Read/Seen Messages

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  • Thunder33345

    I think it should have fine grained options,
    like sending and receiving read indicator option should be separated, and you can turn it on or off per person,
    so say only friends knows you read it, and other non friend users cant tell and cant keep annoying you

    also to be able to disable seen message by per-users regardless friend or not, for example that annoying but still friend guy

    also begin able to receive without enabling send read indicator, say as member you wanna let a staff know when you read their msg, but they dont want to let you know when they do, they should be able to read your indicator without sending theirs

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  • PhilipSuttonOz

    I strongly agree that Discord should have a 'seen/read message' feature - like fb messneger and skype.  I agree that it should be a function that can be turned on and off.  It could be turned on/off by:

    • a server owner/admin (with individuals being able to override the default [more on this in a sec])
    • an individual in a one to one Direct Message.

    A person could set a default position in their Dscord account setting (ie. seen/read indicator OFF or ON).  (Discord itself could have the function turned OFF, it it could be up to the user to turn the default to ON).

    Micro control could be organised through Member/Friend profiles (in DMs or servers):

    • If a Discord user wants to see if a server member or DM friend is reading/seeing their messages, they would go to the member/firned profile and turn ON the SHOW see/read  function
    • If a Discord user wants to stop a server member or DM friend from knowing if they are reading/seeing messages, then the user would go to the member/firned profile and turn OFF the PERMIT see/read function.

    The PERMIT setting would override the SHOW setting.

     

     

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  • Defalt

    Every other software out there has the same feature but Discord is the only one that doesn't have it.

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  • Chorapew

    I totally agree with the 'read/seen' thing. For me, too, is really hard to tell if someone has seen my message mainly because I get ignored all the time.

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  • Light

    Yeah, that also works. It can also be toggled to who sees it, like for everyone or for friends only.

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  • Danny

    Now people can find out whether they are being ignored or not :)

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  • Blastoise186
    This could be useful for me to ensure that important messages have been noticed by the recipient. However, for user privacy I would definitely support the ability to disable them as well - some of my Servers have a lot of users and I don't always want to be spammed with DM's.
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  • Mitarka

    I disagree with this. Sometimes I can open the chat for a little bit and read less than half that was sent to me before I have to move or get back in a meeting, if such a feature is implemented the person will think I'm ignoring them making them feel bad and making things bad for me.

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  • cakecatboy

    I don't like this kind of feature, cause it's the opposite of privacy. Besides, people on phones can read the message on their notifications without actually clicking on the window.

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  • Narcisse

    If this is implemented, please let me opt out.

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  • Graysongdl

    If you're allowed to opt out, please make it so that, like Twitter, opting out prevents you from seeing everyone else's "read" status as well.

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  • Defilarfae

    I agree with this I'm SICK and tired of people not responding to me so I wanna know if they really saw my message or not:/

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  • Hox

    Please no, there's no reason for this except vanity and invasiveness.

     

    If they don't respond to you, isn't that good enough?

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  • Ev1lbl0w

    This is one of the reasons why I use Discord. I'm sick of feeling pressure to answer someone or not being able to read a message because I want no notification that othres know I read it. My reason? I simply value my privacy. And I believe everyone else should value it too, but thanks to this trend I'm the weird guy that doesn't want to tell others what I read, where I am, what I'm doing...

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  • jаckson
    This seems useful, but should be enabled/disabled based on both an account setting and a setting per chat/server. Possibly under privacy settings? This'll probably only be feasible in group chats/DMs, though.
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  • Binki

    I Totally support this feature! 

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  • jаckson
    I'd be interested in this only if it was toggleable on a chat-by-chat basis.
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  • PhilipSuttonOz

    I've just had an idea. Some of us want to know whether people are reading our messages and other of us want to protect our privacy.  How about this as a simple solution........

    in direct messages from others (not in servers/channels) there could be a new facility to indicate a 'read' message alongside the 'pin' facility.  If you are getting frustrated about not knowing whether someone has read your messages you could ask them to  let you know using the 'read' message facility.  This would cause a read symbol ( a dot of some sort?) to appear on the message

    This way people's privacy would not be violated and a 'new message' alert would not be generated  but people could indicate that they had read someone's message and frustration levels could be reduced all round!

    Or, to make the process even simpler, you could have grey dot (for US speakers that's gray) near the grey emoticon facility.  When clicked on the dot would change colour (eg. blue) and stay visible even when the focus had moved off the dot.  The change of colour would indicate that the message had been read.

    What do you reckon?

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  • Ray~

    It would be a lot better to see this happen soon. It bothers me that I have to keep sending messages to someone knowing if they saw my message or not. I get worried that they're getting annoyed by me or ignoring me. Maybe they saw the message but they couldn't respond to it for whatever reason. It'll be easier for everyone to know if their message was read by the other person. It'll also help so you won't have to be worried about the other person if their going through a hard time. 

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  • PhilipSuttonOz

    Hey Mitarka -– would you mind if Discord had a read/seen capacity but users could turn off the function.  If the function was an option then those people who want to use it could do that, and those people like yourself who don't want it could turn it off. 

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  • 5n4keyes

    Just adding my opinion here but, as long as this is a feature you can toggle on and off, both server side and user side.. then this would be amazing! Discord sooo badly needs read receipts, it just helps communication to see who has actually had a chance to see your posts, and who hasn't yet.. and to clarify i think this should be on channel chats as well as DMs

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  • ♘ThatOneWhiteKnight♘

    This is a great idea, it reminds me of the like I think WhatsApp Chats, but then again the ticks are a way of showing someone saw your message but sometimes some people would rather not make it clear that they were there. For example if you were to ignore someone but want to at least read what they had to say. If you catch my drift.

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  • cj

    This would be fine only if users can decide if they want other people to know they read their messages. No one is obligated to reply to anyone the second they read a message if they don't want to. If people want this only to see if someone is "ignoring" them then it sounds like they got problems to sort out.

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  • Chubby_Panda04

    i think you guys should add a "read" option that tells you if they have seen your message like it is on instagram or when you text someone

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  • animal

    Yes, please! This is something I've been wanting for a while.

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  • nani

    This would only work in DM's, but sure, I'll upvote.

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  • Mazzy

    Like others have said, and as is in many apps that include this feature. An option to only allow friends to know messages are read or to not anyone know entirely is an absolute must.

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  • Fafu

    People think it's a breach of privacy because it tells other people when they read messages. As mentioned above make it an optional thing, But instead with the 2 sides. Like someone who wants the seen mark to be applied by him and visible to other people. And the same with the other side if they want the messages to be marked as seen for them or not. Also I can't see any problem why people are just stating the fact that it can only work in dm's, Well yea sure the dm's is the best general option but. They can just do a setting for each message sent in a server to tell you what members have seen your message. Like the reactions thingy, On phone just hold on the messages and press info and on pc a right click. Yes this was inspired by WhatsApp and I find it really easy and understandable, But hey nice feedback tho but pretty obvious and general +1 upvote

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  • Zycim

    How about an option to enable it? People won’t be able to see if you’ve read their messages by default but if you go to settings you can add the option where it shows others that you’ve read their message.

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  • SpacePappy

    I think this is good for dms maybe not servers as some servers are really big and that would be a lot of names

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