The added bonuses are nominal: Nitro boosts the image file upload limit from 8MB to 50MB, allows users to upload GIF avatars and use custom emojis in any server or DM. They’re deliberately non-essential upgrades to keep the core service pure, reserving the paid option for folks who voluntarily want to kick some money Discord’s way. Nitro costs $5 monthly or a discounted $50 up front for a year pass.

On top of keeping their main service free, Discord’s got several new features cooking for 2017, including chat history search, screen sharing, admin audit logs and collapsible channel categories.