among new and core audiences.

Gas was previously dubbed “the hottest app right now” by The Wall Street Journal after it ousted TikTok and other well-known social apps from Apple’s App Store rankings in October.

“We’re always working to create an inclusive world where no one feels like an outsider and we’re excited to welcome Gas to the Discord community as our next step to fulfilling that vision,” Discord added. 

Written by Jordan Bevan

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