Discord continues to take steps to bring order to the development of conversations that occur in the server channels. In this sense, the communication platform has announced that from today the conversation threads are starting to arrive, being compatible with Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, and web systems.
The threads are arriving at servers that do not belong to communities, while those who do, will have the ability to participate in the threads at the time they wish, although Discord notes that next August 17 will be enabled to all community servers, allowing administrators can subsequently establish the corresponding settings with this feature.
Another aspect of the threads is that after 24 hours of inactivity by default, the threads will be archived, thus avoiding generating clutter to all those who visit the corresponding channel.
In addition, Discord will allow to generate threads through existing messages or completely from scratch.
According to Discord: “To start a thread from an existing message, simply place the cursor over it and choose the new “#” button. You can also create a thread from scratch by pressing the “+” button in your chat bar and selecting the “Create Thread” option.”
But in Discord they go further and, in addition to public chat threads, they will also support the creation of private chat threads.
The platform notes the following in this regard: “For servers that are upgraded to at least level 2, you will have the option to create private threads. Private threads do not appear in a server’s channel list or thread directory; they will only appear for someone if they are manually added or @mentioned within the thread itself.”
Private threads are, according to the platform, an alternative to using group direct messages. Their suitability is defined as follows:
Private threads are a great way to keep secondary conversations on larger community servers tidy. Need to quickly organize an AMA with some of your moderators? Trying to chat with a noisy member without adding them as a friend? Just add those who are contributing to the private thread!
This is one more step to improve the experience of participants within the servers and in the channels, they may have access to with their accounts.
Interested parties have all the details in the official platform announcement.