So, more than a few times with the Discord mobile app, I've wanted to forward an image, video or other sort of attachment to another instant messaging app, e.g. SMS or WhatsApp. That should be a really easy and simple operation, just click on this button:
But that's not what that button does. Instead, it seems to send a URL of the image/video/etc. that I am trying to share to the intended recipient. This is really counter-intuitive, since the convention set by every other IM application is to share the image itself as I described.
So in order to share an image properly with Discord, you have to save it to a file first. But to make matters worse, and this may just be an issue on my part, but downloading media takes an ungodly amount of time with the Discord app. It's not that my connection is slow, it's that Discord has a 5+ minute delay between pressing "Download" and it actually saving the file for some reason. So what I usually have to do is open it in a web browser and download it from there, then send it via the second app as an attachment.
In its current state, the mobile app makes what is normally a simple task a painful and drawn-out one that requires an intermediary web browser. It would be much simpler and more intuitive if the app followed the convention set by every other IM app for phones, and used the "share" feature to share the file itself, instead of a link to it.