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  • cakecatboy

    it's almost like a little conversation about it in a general chat would solve everything

    you know, like healthy communication

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  • PhilipSuttonOz

    cakecatboy said: "it's almost like a little conversation about it in a general chat would solve everything you know, like healthy communication"     -   If only that were always the real issue..  I had a healthy communication with someone that I chat with actively on Discord (our main mode of communication) and we agreed to use a reaction symbol as a sign that we had read each other's messages - and we do do this quite a bit, but a lot of the time we forget or are under time pressure so can't do it.  Automating the process would suit both of us.

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  • cakecatboy

    you could also just use telegram and let the people who want privacy keep privacy

    it's not even something that's viable to make on/off, because if you turn them off you have to have conversations with others constantly about why yours are turned off and if you could turn them on

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  • hs007

    Much needed for group chats, especially those used for clans and guilds where clan leadership might want to know who read a message and who did not.

    Am really not sure on why there is opposition to this. Surely having it set by default to not show your read receipt should alleviate most if not all the concerns?

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  • Dr Cockroach with wood backdrop

    No this is one of the main reasons I prefer discord over skype and messenger, because it doesn't have a "message read" indicator. It is honestly a privacy issue and not everybody wants to contribute to conversations. This has done nothing but cause mistrust and judging on messenger for me and honestly I shouldn't have to feel forced to reply to everything that is sent to me. This cannot work under every circumstance. 

     

    Why do we have people in the comments downvoting people pointing out that this is a privacy issue? 

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  • ! GodLyMan

    we need thatttt pls in new update come thats PLS DISCORD WE LOVE UUUU

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  • Jorvanus

    For out guild, it's ridiculously hard ot work out who has seen stuff and not.  I have to ask them for a react which is about as effective as you can imagine. 

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  • Bruck

    Of course it could be a privacy issue but you could always handle it like apple handles the same feature in iMessage.  User chooses default behavior for all discussions with the option to manually enable in each DM.

    Plus it would be off by default, if they do it right, you could give server admins the ability to turn it on for rooms/topics too.  Think of it like an auto react that just appears for each user on the message if they have read it.  the system is mostly in place for that - and of course, you would let users make decisions if they wanted to share that.  Read status i staple of nearly every other messaging/chat program

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  • dabrian

    I completely agree with this! This is so useful so people don't leave you ghosted. Discord please notice this! 

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  • Olivier

    this would REALLY be helpful in our server. Plz implement! <3 :D

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  • haku

    i agree, it should be an option

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  • leftover pizza

    I exited other social media apps and chose Discord over them specifically because Discord doesn't have the annoying read/seen receipts. It's not just a breach of privacy; it's an unnecessary source of conflict and drama. I've seen several groups of people arguing and couples breaking up over someone not responding immediately even though they've seen the message, or pestering them irl about why they haven't looked at their messages yet.

    Let's say it's optional and you can turn it off. Then there would be people bothering you about why you have it turned off and telling you to turn it on. Let's say you block them, but then you can't see what they've sent regardless of importance and in DMs they won't be able to send you anything at all. You shouldn't have to block someone just so they don't become obsessed with monitoring read/seen receipts.

    If people don't reply to you right away, maybe they're taking time to figure out what to say, or if it's taking more than just a few hours, then you can message them again. If it's urgent, it's better to call. If they don't respond to you at all, then maybe you should take the hint and stop bothering them. I used to think this was common sense back when we didn't have seen/read receipts everywhere.

    If you really need the feature for non-obsessive reasons, it might be better to suggest another version of Discord for businesses and the like. We don't need more paranoia/insecurity fuel.

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  • PhilipSuttonOz

    "Away with you" -  Not having an optional system for read/seen receipts doesn't get rid of the negotiations that worry you so much.  I have an agreement with someone I communicate with  lot on discord to use a specific 'reaction" emoji as a read/seen indicator.  But it's a hassle to do this manually, so both of us often forget to do it - or are in too much of a rush to do it.  It would be much more effective to be able to turn on an automated system - by agreement.  My point is that the absence of this facility in discord doesn't end the need to negotiate over the issue but we are left without an efficient system to use if we agree to give each other read/seen signals..

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  • The_Vaccine

    Is this ever going to happen? this has long been a critical behavior that drives me away from using this with my friends exclusively. I would love to use this but it has been ages since people started asking this. WHEN??

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  • Suno

    NO, if they were to add it, then maybe in servers only, but in DMs, I would hate that it. It just goes against the 'privacy' aspect of messaging. All other programs that have that feature, I hate them. If discord did add that feature, then I'm never gonna send a dm again or look at them cuz, ew.

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  • Bruck

    If they implemented an extremely common feature and then turned it off by default, everyone can be happy, yet people keep showing up in a feature request thread complaining that they hate read receipts so bad that it’s wrong to implement them. It’s called optional features, also this is discord. This is not texting, it’s not an open method, if you are so worried about someone knowing that you saw what they had to say, defriend them, stop talking to them?

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  • ibrahim sebbane

    Maybe a toggle on,off option to enable if users can know if I saw their messages or not, with a flag in the discussions to inform you : This person is disabling(enabling) the Seen feature

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  • Safe

    100% Agree on this!

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  • FreqHandy

    This is chat client 101... How is it still not an option 2yrs and several duplicated discussions later?

    Of course make it optional.

    Just registered after holding off for years based on 3rd party complaints, yet everyone using it.

    I have to say this is the most complicated, terribly functioning chat app I've ever seen.

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  • UnrulyUS

    Yo honestly, this would be great to have for groups or 1 on 1 DMs! It would really be great to see this and would most likely make other people in Discord happy!

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  • DOB01

    Need read receipts for all, servers/DM's. Make it optional. Obviously large servers wouldn't work. But now we that the use is ever changing and a new focus to the wider community. Would be a great time to bring in. Get people out of the whatsapp's of the world. (Crappy app). Discord has a great feature set. Yet this is a big omission. Please hear a our cries

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  • Saku

    Would be amazing for DM options and can be customized or disabled for servers.

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  • Online R3tard

    No because that is what I like about discord. Dont need some weirdo constantly dming me asking why I have not seen his message or "I know you read my DM! ANSWER ME!" Its stupid.  

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  • Rak

    Would love to have this feature with an option to turn to turn it off

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  • Abygail

    If it is added, it should be optional just like on whatsapp- This is the only safe way to communicate without feeling watched.

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  • NeÃGh0sT

    Are 857 upvotes not enough for discord to notice this?

     

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  • PhilipSuttonOz

    Hey NeÃGh0sT -   

    "Are 857 upvotes not enough for discord to notice this?"

    Apparently not.  Sigh.

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