I often lose track of what someone is replying to when my Discord gets a bit busier and I need to scroll back to find out what I said, when and to who that it might be a reply to.
A simple "reply-to" feature would go a long way to solving, or at least softening, this problem.
This is how I think it could work:
- Click the reply-to icon
- The chat-bar now pre fills the name of the person you're replying to and you write your message
- Once posted, the timestamp will have an addition of "in reply to Username" where Username is replaced by the name of the person you're replying to.
- The "in reply to Username" timestamp is now clickable, taking you to the message that it is a reply to flash-highlight the message for about 1 second.
- Changed your mind about replying? just backspace the pre-filled name away and it won't be a reply-to anymore!
This would be minimal impact to the UI, note sure about the technical impact.