When you delete your account, ALL your sent messages in ALL servers should be deleted.


44 kommentarer

  • bats

    I agree. The way it is now, account deletion still allows for people to use personal, and sometimes intimate information that you shared with them against you. I would rather not exist at all to people that I have cut off.

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  • sshiverr

    I totally agree with you as I feel the same way. Please Discord, give the people what they want and please add this feature. EVERYTHING with your account should get deleted when/if you delete your account. Please we want this so bad

  • Osaka

    Listen to this basic suggestion Discord, stop making useless updates and give us what the community actually want. Deleting completely our account is a right, and having not this possibility even looks like kind of illegal. HOW such a platform don't have basic things like that ?


  • ||||||||

    yes please

  • Kijanix

    I completely agree with this post. Sometimes people just want to put their past behind them without others being able to dig it back up. Even Facebook and Twitter both permanently delete all photos, messages, etc. and that's saying something. This is also borderline breaking laws regarding the erasure of data after consent of storing that data is no longer given (GDPR Article 17). Hopefully Discord will eventually listen to their users and add what should've been implemented in the first place.

  • senpai potato

    I agree discord should delete all massage from delete users. Users delete their account for a reasons all the data on that account should be gone. The massages should not stay discord do not have the right to keep to massages after deletion of an account. Many people ask for this feature and it important so discord start working on this now

  • Atmo

    I agree with this.

  • Lynx

    PLEASE implement this. I have known friends who have been victims of blackmail because they have used pictures she posted and forgot to delete after deleting her account, using those pictures to dox her location. This is a VERY straining problem discord currently has. I wish they would update so that every past message will be deleted upon account deletion, or at the very least, give the users ability to purge all their messages in both DMs and servers.

    For the sake of social security, privacy and safety of ALL Discord users.

  • butterbot

    Really agree with you Lynx I also know people who've gotten doxxed and their personal lives threatened because they couldn't have their information deleted off of servers.

  • lecktras

    Please make this a feature. I have had many friends delete their accounts, some more than once, just because of this problem or ones very similar to it that could be alleviated by this feature.

  • senpai potato

    I agree discord should really fix the way they delete accounts it not right how they doing it right now and many people ask for this for years if you request for a new feature they will tell you to post in feedback because all their idea for updates and changes come from there but why this feature never been added after years of people posting and upvotes for this feature people still posting for this feature to be added. When an account get deleted all massages should be deleted with the account i plan to delete this account I just waiting for discord to add this feature.

  • chiri

    please add this feature

  • sylvo's wife

    I agree. I have been in servers during my teens which I absolutely regret being in, as well as the things I said there. These horrible people have my personal information (which they have used to bully me extensively during my time there as a young teen) and messages from when I was uneducated. These servers I'm no longer in and it makes me extremely uncomfortable and powerless. I'm a different, older person now, and I no longer wish to be associated with that time, but I can't do that. Please, please add this feature. 

  • hopefully discord does something about this. the messages should expire or something at least over time. i dont see the point of keeping up messages from deleted accounts forever like they do, it's actually really quite concerning. i hope this changes, espically now since im seeing people upvote and post this in feedback more often.

  • jombom

    you guys could ask them that on their twitter account maybe it will make them at least respond with an official answer i to don't understand the point of keeping messages from deleted users since it can be dangerous in certain casses and i think that when a person deletes their account that means that they don't want anything to do with discord anymore so keeping their messages is not safe for them and i guess if someone deletes their accounts they expect it to also have their messages deleted and all their data deleted but instead they don't trully do that they just make it impossible to access for the user of the account but if someone has your account direct messages already opened they could still see your messages very easily yes they can't open it if they didn't do it before but if they did they can still see it

  • BottleCaps

    There should be a “deactivation period” on which the user can change their minds like Deviant Art has, then they should have a button when you leave servers that will allow you to delete everything you’ve sent in that server so people can no longer save it.

    I like being able to look back on messages from the past so that I can better understand previous situations, or read funny conversations. And I’ll be honest, I wouldn’t want to lose those if that person deleted their account.

    But if it’s a safety issue for people then I support there being an option to delete messages. Or maybe even a place where you can see a list of past servers you’ve been in and click a button to clear your messages from it.

    Once your stuff is out there it’s kinda... well out there for good. But it would at least prevent nee people from accessing it, or others who forgot to save it from accessing it

    I have mixed feelings but I can see how younger users may have posted some not great things because they weren’t thinking and why they would want to take that back.

    That all said... I appreciate your Updates Discord. They aren’t useless, ignore le haters 😊 just keep in mind those who may feel threatened with blackmail 💙

  • jombom

    i twitted them but didn't have an answer if all of you could do the same maybe we'll finally have an answer


  • Discord please listen

    jombom i messaged them on instagram and twitter, though i never managed to get a reply. if they do reply to you, please do share.


  • jombom

    Discord please listen i honestly think they're ignoring this on purpose i don't know why but i tweeted them didn't get a response then deleted my tweet since  after a couple of hours i got no answer then i messaged them in private and i still have no answer from them it's really frustrating alot of people want to be able to bulk delete their messages and to have their messages deleted after the account deletation cause they think that it's really not safe i'm really really angry cause i feel they're playing with their users privacy please discord no one is feeling safe leaving their messages behind when deleting their accounts so please delete all of the messages that a deleted account has sent or at least give us the choice to do so 

  • Discord please listen

    jombom it really is frustrating, i feel the same way. people have been asking for this for years too, so it's not like it's some overnight request we all made. it's a reoccurring one. it's really pathetic to see discord ignore this honestly


  • senpai potato

    I would send them a messages but I do not use Twitter anyway we should not even have to this they made this website that made for feedback they need to get serous and start reading and giving us answers

  • f4tal1ty

    I deleted my Discord account back in May of 2018. I once sent a picture which had very sensitive information in it. I was young and naive back then. It shocked me when I found out about it, cuz this means that my messages are still there and there is no way to delete them now.

    Discord has to do something about this.


  • jombom

    f4tal1ty you could try sending them a message on twitter maybe we'll get them to at least answer us cause it feels like they don't care about the privacy of their users or if they do at least they should approve this

  • senpai potato

    Yea request for help or ask in Twitter or try to get contact with the owner of the server to delete the massages for you f4tal1ty

  • f4tal1ty

    It was in Direct Messages and I can't get in contact with the person, cuz I only knew him online.

  • senpai potato

    f4tal1ty you said you deleted your account that mean he will not be able to reopen your dm you have with him only way he be able to still read the massages if he never close the dm 

  • TheDoctor

    I spent some time looking at the right to be forgotten and thinking about this specific issue.

    When discord "deletes" your account by simply adding "deleted user #0000". This is a data anonymisation technique known as pseudonymization. I seem to recall reading a while back that after data has been anonymised, privacy laws do not have to be applied to said data. <-- this last sentence may not be correct as my recollection may be skewed.

    But this begs the question, if someone has personal/sensitive information within their messages, is the data truly anonymous?

    In some cases it's quite easy to de-anonymise data, no matter what it is about, but the fact that people that you have had contact with can just look at your messages and be like "huh, it's so and so" is a gross oversight.

    Discord has basically taken the lazy way out with this approach, you used to be able to use bots to delete as much as you wanted and bans could be used to delete everything someone had ever sent. There was a period of time where messages would take a long time to send or just not at all, this was due to API instability caused by so many simultaneous huge bulk deletions of messages. Which is understandable as to why they've put in restrictions on bots by placing a 2 week limit on bulk deletes (you can get around this by fetching messages individually but it takes a lot longer).

    In my opinion Discord has given some flimsy reasoning as to why they keep messages "to preserve the flow of conversation", what!? That's no reason at all, especially if the conversation could potentially put someone at risk, as we all know the internet has its darker side.

    It already takes 14 days (at least) from clicking "delete my account" for the deletion to go through, it wouldn't be far fetched to have messages routinely wiped, so they (Discord) control the speed at which it is done to prevent API problems, whilst assuring the user their messages are being deleted.

    They say it was a database issue so I assume SQL which to delete could be as simple as

    DELETE * FROM messages_table WHERE UserID = '<ID of requester>'

    It is most likely not, but having built such an app and having a team I'm sure they could knock their heads together and come up with something to so that.

    As a side note it would be nice to have user mentions deleted as well to completely cover your tracks, once again they should be able to come up with something, especially seeing how user mentions are formatted "<@UserID>"

    In conclusion I believe this is something that should (and could) be done by Discord, if you've read this far thank you for sticking with me whilst I ranted.

  • TheNullPlayer

    The current account "deletion" system is completely insufficient. No one should have to give up access to their account yet still have to worry about their full digital life still being exposed. It could be that dumb thing you said while you were drunk, your breakup with an ex in a Discord server or even that slightly risqué meme you made a long time ago. Now all it takes is for someone like Skai Jackson to find it and label you a racist, and just like that, your digital and social life is over. We deserve better Discord.

  • Discord please listen

    TheDoctor i completely agree. this was a really good read. i never understood the 'to preserve the flow of conversation' to me either, especially for dms. if the person can no longer reply or anything, why does the conversation need to remain? discord really did take the laziest way out and the most bullcrapped way too. anonymisation only works if you were anonymous from the start, and clearly discord users aren't. not to mention discord literally keeps the i.d number the same of the deleted account as well AND though nothing happens, you can still send friendrequests / messages to the deleted account. that's beyond creepy to me. 


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