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  1. Off The Record messaging

    Implement off-the-record messaging (https://otr.cypherpunks.ca/)

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  2. Read Receipts: Implement a visual indication for messages if and when they have been read by other users of the channel

    Sometimes one's wondering if a post has already been read by other users. I could image that a member list of the channel pops up when one is selecting the read status from the particular post menu ("[..]").
    In private chats, a sinple check sign (similar to whatsapp) could signalize if a message had beend read by your counterpart.

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  3. Add write policy for channels and private groups

    This feature is essentially a "force mute" in a meeting room, when you want to enable some people to listen in, but not to speak.


    • Add an option to restrict the ability to post to a channel or private group (requires channel header menu redesign--the menu is over the UX guideline of 5-7 options per menu)

    • Add the ability to define users who have the ability to post, which would by default include Team Admins. We don't currently have UX for a channel owner or channel creator, but in future Enterprise releases this may be added

    • Include UX so that…
    338 votes
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  4. Provide an option to only show channels with unread messages

    We have a Mattermost installation where I'm subscribed to 24 channels, most of which are fairly quiet. Except for the channels that are at the top and bottom of the list (of course). I'm continually scrolling up and down.

    I'd like to have an option that hides channels that have no unread messages. Hiding all-read private groups and DMs would be a bonus.

    87 votes
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    Thanks Brian and others for suggesting this feature!

    We are considering to add a setting to hide all read channels in the sidebar: https://mattermost.atlassian.net/browse/MM-7502

    In the meantime, there are two features that can help your teams:
    1) Mattermost v4.7+ supports a setting to group all unread channels at the top. This makes it easier to find all your unreads. It must first be enabled by your System Admin: https://docs.mattermost.com/administration/config-settings.html#group-unread-channels-experimental
    2) Mattermost v4.9+ shows unread channels when using the channel switcher (CMD/CTRL+K)

  5. Implement a Site Chat feature

    Site-Chat: Add features that enable mattermost to be used by webmasters/developers to power live chat conversations in floating windows on their web sites.
    This would significantly increase proliferation and adoption of Mattermost.
    Ask any adopters to link back to Mattermost via a small logo/link.
    Features needed would be:
    1) Automate creation of a new user in Mattermost via APIs (or support SSO, as the users would already be authenticated on the 3rd party site)
    2) Create a renderer to bring up the Private Message channel in Mattermost between the 2 or more users that the 3rd party site chooses, probably…

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  6. Code snippet with preview

    It would be really nice to have preview boxes of long code blocks (Code snippets).
    It should be cropped if there are more then x lines (maybe configurable), and could be opened in a new tab or fade out within the chat. An extra code viewer "window" would be nice.

    E.g. :
    https://i.imgur.com/6I25yR1.png

    It is really easy to do so:
    Add a span/div element within the code block, give it absolute bottom position and a height (50px here), give it a gradient bg color and give the code block a max-height with overflow hidden. there you go.

    55 votes
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  7. EE: OAuth2 for generic identity provider

    Add support for a generic OAuth2 provider for Mattermost Enterprise Edition, in addition to other single-sign-on features for enterprises.

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  8. Mattermost Federation

    Let all the Mattermost instances connect to each other, like the way Jabber/XMPP does it. So if I want to chat with someone on another instance, I just open my own instance and add a contact like "nameofuser@mattermost.otherdomain.tld" and the two Mattermost instances will connect to each other.

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    As a starting point, anyone from community interested in helping add this through an integration?

    If so, we can open an APR to discuss (http://docs.mattermost.com/process/accepting-pull-request.html)

    API documentation here: http://docs.mattermost.com/developer/api.html

    You might start with open source Mattermost apps like Matterircd (IRC server) which might have a lot of the parts you’d need: https://github.com/42wim/matterircd

  9. Search text of attached files

    When attached files have text in them, the text of the files should be indexed so that it is available for search.

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  10. 3 votes
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  11. CTRL+F on Windows Desktop app puts cursor in Mattermost search box filtered to channel

    In the browser CTRL+F brings up text search for the page, so propose in the Windows Desktop app CTRL+F brings up Mattermost search pre-filtered to the channel to have a similar effect.

    Other than the ability to search a page, the browser and desktop app have almost the same functionality.

    Adding this would make the experiences more equivalent, rather than having desktop just slightly degraded.

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