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.
Read receipts are not currently planned, but the feature is under consideration. Read receipts raise concerns about privacy, needing consideration of config settings, end user settings, and appropriate defaults to ensure we can create a good user experience whether Admins or users prefer to enable this feature or not. In addition, since read receipts involve heavy effort in testing and maintenance, we have not prioritized the investigation of this feature over our current initiatives. However, the feature is included in our regular roadmap planning process and we certainly appreciate the upvotes on the feature request to guide us in that process.
Денис Мищенко commented
Really cool idea and it would be nice to have it.
Max Mukhin commented
It would be awesome to have this feature
Looking forward to this feature indeed.
It would be nice to have this feature, we are currently testing it in our company and this would be a must-have!
Edouard M commented
This feature is a must.
Please implement it.
Would be perfect!
This is the only hurdle that is hard to switch to mattermost.
Ing-Xiang Chen commented
Look forward to seeing this feature!
The original idea has been made in 2016, a feature ticket was made in 2018 and it still hasn't been assigned to someone.
Kinda pitty to be honest, lot's of people have asked for this and it still isn't here.
with 294 votes for the post i think it's something people really want to see.
Marius Boitan commented
Honestly, I do not understand the true goal of Mattermost Inc. If the goal was to provide the community with a “state of art” collaborative tool, the implementation of features such as "Read Receipts" is a must, with top priority, there is no doubt about it.
Why not implement it? It would not be difficult to activate sponsorship systems, transparent, serious (such as Indiegogo) that would allow you to make available the funds needed to develop what you need.
The feeling is that all this is known but Mattermost Inc. has no intention of following this path.
Any news on the ticket ?
Lo Gic commented
anyone's sponsoring ?
Any mod that what to review this idea?
How come this is not already in?
Fernando Paladini commented
Our company really would like to see this feature on the next Mattermost releases.
Andreas B commented
Would really like to see such a feature. Should be an option to switch on and off in admin console.
Where is this option?
If already is.
Do you plan to create such an option???
A plug-in that show you: read or not read of a message (like WhatsApp / WhatsApp-Web)
read confirmation: Chat is open and the application is in the foreground
Ronny Hanssen commented
For enterprise use this is **really** helpful. I know there are no algorithm that can really guarantee that a message has really been read, unless the user explicitly clicks on i.e. a checkbox, which could basically then just be a reaction icon. But, there should be an algorithm that is able to find out if the message has "most likely" been read or not. We were used to Flowdock, which seemed to do a pretty good job in this respect. We used this feature all the time back then, and it is sorely missed in Slack.