Making old direct messages accessible


42 comentários


    100% speaking for me here. I would go further and say we should have organizers in the search thing so that we can find dms we have previously had, vs dms we have yet to open, as the search function displays literally anyone in any server you can talk to.

  • Vinsionary

    Dude, I closed this DM long ago and I wanted to peruse the messages again now, but I forgot the person's ID, never friended them and by now we're no longer server mutuals! This is beyond frustrating!!

    I know the DMs are safekept in there somewhere, I know they can be accessed, I just want the means to actually open that DM again!

    At least let me search individual direct messages through keywords or something, IDK

  • Lodorf

    God i really need something like that, after talking to half the people i see on discord it's impossible to go back to ones that I haven't friended but talked a lot in a short span of time and even got to know a lot, i want to say hi to them and ask how they've been, but they've changed their name and i don't have their ID

  • Esci

    One of my friends completely disappeared from discord and ive been trying to find the messages

    its very frustration not being able to reopen closed DMs

  • KaydeeBug

    Yessss, we need something to fix this problem

  • Gabrielius K

    Same We need to fix this

  • candytrip-Kurt

    Internal messages

  • eZo

    Something has to be done about this

  • Hawk

    the fact that we can't access old DMs like this is shamefully ridiculous. that said, given Discords track record, I can't say I'm surprised. for real this feature would be greatly appreciated.

  • Delta-kun

    Hear Hear. Maybe like a list of all the people you've sent DM's to?

  • Delta-kun

    Especially since usernames change,

  • I would indeed benifit from a similar feature.

  • Camel

    Totally helpful. I just needed it right now. Make a way to access your old messages guys!

  • MikeDesign

    Yes. I need this.

  • Andres Rojas S

    I'm new to discord and I'm actually surprised there isn't already a way to do that. That's one of the main features a social network should have.

  • Volksgrenadier

    ive been trying to find a converstion i had with a guy by the end of 2019, i was not friends with him, its impossible.

  • FoggyBM

    Bro that sucks, a friend group that I was in all split up and I wanna get back in touch yk. This is bullshit that you cant do that

  • Ekin

    This is a major issue. As a community manager it is so frustrating that you lose old dm conversations with members. Please fix this.


  • kuzyn

    I hope that somebody from Discord team will check this out.

  • jamyjet

    Really dumb that this feature doesn't exist, I would assume previous chats are cached somewhere, there's just currently no way to access them anymore...

  • adam one kenobi (bae)

    Yes, this would be very nice, i am a bit tired that this feature is not here yet since who knows how many poeple i have lost all my contact too. What kinda makes me a bit dissapointed tho is how people have been complaining for 2 years and nothing has been done from what i have seen. Please discord, we beg you to give us this feature as soon as possible.

  • adam one kenobi (bae)

    Sometimes i get so sad cause there are poeple i have been god friends with but havent talked to for some time, I have lost all contact with them and i cant find them back. This feature would really improve the app and it will certanly improve many discord users time on the app. I really hope you discord read this cause this is very important 

    Thank you.

  • Spark Knight

    Exactly, this post is 2 years old and still Discord has done nothing. I understand this could be hard for devs but just imagine putting yourself in our place. "You joined discord, made some best friends, then you joined some big community servers and got so many dms, now after like 1 year you remember you first friend and want to talk to him but you cant because of this thing" Now just imagine how sad will you fell about it. We all people here are just begging to do something about this.

  • Zhanna

    This angers me so much
    Like obviously the chats are still there if you find the person so who chose to implement this?
    Like at least make it optional
    Or let us manually archieve chats and maybe let us even access that archieve if we want to retrieve chats
    Or you know what? While we're at it how about tags you can put on your chats ro organise them?
    Or even adding a search feature for words in dm?
    Why can discord read my messages and I can't?

  • HoneyPoop

    I am actually pissed that this isn't already a feature. Nothing much to say, everything has already been said. But it would be so nice, and it's pretty simple


    even i neeed it pls add i beg u 


  • Waewyn

    There's a way to see the old messages when you ask for a discord data package is there a way to find out who they are from that?

  • k4tiee_

    I found a way to do it:

    follow this link and the rest of my comments will be what to do after if you're stuck >> 

    when you receive the email from discord and download the file in the email, save the file and open it with file explorer. go under messages>*randomfilefromlist* and open with microsoft excel.

    i couldn't see the other person's comments, just mine, but with this, find the same file with the person you want to see the old dms from and open up "channel" with notepad

    then, copy and paste all of the long numbers you see (ex: 9789784350873209)

    paste that into this link:

    and if it's them it'll show their username#ID and pfp

    with that, you can send a friend request.  if you don't want to be their friend you can still send a request, click profile and open dms.  i haven't tried this because I don't want to add the person back yet lol.

    i hope this helps though :)

  • Veranis

    People been asking about this for two years and they don't do f*ck all about it? Why can't you just leave conversations up in the user's list indefinitely like literally any other app would do by default and just common sense? The conversation is there, we know you save every last word forever (creeps). Let people access it. A lot of times I don't even remember who I was talking to! I just remember that I had a conversation about a general topic and some interesting or pertinent information was exchanged, and I want to be able to go back and find that info again! I don't want to have to spend a week scouring a hundred server's member lists hoping I stumble across their new alias.

    Let us search keywords throughout all our past conversations, and don't let conversations ever disappear from easy access. There is no reason for this to happen. Not surprised I hear of so many people quitting discord and move onto better apps

  • Flutter

    This is an important feature, especially for moderators who need to get proof on people they're reporting. After a long time you no longer have access to these chats! (Especially if that member was banned and blocked.)


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