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  1. Configurable desktop notifications duration

    Mattermost is intended to be team collaboration and messaging tool.
    It functions fine when working with channels which are similar to forums or IRC channels.

    But when sending direct messages, the user experience is quite bad because desktop notifications disappear after 5 seconds and when user is concentrating to something else or is AFK he will miss the notification and doesn't know that someone is trying to reach him.

    It would be great if there was a configuration option where user can choose how long the notification should be displayed.

    This feature was already implemented in v3.4, but was removed…

    42 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add a command /play to play sound, movies quotes, etc.

      We use Mattermost in a small team and when it comes the time to chill out, we sometimes abuse of the #random channel
      We loved the emoticon customization and we would love to see the possibility to send a sound to react to a message with the right movie quote for example.

      That could be a plugin with a command like /play, I just doubt that the plugin would have the right to play a sound in browser.

      The sound (and the command) could be created by users just like emoticons. The user should have to upload a sound file…

      36 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Mattermost Team Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow resizing and hiding of sidebar

        It would be nice to be able to click/drag the sidebar (where channels are) and resize it/ hide it if desired.

        Resizing it and having a channel name abbreviated with ... could make sense;

        ex: Town Square once it starts getting cut off would become Tow... (depending on how small you make the sidebar). Then if you go over far enough it snaps into a hidden position

        12 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Make emoji replacement a separate option from the rest of post formatting

          I consider it unacceptable that I can't choose to disable having my words replaced with emoji, without also having to give up on EVERY SINGLE post formatting feature. I want to be able to use post formatting, just NOT have any emoji appear without me explicitly choosing to insert them.

          16 votes
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          • Show nicknames on each line while in compact mode

            There should be an option to show the nickname on each line, when using compact mode. As a long-time IRC user, I expect to have the name repeated on each line.
            This is specially annoying when the "New Messages" marker shows, where it should ALWAYS show the name in the line following the marker.

            15 votes
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            • JIRA improvements

              Add to jira plugin features to notify about new comments, description changes, attachments changes in a ticket.

              108 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Video File Thumbnails

                Just like we have tumbnails on pictures. helping us identify what we are looking for without having to open the preview tool.
                It would be great if we could have thumbnails on videos too.

                13 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Mattermost Team Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow different rooms to pop out of the main window in the fat client.

                  I would like to view multiple rooms in separate windows.

                  14 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • File Archieving Feature

                    I suggest to have a file archieving service that will move old files to an archive repository.
                    If the user tries to access an archieved file, the server must be clever enough to recover that file from the archive repository.

                    - Archive repository could be cloud server or a NAS with FTP service.
                    - Upload files to archive repository whenever the file repository is full or the files are too old(set by the admin. I think 1 month old is enough).
                    - Download files from archive repository will be slower. That’s fine this is an economical solution.
                    - Archive repository…

                    55 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Mattermost Team Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add ability to move mistaken thread replies in a channel to the intended thread

                      If a user misses replying to a thread in a channel and instead replies directly to the channel, this message is not part of the thread that it was intended to be and the conversation is not clear.

                      There should be a way for a user or channel admin to move a message to the intended thread inside the channel and keep it inline with the on-going threaded conversation (since everything is timestamped this seems possible).

                      This would clean up the conversations and mistakes that users will make.

                      51 votes
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                        7 comments  ·  Mattermost Team Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to disable rendering of animated emoji, or to hide posts, to improve performance

                        The problem I am having is that in some channels when users are using tons of animated emojis, I am seeing my CPU sit at >=30%. If I then switch to a more static channel, the CPU usage drops off the top of the list.

                        The feature I would love is to either:
                        * Have the ability to disable the rendering of animated emojis (or gifs?)
                        * Or to have the ability to hide posts

                        Currently I have to make sure never to leave a heavy animated channel as my active channel.

                        52 votes
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                        • IOS/Android local notifications

                          Use local notifications when the app is running or in background. I know that encrypted push notifications are supported when using the enterprise version, but it would be very handy if the app would support local notifications when running in background or foreground for new messages.
                          This creates the ability to use the app without sending data around the world.

                          94 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Mattermost App - iPhone, iPad, iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • make threads collapsible

                            A toggle option so that threads appear as "N comments" and open in the side-panel, so they do not interrupt the main flow of the channel, and you can follow each thread mode easily.

                            908 votes
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                              44 comments  ·  Mattermost Team Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Design has begun. We have just opened a new channel to discuss open questions and to review a work-in-progress spec if anyone is interested joining and contributing to the discussion!

                              https://pre-release.mattermost.com/core/channels/folded-reply-threads

                              Key outstanding questions we have:
                              1. How do folded replies, as proposed in the spec, work in permalink view, or when jumping to a post from search?
                              2. How to ensure people have the appropriate level of mentions and notifications and hence do not miss replies?
                              3. Should we allow users to expand the reply thread in the center channel, or only show reply threads in the right-hand side?

                              https://pre-release.mattermost.com/core/channels/folded-reply-threads

                            • Add context menu for messages on desktop client

                              The same menu that shows when clicking the "..." icon to the right, including reactions and reply, should appear when right-clicking on any given message.

                              It is a major usability inconvenient when using a large screen, to have to move the mouse all the way to the right edge of the screen in order to click that.

                              9 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Change users presence monitoring for desktop app and mobile

                                It appears that mattermost will mark a user as Away while they're still actively working on their computers. I suggest an option to allow a users status to be shown as "Online" while they're logged into their computer. Just because a user doesn't have the app in focus doesn't mean they're not available.

                                Also, is it possible to show users who are logged in from a mobile device as active on mobile? Hipchat had this feature. Currently Mattermost marks users as offline even if a user is available on their mobile device.

                                5 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Mattermost Enterprise Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Limit number of times animated emoji will loop

                                  When users have their mattermost window open all the time, animated emoji that are endlessly looping can be very distracting and annoying. If they paused after looping a set number of times, it would greatly improve the user experience for me.

                                  7 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Mattermost Team Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Easy to use server side encryption for every server like in Nextcloud

                                    Having secure "at rest" data on the server is very important for data safety, especially due to the new privacy laws within the European Union. Nextcloud for example offers an easy to use server side encryption for its services within the settings. No special software is neesed.

                                    Our organisation really wishes an easy to setup server side encryption within the dashboard.

                                    288 votes
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                                      16 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                        0 comments  ·  Mattermost App - iPhone, iPad, iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Private metadata on mobile notifications

                                        My organization is using Mattermost heavily, and we'd like to receive mobile notifications to make it more useful. However, currently Mattermost shares a lot of metadata with Apple's and Google's servers:

                                        https://docs.mattermost.com/mobile/mobile-faq.html#what-post-metadata-is-sent-in-mobile-push-notifications

                                        This is preventing us from enabling notifications.

                                        I'd like to suggest that you treat the Apple and Google push notification services just as a "wake up" signal, without including user ID, team ID, etc. The mobile app would then connect (via TLS) to its server, download any new messages, and generate local notifications based on those.

                                        I recently spoke with someone on the Mattermost team who suggested that…

                                        3 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Mattermost App - iPhone, iPad, iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Create the option to show the entire message in notifications.

                                          It would be great if I can enable the option to show the entire message in notifications. Currently only the beginning of the message is passed to notification system.

                                          7 votes
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