Off-Topic Conversation Now on Discord Thread. Right back in May Discord Launched a brand refresh of sorts that not only saw the company roll out a color scheme and new logo. And this also includes the new features also.
At the moment, Discord stated that chat threads that happen to be one of the most requested features is expected to arrive later this summer. Move right to the present, and it looks more like the big launch has arrived. This is because discord has launched the threads in a new update.
Off-Topic Conversation Now on Discord Thread
Discord Thread also can be further described as breakout chats that can further help server moderators and users stop off-topic conversations from taking over. While Discord serves would allow, users, to create lots of different based on the topic of their choosing, it does not exactly take much for off-topic conversations or debates or derail the conversation, especially in larger servers. The solution to this problem is Threads.
Discord Thread Sub-Rooms
Just as explained by Discord blog, the threads would get posted as sub-rooms attached to a chat channel. This splits off the conversation into a separate feed that would further allow on-topic conversation to proceed as normal in the main channel. Threads would further get created by Highlighting a message and selecting the “+” next to the chat bar that is located right at the bottom of the channel. Opening one Thread is expected to create a split-screen view that further includes both the thread and the main channel that it belongs to.
Discords stated that threads are would further be archived after some period of inactivity, and this has been set to around 24 hours by default. Boosting a server straight to level 2 would allow the users to come up with a private thread, and this won’t be visible to any of the members aside from the participants.
However, the new users would be further added manually or by pinging them from the Thread. This would further allow all the users to essentially create private group DMs without having to add every other user as a friend, to begin with. Level 2 servers also can be extended by the inactive period right before a thread is archived up to one week.
Discord Threads Features and Launch Date
Moderators would be offered the ability to set the permission that concerns who would be allowed to:
- Create threads
- Make use of private threads and
- Manage threads.
And once they have received the updates, the bots would have all the same capabilities in threads that they get to do in a normal chat. Threads would be launching presently on platforms that include macOS, Linux, Windows, Android, iOS, and the web app. At the moment, the thread would be an opt-in feature for community servers, but only until August 17th, when they’ll go live for all servers regardless of status.