I appreciate all the points here from @jordan.vidrine and @Stephen (as always ツ)
That’s a good point about wanting to be able to see if it’s been viewed by the other person. I actually like as much data as I can find/have/see but I was just concerned about the UX here. I have a handful of DM’s that I’ve sent and the person either hasn’t seen it or hasn’t replied. We’re just getting started though. (and there are a few people that have replied to the DMs)
I’ve found that most DM experiences, on social platforms) are reminiscent of text message threads… you post something… someone else responds. All you see is your name/avatar and their name/avatar and the messages between you. Same goes for group messaging. Very simplistic.
I suppose if I wanted something like that I’d need to create a theme or something to have that type of UX?
As with most UX conversations from people who are not UX experts, they ask for something that they don’t necessarily want, or what might not be the best solution. I’m still deliberating over whether to remove this “topic-map” or not… but I’m happy that @Canapin pulled through with a working solution, if I wanted to remove that box of data, as a means of simplifying the UX…