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  • vshzR

    I keep looking up this feature to see if they will do anything to support this, and I have seen no official response. I am ready to start a freaking movement as the only features they care about are trying to replace steam as a game selling platform to monetize their platform.

    In short I am about to give up all hope that this will become a modern chat platform.

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  • Hans

    How is this not a thing yet?

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  • Viking

    Message threads would be ideal. At the very least, Discord needs a "reply to this message" feature so that a comment in a busy chat has the proper context.

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  • dmelton_

    I hope they are actively working on this. I love discord but in servers with a lot of users, it can get really messy. Threads would be more efficient and make channels much much much cleaner. Can't stress it enough.

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  • Ito (he/him)

    Please for the love of whatever gods, goddesses, or flying spaghetti monsters you pray to, can we P L E A S E have conversation threading?

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  • ELRinley

    Sure, Discord, you've got plain, normal Markdown that makes sense.
    Telegram and Slack are DESTOYING you with selecting, forwarding and replying to messages.
    Slack is DESTROYING you with turning messages into neatly nested threads whose replies can show up in the channel or solely in the thread itself.

    Slack wins again with showing a server's threads in their own little DMs/Activities/Etc. type menu. It wins yet again with being able to favorite messages, threads, and CONTACTS.

     

    Come on, Discord.

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  • Gehock

    Also a note that this feature was suggested already in 2016 and had almost 900 votes, but Discord has quietly removed the feature request since.

    https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:8y-S_guwV6sJ:https://feedback.discordapp.com/forums/326712-discord-dream-land/suggestions/15859336-threaded-text-chat

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  • Greem

    I think Slack has this as well?

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  • Tiana_Deadly_Poison

    I think threads are useful and I agree with Juliano, threads make chat easier to find :) I absolutely pro threads

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  • Wayne Brady

    Agreed

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  • dmz2112

    Threading, please.  Or at least explain to us why it's against your principles.  You are making this weird.  :)

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  • Viking

    Thanks, Juliano.

    I've upvoted that one now, as well.

    Threaded chat would be the better solution, but 'quoting' / 'reply' would be an improvement over the current functionality.

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  • Aisyx

    This should also fit neatly nuzzled into the top of the channels directory (similar to how Slack implements it). I checked and couldn't find any patents or trademarks for this, so all should be in order.

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  • Juliano R4010

    Viking, there is another request for reply to message, as "Quoting" here:

    https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360030063152-Quoting

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  • 3mptylord

    I would like this as an option for specific text channels, if not a default feature. 

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  • Michael — ZonderZorg

    I strongly support the idea of threads. It's frustrating to do long scrolls attempting to piece-together a conversation when a channel is busy. Important things frequently get lost.  

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  • mothmage

    This is one of two reasons why I (and my employers!) still actively use Slack, which offers this. Discord having this feature would be a catalyst for switching for Discord for workspaces.

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  • Juliano R4010

    Straypet, threads are exactly to make discussions gruped, making it easier to find.

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  • Tiana_Deadly_Poison

    I voted this idea too. I also sent a ticket to Support asking about threads and they told me to vote the.feedback since the Discord team takes into consideration our proposals.... we 'll wait and see but I'm with you

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  • Gaïa - GaiaNovae

    I voted to have threads on Discord (like on Slack) because is the best thing for a Teamwork with multitasks purpose.  

    I Hope threads will be on Discord ! 

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  • Raatommo - ID Associate

    Discord need thread to make chat easier and neat. I support and vote for that feature.

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  • Danibabe

    I am not going to compare discord to slack because both are different and made for different reasons. However, in saying that, an option which allows server owners to activate/deactivate threading in channels would be beneficial for most people and possibly increase the usage of discord as a workspace.

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  • mrmaceurope

    Just adding in my vote for Discord to implement Conversation Threads, with all the conversation going on in a channel this would be a must have feature request :) 

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  • ahoshmand

    We need it

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  • Hazel - lullabells

    It's not about comparison with Slack, it's just a suggestion that'll work in the benefit of Discord. Threading comments organizes the topics being discussed in a channel. Without threads, even two pairs of people discussing two different topics in the same channel can create a chaos, let alone different groups of people. Kindly look into this and provide us with this so-needed feature. Thank you! =)

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  • Solcito - Soy_Solanshh

    I think it is necessary, since the threads of conversation are lost, and there is no order.
    Another thing that is missing is to quote messages. It is a very useful feature in Slack, and here I miss a lot.
    Implementing those two things, I would not miss Slack, and I would fall in love with Discord.
    That by the way, I love the integration with Spotify. It reminds me of my times of MSN. xD

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  • Juliano R4010

    I agree, Viking.

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  • Gretchen - GMCR25

    I too support the idea of threads. I think it's best, easier and neat to chat for a teamwork with multitasks purpose. If Discord consider this feature, it will surely be a blast! 

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  • drayzen

    It becomes pretty clear when you sort by comments, more that double all but the top three.
    https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/community/topics/360000786212-Chat?sort_by=comments

    It doesn't make much sense that Quoting ranks second by Votes with >12k considering it's essentially one of the component features of threaded conversations...
    I think the Discord people need to get their heads straight and realise there's a much larger opportunity out there if they think about supporting more than just gamers.

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  • real_ate

    @zettel @drayzen if you look at the list of feature suggestions you will see that all but one of the features with higher votes than this were submitted by "Nelly" 

    I reached out to Discord support and they said that "we only migrated over any idea with over 100 votes" and what that means is that the issues posted by "Nelly" are the ones that were migrated from their old feature request system

    The issue that I have with Discord on this is that I'm 100% sure that the previous "message threads" feature request had more than 100 votes.

    Also it means that this feature request is the second most voted request on the new platform! Personally I believe that warrants a response from Discord about it but sure what do I know?

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