I've been a long-time fan of Discord's UI and design and there's really nothing I can say that hasn't already been said by everybody else about this UI update, but it's just not very good.
It's hard on the eyes, significantly clutters the screen, makes scrolling through messages a pain with all the flashing and menus, and is really antithetical to Discord's design as being sleek and compact. And really, honest show of hands, who uses reactions enough to warrant there being a quick menu for it?
In addition to this, it's made the whole thing much more difficult to navigate. Plenty of people now have to re-learn their muscle memory for editing and deleting messages for no real reason, the last UI worked just fine. In regards to accessibility, I have plenty of friends who have griped about the update being objectively worse for them in terms of making it much harder to read with their dyslexia, not to mention the headache of having to relearn a UI for no good reason for people with fine motor control problems.
I know it's a plea that may fall on plugged ears, but at the very least all I'd ask for is a way to toggle this update off (for all of you who enjoy this design change, I don't get it but you have your opinions) or in the future for these sort of things to be preceded by an announcement or trial run with users.
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