Discourse 3.1 is here!

Today, we are pleased to announce Discourse 3.1! Filled with features for members and admins alike, this version includes chat threads, a more customizable sidebar, improved search and numerous other improvements. This release is accompanied by the launch of our Discourse AI plugin, embracing the power of emerging large language models (LLMs) to make your community easier to use and moderate.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.discourse.org/2023/08/discourse-3-1-is-here/