Discord is adding Slack-like threads to keep conversations better organized
Discord is a popular messaging app that can get quite messy in busy conversations, and the developers know it. Now you can reply to messages in threads, just like Slack, to help keep your conversations confined to a single space within a larger channel.
a lot of you have been asking for a threads feature to help declutter your chats since the dawn of time, so here it is (out on all devices).
— Discord (@discord) July 27, 2021
The feature is beginning to roll out globally, but your server might not have it just yet. It’s pretty simple to use, and when you have it, you can just hover over a message and click the hashtag icon to start a thread. You can then name the thread, and even have it automatically archived after a period of time. It’s a great way to organize big conversations that are all happening on the same channel.
An archived thread can be unarchived unless a moderator was the one to archive it. To unarchive a thread, all you need to do is send a message in it. The same goes for moderator-archived threads, except that a moderator needs to be the one to send the message. Discord has also made it possible to organize by threads so that you can see how many threads are active in a channel. Threads can also be pinned so that they can be accessed at any time, just like messages can be.
Threads are rolling out starting today on all platforms and are available to servers that have the “Community” feature set enabled. For all other servers, the Threads feature will be automatically enabled starting August 17. Once you do have access to Threads, you’ll see the ability to create a thread whenever you reply to someone, and you’ll be able to view all active threads from the thread discovery mode. They’ll be a great way to keep conversations organized, particularly in busy channels with a lot of traffic!
This article was updated at 12:09 PM ET with information from the official Discord blog post announcing the launch of the Threads feature.