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In-Chat Buttons for Bots

Give bots the ability to create 'buttons' (clickable text) that performs an action; either making the user send a command, or perhaps sending an event to the bot.

This would allow bots to display links for people to click that performs an action.

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  • Logix commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Where I can see bots, which are using *reactions* as buttons? :)

  • skellskull commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Desperately needed. Bots are so limited because of it compared to Slack. The only option is to use reactions which is: slow, ugly, and goofy to implement.

  • Blanc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    While this may be abused by the random bad apple of the bunch, I think it would be extremely helpful for users and devs alike.

  • Vap0r1ze commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Anything that can be abused with a text command can be abused with this, meaning introducing this feature would not increase the rate of bot abuse.

  • Lachee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes! Slack has this feature but they make it a pain to use (HTTPS servers only with quiet strict measures). I would love to see this in discord and implemented with the Gateway.

  • Macdja38 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would be great if slack webhook buttons worked in discord with the new webhooks feature!

  • Programmix commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To those saying that this idea could be abused -- I disagree. This feature doesn't provide extra capabilities for bots that allow abuse. Anything that can be triggered by a button could be done normally.

  • Umezawa94 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't really think it could be abused too much. Right now, Bots could do something like this by sending links to a site where they are notified when the links are clicked. If anything, this would would provide a more controlled enviroment for the bot to act in.

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