Re-opening closed DM's.
As it stands, if you're on Discord for any amount of time you're inevitably going to close a DM. Be it that you need to trim down the amount of DM's you have open, a reluctance to continue talking to someone, or whatever other reason.
Unfortunately, we're human beings and we tend to make mistakes. You're absentmindedly closing DM's and then... Whoops, misclick. Now that DM with critical information is gone. And, due to how life affects people, that DM might belong to someone who doesn't use discord anymore and if they're not on your friends list or in a server with you... You're out of luck.
Thus, I'd like to propose the ability for users to re-open any DM they've previously closed. If they're stored somewhere, why not let people re-open them again in the event of a misclick? It would certainly help out in the long run for users who like to keep things tidy but are capable of making a mistake here or there.
They could do it much like online email sites where if you delete an email you can click "undo" for a few sections to reverse it16
I personally think this will work. As someone who relies on Discord from a day to day basis, I also make mistakes and I close my DMs that I require. A suggestion on how to do so would be in the 'tab' under Home with the name 'Recent'. Or possibly a Keybind to open up 'Recently Closed' DMs29
That could probably work and wouldn't be very intrusive, though I'd call it something other than "Recent" since I'd like the ability to re open any DM that's been closed. Something like "Closed Messages" would probably work.28
yes please tell me if there is an option to reopen the closed DM i accidently misclicked it and now i lost the conversaton
forgot from which community he is from and his user had wierd name i cant find him but if i could reopen this DM it would be really helpful27
This has also been a major issue for me, especially when i no longer share any servers or friends with them.
Archiving is important, you know!15
Definitely agreed, especially when you send private info that might need to be recalled for some reason (only intended for one-time reading, no longer friends / became enemies with the person, etc.).14
I was clicking on dm to reply to it and pointer was over the x and I could not see the x as was not looking directly at it. and it closed with no warning asking you if you want to close this dm or not. on phones you get a warning your about to close it plus it takes a couple of steps to close it. on computer just clicking on the wrong area of the reply area closes the dm instead of replying to it. is very bad design as there is no safety there asking you if you really want to close. no second step asking if you want to close. it closes in one step by clicking to far to the right on the reply bar.10
I have too old DMs that I'd like to re-open but I have no connection with their users anymore. How awesome it will be if I can re-open these DMs again. When I reconnect with some old friend, I found that all the data is still stored, so all what I ask for is a list of the closed DMs so I can re-open the required ones. Please, this feature is too important for me.16
I've also come across this problem. I'm purging my DMs, cause I don't need a long active list and accidentally delete an active chat I have with someone that I want to keep in touch with, though can't access it again because I've forgotten their username. Being able to access it again via an undo button or a "Recently Deleted" Tab would be very helpful.8
I accidentally deleted the dm of my friend. He quit discord 2 years ago and left all servers and unfriended everyone. Our dm is the only thing left i have with him and i couldn't find it anywhere. Please make it happen that we see our past dms17
Aye! I was just looking for a way to reopen my old DMs. I am a bit of a neat freak and just close anything that I have replied to, but that doesn't help when they aren't friends or left the server etc. I would love for just a "Closed/Archived DMs" button / feature. I mean, if I close a DM with a friend and go back, it doesn't actually technically delete it, so I don't really see this as a large feature add. Just an array of all DMs ever closed (preferably only the ones where there were messages sent; having all the DMs that open up after a friend accepts would kinda be annoying).9
pls help man i closed a dm, she is very old friend i can't afford to lose her5
I accidently closed a DM with a friend who I don't share a server with anymore and I don't know her number but for some reason whenever the app on my phone loses connection it takes me to the chat for a couple seconds and I can scroll it and everything except interact and reply before it takes me to the login screen. It makes me sick knowing it's there and I can't talk to her. would be awesom if we had a folder for closed DM'S.
I've talked to Discord multiple times and they always say do to our privicy policy blablabla I'm not asking them to do anything against it just REOPEN MY CLOSED DM SO I CAN TALK TO MY FRIEND AGAIN!!!!!!7
Please do. I have been trying to report this guy and I only could uncover 1 dm.5
You guys can request a copy of your data, but it might take a few days.
User settings -> Privacy and Safety and scroll all the way down -> Request all of my Data.
Idk if this is going to help, but here it is.4
@Anselmo, how exactly would that work? Do they just send a dump file or something of all DM/Server history ever or?...3
requesting a data file is usless because it doesn't show there ID's4
I have made a python program that can re-open closed Dm's
(new update, 0.3 much easier to use "join server" , but this program will always stay legendary 😇 )
this is 77 lines program.
1.Discord data package
2.A word or name which has been uniquely exchanged between u and your friend in ur chat.
3.Friend finder program (FriendCord)
1.We run the program FriendCord:
2. Type in friend's name/ unique word:
# RED lined number is called "chat id" which u can use to find the message(u had with ur friend) in ur discord package (in message, its a sub folder in discord package)
#GREEN lined number is called "user id" which if u put in this website https://discord.id/ will give u discord tag of ur friend, which u can use to send them a friend request.
---------------------------------------------------RED and GREEN coloured ids-----------------------
1.copy id from program
2.open discord package
4.Search the copied id in search bar
5.open the id folder
6.open the "channel json" file:
NOTICE: if u can't open the file 1.rename file to "channel.txt"
7.we have TWO ids here
first id (182078212099014656) in recipients is my friend's id. OH YEAH !!!
8.copy the id, paste it in here and check https://discord.id/ :-
9. YOU HAVE IT ur friend's discord tag
copy the tag and send friend request:-
....open pending list
....right click and message ur friend (THIS WILL OPEN UR DM'S) (works on deleted users too)
1. you can directly use the the green id in DISCORD LOOKUP website to find your friend.
My discord TAG:- hacksick#2215 (u can contact me for any help)
I was trying to make a website for this thing but i dont have funding so i can't do it, maybe someday in future i will ❤😁😀13
That's honestly super awesome, @StarBucks! Thank you so much! Aye, I am sure if you started advertising for it, you'd get a lot of funding! Discord community is awesome and you've just shown that! =D4
bro i dont really know how to get this thing for everyone, i need someones support and also some funding, i have tried many things but failed. I made the program to find some old friends ashley and styx and i did find them again i really like them alot.7
hey star bucks i can help u make a website contact me on my discord vollhard#1765.2
i am not able to find ur profile3
I can't either3
Where is the download to that bot?3
Starbucks created the bot, but hasn't been able to make it available for others. And I don't think it is actually a Discord bot. Just a program. Hence why vollhard is trying to help set up a website so that it can be made useful for everyone. =)2
Yooo! @StarBucks thanks for everthings, waiting for my package data !!! to try it out!!!2
I'm in a similar situation.. I have a website if you just need some temporary hosting. Is there any way i can get a copy of this if nothing else? Can't add you on discord..2
Hey guys this is my discord tag:- hacksick#2215
I didn't really expect so much support. This great I will try to learn how to make a discord bot and lets do i say.
And u can join my server for easy access. https://discord.gg/D8xFQ7x
this is me:-
I think if all of us work together on this thing then we can create something very cool and helpfull.4
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