Chat/Messaging

How can we improve Twitch chat (including Whispers) and Private Messaging?

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  1. Don't highlight @ messages to other users

    I've noticed that very recently chat seems to be highlighting ALL @user messages in blue. This seems contradictory to the purpose of highlighting messages directed at the user, as it then draws their eye to irrelevant conversation. A way to disable this would be appreciated.

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    • Filter words you don't wanna see in chat (as a viewer)

      I know you can do this as a channel owner but not as a viewer. This is very important so we can avoid trolls / spam / words that we don't wanna see.

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      • Make full screen mode with chat hidden not log out you out of chat completely

        Yeah for some reason you thought logging you out of chat during full screen mode (with chat hidden) is a good idea. Well, you miss every message written during the time you were in full screen.
        It just shows you the "logging you in to chat" message when you turn full screen off and shows nothing written during that time.
        And I don't want the chat showing in full screen mode, because it limits the stream screen size.

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        • Show streamer/mods passive and active mods present

          Having to open the user list to see how many mods are there—digitally if not mentally—all the time is way too much hassle.

          Can’t we show channel staff (not regular users because of privacy) a number for the passive mods and active mods so people know whether to ask more to come by and keep things cordial?

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          • Chats activity shown on VOD's timelines.

            Everytime something funny or cool happens on the stream, chat goes crazy with emotes/messages. Usually bigger streamers stream for 4-8h, so it's hard to find time to watch the whole VOD. I think it would be a good idea to show chats activity on the VOD's timeline, so you could quickly check best moments of the stream, without spending majority of your day watching it. For example it could be represented with bars like music on soundcloud or somethinng like this.
            Thanks for reading, hope it havent been suggested yet.

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            • Extended Moderatortools

              I need buttons before the name with not only 10min timeout but also 1sec (just for deleting message) and 1day time-out etc.

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              • User Images in IRC chat

                Adding User images in IRC chat and allowing a setting to disable feature (compact mode) Bringing the IRC chat to a more modern UI, also having the image URL in the IRC object would allow for chat bots to not have to make API calls just to get the user images and cut down on requests or channels that have over 100 viewers, Each api request is 100 user capped so if a channel has 1000+ users it is a lot of strain on the application and API for anyone attempting gather user images through API calls

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                • Implement the IRC kick command

                  I want IRC kick/kill command to forceably disconnect a client account from my chat because currently there is no way on twitch for a caster to remove unwanted third party bots like faegwent and others from a channels chat.

                  It's 2018 and genuine people have zero control over nefarious scripted entities invading their digital domain!

                  The most we can do is report the suspect account and ban them which does nothing to get rid of them snooping on chat for whatever their purpose may be.

                  Think about it... what a ridiculus situation to be in.

                  There are no cons to…

                  5 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Admin →
                  • Replace (common) shorturls with their full URL or just ban them to fight abuse

                    Please add an opt-in or opt-out feature (preferably the latter) that will detect common shorturls like bit.ly, tinyurl.com, etc and either replace them with the full URL they link to or just give the user an error message saying obfuscating shorturls aren’t allowed.

                    Right now, there’s a well-known issue of people posting malicious URLs with scams, IP loggers, and just self-promotional crap.

                    I don’t know how much Twitch does to blacklist malicious URLs, but an option to ban seemingly normal shorturls would be a big help and make it a lot harder for scammers and self-promoters.

                    This is what I…

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                    • Option to disable chat on iOS.

                      Chat causes lag on my old iPad, did not have this problem in old version of twitch app. Please give the option to turn off chat not just minimise it.

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                      • Check user message history

                        In streams where there can be as many as 10,000 people in one channel, chat at times can be difficult to moderate with so many messages being sent and keep track of user's behaviour. It would be helpful if mods or the streamer could click on a specific username in chat and see their message history. At times it may not be just for one message that may be ban worthy, but just for their attitude i.e. XxReApErxX has only ever chatted to comment on the streamer's bad gameplay. While one message may not be ban-worthy, if this was all…

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                          1 comment  ·  Admin →
                        • allow streamers to set a limit on the number of people that can send messages chat.

                          Since twitch has grown in size, many people have realized that streamers can no longer engage with their community the way they used to. Even with subscriber-only mode turned on, due to the massive increase in twitch prime subs, most long time streamers' chats are still filled with spam. You should give streamers a mode that limits the amount of viewers that can talk in chat, giving priority to those who have been subbed the longest(including or not including prime subs), and then those who has been following the longest. This gives people who have been watching a streamer for…

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                          • GIVE US BACK CURSE

                            I do not l ike being forced to join.. I hate twitch and its invasive these bastards gave me the name of my toon

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                            • Please provide more accessibility options.

                              I have problems with my vision, so reading chat is often pretty rough for me. In the past, I have been able to get around this by utilizing the vast chat appearance options available in FFZ, but Twitch's new chat has severely limited these options. Please either let the old FFZ back into the current chat or implement your own appearance options, but something really has to be done here.

                              If some of these options are available, then I apologize, but they are not apparent how to access them.

                              Thanks so much!

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                              • Add timestamps to whispers

                                Add a setting that lets us see the date and time whispers were received/sent.

                                5 votes
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                                • Ability to react to individual comments with emotes/emojis (a la Discord)

                                  On Discord, you can react to a message with an emote or emoji. This allows people to react to a comment without clogging up the chat with "LOL" or "yes/no", etc. The streamer would be able to opt-in to it to prevent it when it isn't wanted.

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                                  • Visible chat/whispers character limit

                                    It would be very helpful to have the current hidden character limit shown just like on twitter or similar websites, and not be able to send the messages when they are too long, instead of giving us the illusion to have sent them successfully when it is not actually the case. Both in chat and whispers.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Chat input is delayed

                                      I'm not sure if this is channel-specific, but most of the times on go.twitch.tv, your chat input takes a while to show up on the chat box when you submit it.

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                                      • Add an option to remove or hide Emotes from Crates

                                        I have some emotes from crates that I don't want , there should be an option to remove or hide them from the emote menu at least. thanks

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                                        • DM character limit

                                          Twitch has imposed a 4,000 character limit for DMs. It would be extremely helpful if there was a counter with the composition window that showed a user how many remaining characters may be typed in a message before that limit is reached.

                                          I learned of this limit the hard way; one time I clicked 'Send' on a message, only to get a screen with a red box across the top of it informing me my message had exceeded the character limit and my message hadn't been sent. Unfortunately, the text of that message was lost too.

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