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    Sorukie (Zedd / Estrid)

    Will you guys be adding group direct messages?
    We would like this instead of having to create channels and assign permissions when we want to have a small group chat with only a few people on the server about something quickly.

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    CommanderGuts

    Different colors for PMs, Group chats, Friend chats would be a huge plus. I like to stream and would like to use this for audience to chat with me, but still leaving me the option of knowing when friends message me during streams as well as receiving PM'S Mid stream. I use 2 screens and plan on leaving Friend/Team/Clan general chat on the second screen with a "stream/audience/viewers" for in-game overlay. Could this be a possible feature?

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    AUTOMAT1CJACK

    It seems that a DM with someone who is no longer in a server is impossible, even if they are still in my contacts list. Once this happens, I can't re-add them to ANYTHING, requiring me to send them an invite elsewhere - which is currently SKYPE. This is the kind of dependance you're trying to break, am I right?

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    EXCL

    Any chance you will enable direct messages to be disconnected from the left hand navigation bar on the desktop app? I could then have multiple DMs open to view - and it would be more compact.

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    Cilantrelle

    @EXCL No plans for it just yet, but we'd love to explore more UI customizations down the road. In the meantime, you can check out our User voice page and give it a bump there.

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    Zahhak

    How do I clear DM history?

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    Cilantrelle

    @Zahhak no full chat clear just yet, that's coming soon. You can edit/delete individual messages by clicking the cog on the right-hand side of the text box.

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    7crnqfrjpx

    I guess these direct messages are neither peer-to-peer nor end-to-end encrypted right? So no-one-else means except discord-staff (in theory). Anyway misleading as always.

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    AbsentLunchbox
    If a direct message sent to another person is deleted from my end, is it also deleted on the recipient's end as well?
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    Akashic
    I would like to know this as well @AbsentLunchbox @Cilantrelle
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    Cilantrelle
    @AbsentLunchbox @Akashic It is deleted from their chat as well, but they'll still get a notification from it.
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    Reaver

    I had to leave a server due to the sheer annoyance of the people in it, though I now can't converse with any of the friends I've made. Are there going to be any changes to the DM feature?

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    sooshi

    unless that person copies and pastes, or tells the info to other people

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    Astral (ライアン)

    I have the same issue as Reaver. I'm unable to talk to anyone via direct message after leaving a server. Apparently we need to have at least one mutual server to be able to 'privately' message someone? Guess I'll be moving back to Skype after all. :S

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    Cilantrelle

    @Astral Nova You do need to have one server in common with someone in order to DM them. Sorry that that's an issue. It'll be solved very soon when we update with the friends list!

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    Cookit

    Can i see my DM history with someone, after closing it and leaving the server?

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    Arkidite [SGC][NSAD][CSA]

    Is there any way to edit the notifications for Direct messages? if there isn't I'd recommend some form of "Do Not Disturb" feature, as when playing video games, there is no way of not being disturbed by a loud "beep" every time someone messages me.

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    Cilantrelle

    @Cookit yup! Just press the friends icon at the top, and you'll see all of your DM histories.

    @Arkidite Not at the moment, unfortunately. You will be able to do something similar when the friends list comes out, though!

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    y2krazy

    Are there plans to be able to DM yourself? It would be a way to keep notes/etc. without having to maintain a separate channel in a server or a list of dozens of user DMs if you simply need a quick reference of some kind. Thanks in advance!

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    Meepo

    Is there a way to clear chat history with my friend? DM/PM

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    Cilantrelle

    @y2krazy nothing like that at the moment, but it's pretty easy to create a new server and use that as a notepad.

    @Meepo you can manually delete individual DMs, but that's it at the moment.

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    Lawrence

    Is there functionality to pin a DM, so that it is always on the side (just like servers)?

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    Cilantrelle

    @Lawrence not yet. Sounds like a good feature to upvote over at feedback.discordapp.com!

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    SneK

    private messages with friends delete over time? or they stay there forever until we delete them

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    bGs

    Will u add video feature for DM's ?

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    MrPiggy85

    How do i enable Direct messages? it says this when i try to talk to someone:
    Your message could not be delivered because you don't share a server with the recipient or you disabled direct messages on your shared server, recipient is only accepting direct messages from friends, or you were blocked by the recipient

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    Greg Urungus

    i got a notification that popped up on the side of my screen that was a dm/pm but it slid back off the screen before i could click it and i cannot fint were to check my dm's, how do i check personal messages sent to me?

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    spiralofhope

    Greg, the top-left icon gives your direct messages. I had to look for this. >

    Apparently I'm getting a pop up for channels I'm not even in. I don't see a setting to change that. =(

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    chrismurdoch8 (Edited )

    hello everyone I would like to check out your Server but I don't know how to join.

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    Pigeon Squad

    @Cilantrelle
    Are you able to speak with the person in your direct message via voice message? 

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