Revert the Discord Update (User Interface)

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28 comments

  • Zyad

    my exact reaction to opening discord today was 🤮

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  • EricisFreaker

    let me copy link videos discord bbubba

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  • Racc

    Honestly, youre right they were at the top in terms of UI.

    I introduced a friend to discord a couple weeks ago and his first reaction was "Discord texting is so smooth"
    the next time he logs in it'll probably be the opposite

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  • grey

    Yep, it looks horrendous. The Discord team has always been good to its users, though, so we'll likely see a fix for this before long.

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  • ArtsyAxolotl

    My dyslexia hates the removal of the line between user posts. It's so claustrophobic. It makes me feel physically ill. The line wasn't even in the way, it was such a nice subtle line that broke everything up nicely. And while I don't mind the quick-emote tab, it should be a slide-out rather than always present. The hover-over covers text sometimes and it clips over images. Why does it pop out when you hover over the whole post instead of just the reactions part???

    I'm so sad. This platform looked incredible. Its design was so subtle and it just focused your attention on the chat experience. Now it's too much.

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  • The Polish DJ

    Honestly the latest update is horrible, Discord should consider either rollback to previous version or just removing those new features that we don't like.

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  • liquidev

    the one thing I hate the most is that messages that didn't arrive yet are not dimmed anymore. this improved the usability of discord dramatically for people like me who have a horrendously bad internet connection.

    right now I can yell into the void without knowing that my messages didn't arrive only until they turn red, like, 30 seconds later. thanks for removing basic functionality, discord

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  • Yin

    The dividers between messages are also missing, its turned my chat into a wall of text

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  • DecimatorGod

    The update is unpleasant as I don't like the way whenever I hover onto the text it just highlights each individual text and shows the emojis on the side, I don't need that enabled. It should have an option to disable and I liked the border of lines between each text, it made it more organized and flexible to the eyes.

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  • Eyes-No-Eyes

    This update is so bad. Please revert it or give us options to fix it.

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  • Wrafterz

    "The update is unpleasant as I don't like the way whenever I hover onto the text it just highlights each individual text and shows the emojis on the side, I don't need that enabled. It should have an option to disable and I liked the border of lines between each text, it made it more organized and flexible to the eyes."

    I don't want to waste my time typing out a message, but this message is 100% correct on how I'm feeling.

     

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  • DrXenon

    PLEASE REVERT

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  • Froz

    Tbh I'm whiling to settle on an increase for the "Space between message groups" option in Appearances, like you can only go one level up from the default one and even at that level/max it is very small compared to before this update rolled out. I don't understand why the maximum post-update is smaller than the minimum pre-update.

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  • Ziiii

    I'm begging you to revert this. I was angry when I opened discord this morning... I do not use Compact mode for a reason, and this update pretty much removed every difference between the two modes. Either add "classic" as a new display mode or revert this change. I really do rely on the dividers between messages! And the scroll-over highlighting is completely unnecessary, it is distracting and annoying every time I move my mouse over my screen.

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  • Sketch-tan

    I legit thought that somehow compact mode was turned on due to how cluttered everything is. Please Discord make this better on the eyes.

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  • Blue

    They should add the theme option "Clean" and change cozy back the way it was... cozy is no long cozy

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  • Saucey

    Revert or give us the option to get rid of this inline crap

    Who cares if it takes 1 extra click to add a reaction...

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  • Vee & Adge jr (Tickss) 11

    I also agree, at least let us choose to revert it back. I mainly just need these ugly side bar emojis to leave

    Seriously discord, please fix this wth are you doing.

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  • ⚡ Sparks T.⚡

    for anyone who hasnt seen yet

    an official discord engineer has commented on reddit about the ui

     

    https://www.reddit.com/r/discordapp/comments/ezxouv/regarding_the_messages_redesign/

     

    theyre listening apparently, but it seems the ui was a massive re-code. they cant simply revert it, due to a massive overhaul to the programming.

    EXCERPT FROM THE POST

    "This project involved a complete re-write of the messages components (they're literally re-built from the ground up), so it's not simple style-sheet changes as one might think, and a big part of why we can't simply offer the "old vs new UI" as an option, as internally, that legacy code is gone, along with all the bugs and maintenance headaches it had. Additionally the new code is flat-out faster, and hopefully as you use it, the app should feel snappier when navigating between channels and such."

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  • ⚡ Sparks T.⚡

    im also probably going to get into trouble for this

     

    but if you have better discord, go to the unofficial library (just google it, 'betterdiscordlibrary"), go to the themes, and sort by date.

    you'll see it.

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  • Heptic Egg

    I hate this update please revert it

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  • TheEnderness

    It's been weeks and they still haven't done anything about it.

    Seriously discord, I loved the design before and used discord daily. Now I find myself to be slipping out of it a bit.

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  • Joey Dagger

    It's progress with the circle profiles, but the buttons are still horrendous and look like mobile on desktop and the icons are just way too damn big while the profile pictures are small as shit. At least I'm not getting blinded by the shitty bright yellow backgrounds like before and I can see when someone is talking.

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  • mevennou

    I agree but for the phone its ok but tablet is horrible, why a parameter that allows you to choose the new or old interface. have a good day

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  • DotDot

    It is getting worse every update please add an option where people can opt in to use the new design or stay with the old one 

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  • Joey Dagger

    Exactly. There should be checkboxes to customize what people want and don't want.

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  • zethus

    I would like to go 8 months back, the UI got really ugly

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