Add quote button next to reply when using collapsed threads

Currently, in order to reply to someone a few messages back, you hit the reply button and it goes into a thread. Alternatively, Mattermost could add a quote button on messages next to the reply button. When you click quote button it should work like reply in modern messengers with text of the message or part of it and name of the creator of the message.
Threads are useful, but creating them for replying to paticular messages can be a bit of an overkill.