Breakout chat rooms in large streams
As most of you may know, the chat in large twitch streams is usually an endless stream of copy pastas and capitalized spam. People who want to use the chat to, well, chat have no choice but to remain silent or be buried under the barrage. I usually chat with individual friends about matches being streamed live and just now got the idea of having multiple "breakout" chat rooms that will each house a fraction of the viewers. Of course, this should be optional since no one should be denied the traditional twitch chat experience but I think it could make a nice addition for people who want to chat seriously.
Mike Jacobs commented
I am a huge fan of this idea. On a previous streaming service I used, some streams had additional "quiet rooms" that were maxed out at 100 or 200 people. People could either join the main spammy huge chat, or they could join one of the quiet rooms to chat with a smaller group of people. This is partly implemented through the "rooms" feature, we'd just need a way to limit the number of people allowed to join a particular room.
As a more extensive feature, it'd be cool to be able to automatically add new quiet rooms when the existing quiet rooms are 80% full or something like that.
Steamers should have the option to auto-split the chat into smaller rooms. There could be a room for subs, and rooms for everyone else. The feature could be set to auto-split people in to rooms of a certain size.