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[Discord Nitro] Make GIF autoplay

So we don't have to move cursor at profile

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  • TekwhatTekwhat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Should have a toggle, and the gif should stop autoplaying when it scrolls off the page/out of view, like facebook messenger.

    Also this should work with avatars too.

  • HaalimHaalim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    this option would not work with me by default, when discord looks at gifs for too long it can crash my client!

  • KenderamaKenderama commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like this idea but only if it's a toggle so people can have it on or off, and server default on/off.

  • TylerTyler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd only support this if it includes an option to disable it. Speaking of which, an option to disable the GIFs altogether would be nice.

  • eeskaatteeskaatt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    if it's a default auto play, please don't. other than that, an option to turn on autoplay or turn off is a good workaround.

  • LW001LW001 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's forcing you to move your cursor over it so it doesn't use as much CPU.

  • KetraKetra commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Probably already been said, but I don't want this simply because I don't want lots of small movements distracting me on screen when I'm trying to read what people are typing

  • IsekIsek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Settings option OK, but i personally dont want to see all the gif moving.

  • PlasmaPlasma commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There would be, AT MOST, 18/22 gifs playing at the same time, if everyone in the server was sending messages had a gif avatar. Thats quite literally nothing when compared to, say, a chrome tab. People really do have toasters, on/off would be fine I suppose, the more options the better.

  • HappyHappy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To anyone who commented and sees this -

    the CPU usage:
    - could be solved by only autoplaying the GIF avatar for their most recent message in each server. So if I am typing in say 4 servers, it only autoplays 1 in each, being the most recent message I sent.

    And then it could only do it for the past 3 different people, so if 10 people type 1 message each and all have Nitro, it doesn't autoplay 10 gifs.

    User Setting: Then make it a personal setting to never see them, always see them, or see them only on hover

    Server Setting: And a server setting for the same things if a high density server wants to limit it and such.

  • 2sBs2sBs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It doesn't load automatically to save on CPU usage, not because they can't. This is a design choice

  • edgrenedgren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I kinda hate when there's GIF's runs even if the pointer aren't on them. I'd say, add a option in settings that allows people whole want this to enable it.

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