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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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  • 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!

  • DoctorChoyDoctorChoy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would be cool to have it enabled on the overlay. Have a hotkey to show/hide and allow everyone in the voice channel to draw on the game screen. Of course have permissions to allow/disable people from drawing in voice channels.

  • scorpion451scorpion451 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • Maidenguard ElenaMaidenguard Elena commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I use Discord for Patreon but would love a whiteboard for artists to collaborate and share ideas while chatting on mic or typing. It would be fantastic to have and incredibly useful.

  • ThinkingSentryThinkingSentry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.

  • EndenDragonEndenDragon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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.The T.C. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    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!

  • InsertNameHereInsertNameHere commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great idea, we need that. It could be misused though, and I'm not talking about ugly eyeball-scorching drawings.

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