Discord recently posted on Twitter asking users for feature suggestions. Unsurprisingly, the thread is full of jokes and memes, but there are some genuine ideas presented here. We'll be discussing some of the legitimate ideas. And then of course highlighting the funniest joke suggestions!
Our whole company will have a hack week to go crazy & create new features in June. We've started planning and want to ask: What do you want added to Discord?— Discord (@discordapp) April 22, 2019
Better mobile support— mega (@meganerd2012) April 22, 2019
@meganerd2012 suggested better mobile support. While they don't go into much detail about what this means, it would be nice to see more features in the mobile app. It is already pretty similar to the desktop app, but lacks a bit of functionality.
a minigame when you have no internet with the wumpus, like Chrome's dino game— richard, (@SomewhatRichard) April 22, 2019
This is sort of a funny idea, but a valid one! Everyone loves the Google Chrome game where you run the dino through the desert and jump over cacti. If Discord had a similar built-in game with Wumpus, we would all love that!
Also,— SINIU (@KevinSINIU) April 23, 2019
1. More theme options/ Option to put a custom background image
2. More stable streaming (sometimes it gets constant freezes, and sometimes the other person on call can't hear audio)
Discord is currently stuck in either light mode or dark mode, with no real visual customization. @KevinSINIU suggests further theme options and the ability to add custom backgrounds. This could allow for a lot more personalization and uniqueness in Discord servers.
Integrated polls like Twitter. Sometimes I want to have my server vote on things and not rely on reactions. That way people can vote once and have a time limit— Choco Pepper (@THEChocoPepero) April 22, 2019
Sites like Twitter have a built-in polling system, so @THEChocoPepero's suggestion makes a lot of sense. Servers tend to vote on a lot of community decisions, and it can be annoying to utilize a third-party application or rely on emote reactions.
Server Folders— EmoRobot (@FreakinEmoRobot) April 22, 2019
Some of us like organization. Some of us join a lot of servers. And those people would like to have folders to sort their servers in! One folder for gaming servers, one folder for programming servers, one folder for YouTuber servers, etc.
Increased character limit for the server owner would be really nice for announcements! Or maybe a character counter so I know how close I am to the limit? 💖— spoonee (@spooneebard) April 23, 2019
Discord has a character limit on messages, but it's not displayed anywhere. This sucks when writing a long announcement or update. @spooneebard suggests a character counter and/or longer messages for server owners, both of which seem like great improvements to the messaging system.
Allow showing your Spotify music AND the game you are playing on your Discord profile. I will love you forever— Aero (@AeroTTV) April 23, 2019
Since Discord can show both game activity and Spotify activity, it's no surprise that users want to be able to show off both at the same time. Other messages in this Twitter thread suggested the ability to choose which one takes priority, which is also a good solution.
Nicknames for people outside of servers. Whenever someone changes their name on Discord, there's a 50/50 chance I won't be able to find them because they changed their name to "Milk is good for skeleton"— dabhdude (@dabhdude) April 24, 2019
Apps like Steam allow users to change their display name, but they get around issues by allowing custom nicknames. Discord does not, so you can easily lose track of a friend if they change their name to something else. Custom nicknames in Discord would help with this.
a dog petting simulator— 🌟Captain Artemis 🌟 (@Artemishowl_) April 22, 2019
Okay, but who doesn't want to pet dogs?
An option for server owners called “Thanos” which decimates half of the people in the Discord that doesn’t have a role.— rexia (@rexiatv) April 22, 2019
Is this even a joke answer? This actually sounds pretty useful, honestly.
a cup holder— Hyper (@HipaLunatic) April 22, 2019
We don't know what Discord users need with a cup holder, but it'd probably be a good feature.
Stuff— Yan2295 (@Yan2295) April 22, 2019
Well, you're not wrong.
Embedded dash button to have @DiGiorno pizza delivered to us— Nathan Metzger (@alphapuggle) April 23, 2019
Knock knock, it's delivery and DiGiorno
This is dangerous. A pizza button is dangerous. It's just hilarious that DiGiorno responded.
@DiGiorno pizza for every user— Matthew Hoy #Excelsior (@Hoy_Boiii) April 23, 2019
Oh hey, and there's DiGiorno again! Yes please!