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  • charitwo
    This has privacy implications
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  • chattchaii69

    chattchaii69@gmail.com

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  • Noah
    Hmm, not sure this would be the best option considering everyone seems to like it how it is already. Maybe this could be implemented but have an option in settings to turn it off?
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  • TheRudeDude
    I personally think that this feature would not be useful enough
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  • DerRicky

    I don't think people would want that.

    There are enough people who disabled it in WhatsApp because their contacts wanted them to answer in seconds and they got pissed of about that.

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  • Key

    Man yes people would want this cause I'm sick of texting people then wondering if they seen it most times I know for a fact they seen the shit just choose to ignore it so I just remove myself from ppl like that but still it would be a good feature just have it where people can turn it on and off so people who don't like it and do like it can have their say over it simple

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  • Key

    Man yes people would want this cause I'm sick of texting people then wondering if they seen it most times I know for a fact they seen the shit just choose to ignore it so I just remove myself from ppl like that but still it would be a good feature just have it where people can turn it on and off so people who don't like it and do like it can have their say over it simple

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  • Saluki

    One of the reasons I love Discord and support it so much is because it doesn't do this kind of thing. I'm fine with some kind of feature being implemented, so long as there is a way for me to opt out of people being able to tell I've read a message. When you get several hundred tags a day from people who need a response, it would be annoying to view a message and immediately start getting pestered about why you haven't responded. So for some this would work, but I wouldn't be comfortable with using it.

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  • Kayzzen

    For direct message would be very good. On servers only if it were viable.

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  • multimokia

    Honestly speaking, I hate this kind of feature as I find it to be incredibly invasive and often time making me feel like I need to respond immediately, and I don't like that kind of pressure. If this were optional, sure, but please do not make this for everyone.

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  • Animu

    I think this is a great idea me and my bf us discord to talk and it's hard to know if he sees my message.

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  • Jason.

    Do not make this a toggle feature, that defeats the whole purpose of this feature, to know if someone is ignoring you or not, this should work in DMS and group chats.

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  • ayopayoayo

    this has to be added, I need to know how deep in the friendzone I am :-)

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  • caseyd

    We've been considering switching from Skype to Discord at the office but not having this feature would be a deal breaker for me.  It is incredibly valuable to see if your coworkers had the time to read your message.

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  • Finemoves

    In the same way we'd like to know if people are reading our discord messages, We'd like to know if Discord is reading this thread.... 🤔

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  • PhilipSuttonOz

    Hey Finemoves, I feel the same way!  I'd love to know what discord thinks about this.:

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  • (N/A)&Void

    Just reinstating my position as I still get emails on this. This is not a feature most people I know on discord want. This is intrusive, from my personal opinions it is the one reason I don't use facebook messenger. 

     

    If you want someone to acknowledge that they read your message, tell them to respond like a normal human being.

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  • PhilipSuttonOz

    Clearly some people do want this feature, and some people don't.  I suspect that people with either view are decent human beings.  They just have different needs.  IF it happened to be true that most (but not all) people didn't want an indicator of whether messages have been seen,, then how could we meet people's differing needs?  The read/seen indicator function could be turned OFF as the out-of-the-box default position.  Then people doing DMs or server managers could choose to turn the function on if they felt the need. PLUS each individual could turn the function OFF for themselves personally, as an override, if it was turned on by a server manager and the user didn't want it on.

    Pursuing your own personal views in ways that look after your own user experience makes total sense, but blocking the availability of an optional function that others really want is heavy handed and in my view unnecessary.. 

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  • watk

    I do believe that, if this happens, it should be a setting we can toggle off either app-wide or on a case by case basis. Just like any other program with read receipts.

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  • Finemoves

    At the moment, the only way I can know if a member is reading threads, is if they literally respond. Clearly this is no indication of how many people are reading the thread. Knowing which members are not reading announcements would be helpful in knowing which members to remove. At the moment, it creates a lot more work running a racing league having members that don't read certain informative pages. I've had to use 3rd party links getting members to sign in as the only way to know which members are reading important announcements.

    It would just solve a lot of problems if this was all available in one place.

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  • Wyulliam

    To the people saying this is "intrusive", what part of "you can disable it" is hard to understand?

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  • Matthew W

    This would be so useful, please Discord; please!

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  • Alais L.

    Read the whole thread now.

    To those who keep reiterating the optionality of this feature, people who are against this feature have already answered this.

    Some people will somehow be able to know that you've disabled this option, and that will just lead to questions on why you have it disabled. That alone can lead to many things.

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  • 🎀 akari 🎀

    Back in the day when discord was more like teamspeak / for gaming groups I'd understand why they'd lack read receipts.

    However today, I mean, everyone uses it. My mom, dad, and brother use it in a family group with me. Indie dev groups use it instead of slack. Discord has been used for tech support by small projects, open source and otherwise. Now that more and more people use discord, it's become a lot more than just a group app to chat with your MLG Gamer Bros while you play minecraft and fortnite.

    Moreover, discord DM's are a very common means of communication between people. For many, it's kind of the new texting. Read receipts help in a lot of situations and allow people to communicate with one another a lot more efficiently. Having it be optional solves the gray area of privacy. I personally think that it should be an option (opt-out) in DM's and an option (opt-in, possibly conditional to specific roles) for servers. Considering the plethora of use cases Discord now has taken up, it's really the least Discord can do to keep its status as a modern chat app.

    Finally, for those who still don't want this feature because you may feel violated or endangered by someone and it gets to a level where you're threatened or w/e because they see that you disabled the feature, I'd recommend you just block them, since it's a VERY minor percentage of the people who would use this feature and if anything it's an issue with politeness rather than technology. If they want to be rude and pushy and force you to respond, then tell them "hey, can you not?" or block them. Similarly, if you want to be rude and pretend to busy, don't, the world needs a lot more communication and the richness of conversation was largely lost in this world where you can just click a red button and the person you're conversing with disappears.

    Perhaps that's an issue much larger than discord and read receipts, but an issue about people in general and a society slowly getting less and less intimate behind the pale blue glow of screens where you can make anyone you're mad at disappear from your life forever at the press of a button. But, well, I think adding read receipts is a step in the right direction in, well, humanizing the way we communicate with one another.

     

    Anyway thanks for listening to my ted talk be sure to like and subscribe p.s. add read receipts

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  • the_typie_tree

    this would be a nice feature to have because i have a friend who doesn't reply for days and i never know if they have seen my messages or not.

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  • Inquisitorsz

    Just throwing another voice in here. 
    I'd love this feature for small groups. 
    I don't really care about it in DMs. Either they see/read/respond or they don't. A little symbol there makes little difference.

    But in a group discussion especially where there's multiple timezones involved it's nice to know when everyone is up to date with the conversation. 
    And if it's a fast flowing conversation, you can also see who's actively involved and who hasn't caught up yet. 

    I agree it's pointless and ungainly in large servers.
    In DM's it can just be optional like plenty of other services already do. If someone complains about you having your option turned off then you need new friends. 

    The biggest benefit is in small groups, especially those with multiple channels and for those who use Discord in a professional or semi professional capacity for sharing info within and across teams. 

    I'm currently trying to move a lot of private and group messaging across from FB and this is one of the bigger roadblocks.  

    And of course, it can be turned off - user level, server level, channel level ideally. 
    If you don't like it, don't use it, but many of us find it useful to coordinate groups. 

     

     

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  • PhilipSuttonOz

     

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    Comment on Inquisitorsz's post:   I agree with your statement that there is great benefit :  " in small groups, especially those with multiple channels and for those who use Discord in a professional or semi professional capacity for sharing info within and across teams. I'm currently trying to move a lot of private and group messaging across from FB and this is one of the bigger roadblocks."

    But I think Akari!''s post makes a very good case for why have an optional read/seen function is of major benefit for some DM users as well.

     

     

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  • cakecatboy

    idk if y'all know this but if you're using discord for work, just use slack. they're basically work-discord and read receipts are on their dev backlog.

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  • Randymations

    Except Slack doesn't have roles, which are hugely important for team projects with multiple moving parts.

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  • cakecatboy

    they have different channels and admin/member roles. they have the ability to create different channels which is good for 'multiple moving parts'

    read receipts are not a substitute for proper communication

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