Slack like direct messaging and starting direct messageing function


Would it be possible to add a feature when you click on someones name in any channel, you’ll get a menu, like in slack, from where you can write direct messages or choose to send a direct messange and maybe choose other options as well.

You click on the name circled in red and get a pop up with more options and the possibility to start a private conversation and/or message him directly. Like this:

Best regards,


As of Mattermost 5.4.0, I can confirm that clicking on a user’s name in the chat history enables you to send a direct message to the user:



Feel free to share any other suggestions you may have. Thanks.