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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…

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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…

      30 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Mattermost Team Edition  ·  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…

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          0 comments  ·  Mattermost Team Edition  ·  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.

          12 votes
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            1 comment  ·  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.

            49 votes
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            • 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.

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                42 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

              • 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.

                87 votes
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                  6 comments  ·  Mattermost App - iPhone, iPad, iOS  ·  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.

                  287 votes
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                    16 comments  ·  Integrations  ·  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.

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                      3 comments  ·  Mattermost Team Edition  ·  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.

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                        1 comment  ·  Mattermost Enterprise Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                          0 comments  ·  Mattermost App - iPhone, iPad, iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Auto converted date time

                          In cases of a international team managing time zone is often difficult. It would be great if Mattermost supported some kind of timezone conversion. A user can choose his timezone in settings and when posting dates or times in a chat, a special syntax, probably something along the lines of (12:00 PM) would be required. The clients will auto convert the time to local users timezone while displaying. This could be an opt-in feature.

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Mattermost Team Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Include private channels to search based on current user membership

                            Make Mattermost API channels search method
                            ( /teams/{team_id}/channels/search )
                            to include private channels where the current user is a member.

                            E.g. if the user A is a member of channel B and user A performs channel search, it will get channel B in a response from server if B matches the term.

                            In Mattermost 5.5.0 search returns only public channels in results. The only way to find channel by display name is to get all channels current user is a member of and iterate over them on client side.

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                              0 comments  ·  Mattermost Team Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Be able to prepend * to search

                              Either i am misunderstanding something or the search function is currently subpar. One can append * to search terms, ie searching for foo* will return bar. But *bar does not return foobar. It should imo.

                              Furthermore, * does not seem to account for anything other than alphanumeric characters. I was expecting http* to return all links, but no.

                              Stellar app otherwise!

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                                1 comment  ·  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.

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                                • Opt-in for push notifications (only push when app is open or provide disable function)

                                  Mattermost is great while I am at work, even when I'm away from my desk I can get push notifications. And with the related issues
                                  1) https://mattermost.uservoice.com/forums/306457-general/suggestions/13834386-option-to-push-notify-to-mobile-even-when-logged-i
                                  2) https://mattermost.uservoice.com/forums/306457-general/suggestions/15105891-un-push-notifications-after-i-actively-read-all-me
                                  3) https://mattermost.uservoice.com/forums/306457-general/suggestions/16443028-android-push-notification-play-even-with-chat-open

                                  implemented, everything is fine while I am at work. BUT:

                                  When I'm away from work, on vacation or just in the pub, I don't want to get push notifications. So I don't like that Mattermost will receive and display push notifications whether the app is open or not. I would like to opt-in to push notifications and not have Mattermost listen/display notifications just because it is installed on Android.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • detect if user is realy idle (away), not just if window doesn't has focus

                                    detect if user is really idle (away), not just if mattermost window doesn't has focus

                                    59 votes
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                                    • zoom inside picture

                                      Hello,
                                      I think it could be a really good idea to have the possibility to zoom inside shared picture. Sometimes it's too small, we need to download it and then zoom inside it.

                                      thanks

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                                      • Galera cluster support

                                        Galera cluster provides multi master SQL database (e.g. upon MariaDB or MySQL) and can help strengthen the database backend. As it easy to deal with mattermost-server outages (simply run another instance very quickly), it is mostly painfull to deal with single DB outage.

                                        Galera cluster can be supported in a direct way - add all db nodes to the configuration and use it in balanced way or as a fallback - or can be used via haproxy or similar.

                                        https://mariadb.com/kb/en/library/galera-use-cases/
                                        https://mariadb.com/kb/en/library/about-galera-replication/

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                                          0 comments  ·  Mattermost Team Edition  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • include message metadata in webhook/slash http requests to help tell bot messages apart from human messages

                                          It is currently not possible for a webhook/slash command webservice (a bot) to tell whether a message came from another bot (or this bot) or from a human.

                                          See also the GitHub discussion: https://github.com/mattermost/mattermost-server/issues/9719#issuecomment-438320149

                                          Summary:

                                          Even though it is usually possible to set the displayed username to an arbitrary value when programmatically creating a post, this username is ignored when the created message is sent out via a webhook, leaving a lot of opportunity for loops.

                                          There are 4 ways new messages (posts) can be created:
                                          - Human types them
                                          - Incoming Webhook
                                          - Outgoing Webhook bot response.
                                          - API…

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                                            1 comment  ·  Integrations  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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