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Whiteboard Integration

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:
http://s15.postimg.org/eju8lba9n/concept.png

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.

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  • Marko ZajcMarko Zajc commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    +1, would surely be a nice little feature, but would definitely need log of edits with names, dates and version of the whiteboard before included and permissions to allow reading/editing/seeing log

  • TheBrowsTheBrows commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Unless you really need it to be in-app or for mobile, or if you just want something temporary, I'd reccomend getting drawpile. It's a collaborative canvas app with lots of tools, like advanced color picking, can paste in images, multiple layers, brush customization, text tool, transform tool, etc. Whoever makes the canvas can even set certain permissions for other collaborators.

  • updogupdog commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    if another feedback item can be put in discord for having 6k votes so can this (hopefully it gets there of course lol) i really would love this so so much

  • MirowareMiroware commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am not particularly fond of this idea in this form, but it would be awesome if you could draw on the screen of a screen-sharing call.

  • ChaotecChaotec commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Two things I was hoping Discord would get.
    Video chat, you guys are doing. I was randomly chosen to test the videochat and screensharing.
    It is amazing, blows skype out of the water. Used to use skype for video and discord for audio because skype sounds like garbage.
    I no longer need to do that.
    Another thing I have been hoping for was some kind of drawing channel. Yet again you guys are on it.

  • FishfaceFishface commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd love to have something like this integrated. This would be so nice for drawing up strategies or base plans.

  • Manu_SDRManu_SDR commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Un mensaje en el que la/s otra/s persona/s pueda/n dibujar para así formar un dibujo en conjunto.

  • NeroNero commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Bluphenyx maybe instead of a permission to draw, what about an option to turn a channel into a whiteboard, like there is the option to turn a channel to nsfw channel? Sounds better

  • ΣdwinΣdwin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature would be an amazing addition to the list of features which discord already has. I'd personally love this to be implemented because it'd remind me of the old pictochat days, as well as being useful for quick sketches within discord art servers. It'd be a lot easier to just draw out critique than it is to type it out or go to a third party program just to draw a diagram and send it. Sure ms paint can work for this but adding something like this would make the whole process more streamlined. Bonus points if it has pressure sensitivity, a colour wheel, etc.

    ...that and it'd be cool to draw something really tall and have each part done by someone else...

  • ThunderThunder commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    this'd be great if it had some advanced features like:
    - pressure sensitivity
    - color wheel
    - a few different brushes (hard round, soft round, chalk) with pressure -> opacity/size
    - layers (with blending modes)
    - transform tool
    - undo
    - text tool

    but I guess that would be a little overkill

  • XCanGXCanG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Find that more useful:

    EndenDragon commented · April 29, 2017 12:59 ·

    Instead of a quick and dirty whiteboard for chat, maybe a full blown whiteboard feature to go along with the planned screensharing feature?

  • updogupdog commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    god please

    i have an art discord and it would be so much fun to be able to input drawing into the writing field instead of text if i wanted to make a quick doodle or something

    even for games it could be useful to draw out game plans

    MSN messenger used to have a pretty bare bones handwriting feature and i really wish discord had it considering it's what i use the most

  • DizeeDizee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It make sense if it was its own text channel, there could be an icon next to it as an indicator and it could have its own set of perms.

  • AristiesAristies commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please! There are so many times I'm trying to explain a concept and need to pull up a different app to draw what I mean. I'm constantly wishing Discord had this feature! Please make it a thing!

  • CeleroxCelerox commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I voted on this. Hope this gets implemented!

    A whiteboard function is something both my friends/colleagues and I have dearly missed during both working and gaming sessions. It would need to be interactive so the participants in the channel can draw aswell or according to the channels permissions.
    A capture screen function would also be highly appreciated, so that you can capture another monitor's picture and start drawing on top of it and also be able to drag and drop images from harddrive.
    This function would revolutionize the way people play/work, as it's not an online webpage based function, it's not cumbersome like the alternatives people around use today, it's not yet another program or the webbrowser that needs to be open. It is right there, where it belongs, in the communication program!

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