9 months ago, physicssquirrel
Big problems for motion sensitivity.
I use discord on mobile because it's often inconvenient to get to a PC, and while it is adequate for sending a message in a pinch; there are some meaningful shortcomings. I am someone who is sensitive to things moving on my phone screen outside my control. I needs gifs to not autoplay, and if the screen jumps around at random, it is stressful, almost painful. On gifs, fortunately discord delivers. Unfortunately, it does so by disabling gifs entirely. Even when I tap on a gif to look at it, it still doesn't play 90% of the time, so in exchange for having a useable client, I can't see the contents of a gif, even when I want to. That's problem number one. The big issue comes up when I want to read a message in a channel in which users are actively posting. Every time a message comes in, my scroll position in the channel moves wildly, up or down, seemingly at random. It makes it literally impossible to read anything in a channel, unless the channel has no current activity. This to me is unacceptable. At no point should I be interrupted from reading something by the text suddenly moving, let alone moving entire page-lengths off of the screen in an unpredictable direction. This has been an issue for years, and somehow it has never been addressed. Gives the impression that the mobile client, and accessibility, are not priorities.