This topic aims to be an complete List of all feature requests on the forum while Grouping similar feature requests together. The goal is to look here first before filing a new feature request.
Voice and Video Calls
Send larger Files as your Provider allows
Profile Images for Contacts
If you set your Profile image, your chat partners should see it, too.
:emoji: syntax & emoji auto-completion
Text based Emotions (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻
Quote Messages / Reply/Answer to a Message
Option to don’t send messages immediately, rather wait a specified amount of time and group multiple messages into one.
Mobile: Make message’s text
Option to edit image before forwarding
- Ideas for image compression feature
- Provide webp instead of jpeg conversion
- Reduce the size of pictures in the mail attachment
Selective Media Download
Don’t download all media automatically in limited/slow cellular networks.
Clear Chat Action / Remove old messages
To save space on IMAP account and device.
change Database Location
In order to solve “internal storage is full, but I have still like 20 gb free on my sd card” on low-end devices.
Show image/media size before sending
Classic Email DeltaChat Interaction
- Support normal mails in DCC for hybrid clients
- Support using existing email accounts (not requiring dedicated accounts)
- Add setting to show all people in DeltaChat
- Standard features missing
Chat- and Document-style e-mail addresses and interactions
- Chat- and Document-style e-mail addresses and interactions
- Classic email listening: "start-chat" metrics for classic email client messages (max. length & newlines)
Subject of Emails
Discussion about the subject content of the actual emails. The Topic is interesting for people that use DC to communicate with people that use other Email Clients.
- Subject of emails
- In raw view after tapping (i), show explicitly what is the subject
- Don't change the subject
- Add possibility to add a Chat Title to a specific Chat
Naming of the “Show emails?”-Setting (Contact Requests)
Security / Encryption / Privacy
Option to automatically remove meta data from sent images
Force toggle encryption of a chat
Encrypt Local Deltachat database
Better Integration with OpenKeychain additionally encrypted text
Warning when logging in to an Privacy invasive Email Provider
Provide measures for the “device lost”-case
Show E2E Encryption state of chat
Key Management / Integration with Openkeychain
Send typing statuses
Over an direct connection, it makes no sense to send that over email.
Configuration / Personalization
Choose Image Editing App
MDM for DeltaChat
Mobile Device Management (MDM) for DeltaChat. Useful for Cooperations & Organizations to configure many devices easily.
Disable Synchronization (disable MultiClient) [Solved]
Solution: disable the watching of DeltaChat and Sent folders
Per Chat Background
Disable Read Receipts per Chat
Custom URI SCHEME
A custom uri scheme that enables us to have normal qr codes that get “opened with” deltachat and “Contact on” deltachat links on websites that can already include the public key.
Off-line Contact verification
UX / User Interface
Improve Icons for better Understanding
“Lock” Record Audio button to record longer message
Invite Friends to switch to DeltaChat
Softening the warning Gmail shows when using OAuth2
Desktop - Behavior of Enter Key (send or newline) [Implemented]
Change Name of the DeltaChat
Because it might sound too scientific.
Easy identification of Delta Chat contacts and phone contacts
Show message size and other statistics
show Current GPS position in map view
(without necessarily broadcasting it)
Make contact requests more visible
Search Messages by Date
Notification on new Contact Request
“Go to Top” button for Chats
ChatView start at first unread message
Android: “Add button” to add blocked contacts
Start a new Chat from a Message
add a Markdown Reader
useful for news bots as example.
an gallery that lists media from all chats, like the map for all chats
Group Audit log view
Bots Buttons & Command auto-completion
Bot - Impersonate Users / Alias names
DeltaChat Bot - Idea of an Assistance bot
A fictional User Story about their experience with an assistance bot in DeltaChat.
Option to enable mime header saving and displaying
Shortcut - press enter in contact search to open first result
Share Contacts as vCard
Remove Feature: Repeated Notifications [??Implemented??]
Block Full Domains (Spam Prevention)
Show connection Status & Status of current action
Resend Leave Group Message when you still get messages after leaving a Group
COI - Chat Over IMAP
Group Invitations - Join Group when Accepting
Rejoin a group you left before
Different Group Types
Send to many people at once without creating
Improve MDN (Read receipt) message to avoid getting marked as Spam
Import Previous Messages from IMAP with new Device
a bit like the MOTD of an IRC Channel
Desktop: 32Bit Client
Support Uudecoding functions (Older Attachment format)
Hide group emails from data mining
First Aid on Failed Login with Provider Information
Contact Lookup (aka. Show who is using DC, too)
Mark Chat as Unread
View the Provider information inside deltachat
“does my provider work with deltachat?” and “what preparation steps do I need to make it work?” answered right away on the login screen.
Other Feature requests
- Requests from my girlfriend)
Problems Regarding Provider Limits
- https://support.delta.chat/t/topic/183/9 <- Group size
Help / Guide
Rather a Question that a Feature Request.
Complete list: https://support.delta.chat/c/features