I think it would be nice if Discord had some kind of drawing board for sharing quick ideas that are less understandable through words, like telling your friend how you outplayed someone in League if you forgot to record it, or planning your strategy in CSGO, or just to draw pictures for fun. This would be very helpfel to Tactical gamers.
Imagine you're planning your strategy on that board with the map as background image, and during the operation you can press a key to make it appear in the overlay. Ideally, you can also ping the enemies' last know location or draw the route you're goin to take.
There in fact some live whiteboard sites but I'm not sure if they can work on phones and PCs at the same time, plus keeping a browser open like Chrome just for the whiteboard may affect performance.
This is not mine, but it looks great as a concept art:
I know it's a stretch but can we have it after you're done with the current upcoming features and you become open to suggestions?
Thank you for reading.
As long as it can be disabled on a per server/chat basis.
This is needed, seriously. I've used apps like this in other voice chat programs, and they have a huge number of uses both in professional communication and for simple chatting. Sometimes a simple diagram or doodle can say things better than hours of discussion.
And allow server owners to disallow or make whiteboard only channels, like, for example, imagine a channel with the page being a whiteboard that anyone allowed to can draw on, without making a new message, that could make interactive maps that each player could modify to plan a strategy or something, that could be great.
Instead of a quick and dirty whiteboard for chat, maybe a full blown whiteboard feature to go along with the planned screensharing feature?
The T.C. commented
This is the one thing I miss the most about the absence of MSN and why I spite Skype so much.
It's so FUN sending doodles to one another!
Great idea, we need that. It could be misused though, and I'm not talking about ugly eyeball-scorching drawings.
This is a great idea!
Hey devs, just to make your life a bit easier, you might take a look into the AWW App API (https://awwapp.com/info/?section=embed). I haven't used it personally, but I think it might have enough of what you need.
FRUIT SNAK commented
Lt. Bon Bon commented
Yes but have it as a open kinda like /tts for server owners.
I'd suggest an extension mechanism that would allow for such a feature not this particular feature per se
very good idea! Would definitely use!
WE NEED THIS; NOW!!!!111!
A really neat suggestion, I'd definitely use it.
Lissara | Laura commented
We really need this in Discord!
Please make it a collaborative whiteboard
A cool addition to your idea would be to be able to draw over a picture!
Hey, I made this suggestion like two years ago during the Alpha preview! http://imgur.com/a/YvNrr
This would be a great addition to the video calls and screen sharing update.
Awesome idea! I cans see this tying in with the screensharing feature.