Communication platforms

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Collaboration and communication among Waze map editors (from beginners to advanced editors) is an important part of improving the map. There are multiple forms of real-time communication available for this purpose.

Waze Map Editor Chat

Waze Map Editor (WME) has a built-in chat feature that allows for communication with other editors that are currently using WME. Because this feature is built into WME its use is appealing, however because of the features available and editor attention, Discord is the preferred communication platform.


Discord is a chat platform that is available in both desktop and mobile formats and is the main form of communication used among Waze map editors. Within a Discord server, multiple channels exist that can serve different purposes. These channels vary from server to server; any questions on them should be posed in the server that is joined.

Discord Server List

An automated chat bot exists for use in each of the Discord servers. Please refer to the CommunityBot page for a reference of its capabilities.

Google Hangouts (GHO)

The Google Hangouts chat platform was used among editors previously and has since been replaced by communication via Discord. For those who can not access the Discord platform, please reach out to a State Manager and/or the (Assistant) Regional Coordinator in your region for alternate access to Discord through Google Hangouts.


Most of the US community switched from Slack to Discord in 2016. Slack is still used in other parts of the world but within the US it has largely been replaced by the Discord platform.