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

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  1. Have a shadowbanning system for bot accounts.

    It's too easy to create an account so once a user reports a bot account the staff bans them, they get a new IP and are ready to go again.

    If you implement a shadowbanning system where their messages appear in chat but not to other users then that means that staff only have to ban the user once as they will not make a new account. It would be like a global ignore feature except the person being banned will not know that they have been ignored by every user. This would make the staffs job so much easier…

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    • Main Moderator

      Most streamers already have their main mods with which they communicate. Also often in big streams, streamers dont know all users in chat and who is who(does user adequate or how long user here). So i suggest if streamer wants he can create one main moderator in channel, that can mod(or unmod) other user.

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      • Twitch whisper

        I love the whisper option on twitch But my conversations get so long that I would like to clear them and start fresh. I know many have asked about this. Please put it in an update. Thank you!

        3 votes
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        • Customizable chat

          Make chat customizable so streamers can turn on/off different stuff and combine them like badges/colors etc and make each chat unique.
          In my case I'd like to turn off nickname color, combine all badges into one (i.e. if viewer is a sub and prime one then he will have badge with crown, if he is sub and moderator then he will have badge with green border), in case of regular viewer (just follower but always watches the stream) then he will have his nickname color

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          • Place chat window below video.

            It would be helpful for using Twitch in a portrait mode to allow chat to occupy the bottom of the screen. Often while using Twitch I like to snap the window to half of the display, and use the other half for other tasks.

            Right now I have to pop-out the chat, which is a little clunky.

            In addition, it would be handy if the divide between the video and the chat was resizeable, so I could make chat bigger or smaller, and have the video automatically resize.

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            • 3 votes
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              • Emote Shop

                Users will be able to purchase emotes in an "Emote Shop". Streamers can choose how much to charge for each of their emotes. The user can purchase emotes from various streamers and will be charged monthly for a one lump sum per month, 3 months, 6 months, or unlimited time price. This will encourage revenue for streamers from people that don't want to pay the full subscription price. This will also make people want to collect emotes from different streamers. Perhaps a trophy system of some sort could be included with this system to encourage people to buy more emotes…

                2 votes
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                • Notifications clickable with middle mouse to open in new tab

                  When one is watching a stream they will have the Notifications button on bottom left part of the screen next to the user avatar icon. When you press this button it will open recent notifications. I would like to be able to open these links in an another tab instead in the current one as i'm watching a stream and could check out what the notification is about on the side. Atm it might be a notification of a video and actually no other information like the name of the video.

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                  • Twitch whisper

                    Can twitch make something like facebook, when you see in whisper if person read message what you send. sometimes peoples dont see, what i send. and i dont want be annoying to type multiple times. thanks

                    2 votes
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                    • Pictures/Selfies

                      Imagine if you could post pictures in the chat. Both mobiles and PCs would be able to send a picture on the chat. Furthermore, mobile users could take a selfie that moment. You could test this feature, so the mods and the streamer can post pics, if everything goes okay, subs and viewers should be able to post pics too (But a moderator or the streamer should verify it first).
                      This feature will bring people closer. It wont be the faceless chat we all know.. It brings the reality of the gameworld to twitch.

                      1 vote
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                      • only one account per viewer

                        i'm a moderator and a streamer and i have seen rude viewers who call streamers names and moderators i do ban them but they just keep coming back to the stream were i'm a mod so what's the point so i suggest one account per viewer to make sure they are band

                        2 votes
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                        • whispers with push notifications for mobile

                          Many times I have turned off my phone only to get a whisper minutes later, and won't see until the next day. Currently there is no alert for (mobile) whispers unless you have the Twitch App open.

                          Could we opt-in for whisper push notifications?

                          6 votes
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                          • streamers badge

                            it would be a great idea if we streamers have a badge wen we chat to other streamers and also it would help streamers quite a lot when viewers see our badge

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                            • Give streamers an option to disallow the usage of clipboard in chat.

                              People rapidly copy-pasting their (and each other's) messages are a major source of spam which gives the Twitch community a bad name. Technically, it's possible to block the usage of clipboard using javascript. Streamers should be allowed to enable this on their channel. The feature should be opt-in and optional for those streamers who want to encourage civilized discourse and already don't allow posting links in chat.

                              2 votes
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                              • Add a notification sound for new messages in chat that plays when you are tabbed out.

                                Add ability to turn on a notification sound for new messages in channels you are in, but you are tabbed out. It could be set to: notify about every message, notify about friend message, do not notify about new messages. The sound could be a simple *BLIP* sound.

                                3 votes
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                                • Disable chat replay for videos

                                  Some streamers have so much flooding/spam/trash in their chat that it slows down the browser and computer to the point it freezes.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Spoiler tagging

                                    I would love to see a way to conceal spoilers in the chat. That way mods don't have to struggle as hard to police them in blind streams, and chatters aren't as limited on what they talk about when in a stream with a blind streamer.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • Allow Streamers to ban the use of certain emotes in their chat

                                      This would be very handy when chat is spamming a global emote nonstop and timing people out isn't helping

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Abilility to mark anyone in chat with a badge.

                                        This could be a customizeable badge that only shows up locally (other users cant see it). There are a few ways this can be useful such as:

                                        1. Being able to mark friends so you can see if they are chatting in the same room as you.

                                        2. Tagging yourself so your own messages can be seen easier in screenshots.

                                        3. Tagging the person you are chatting with in a busy channel so you can easily see their messages before they get buried under lines of spam. (Ablility to make it temporary maybe)

                                        If you need to you can have…

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Channel Option to completely block a chat message containing words on the banned words filter.

                                          @pokimanelol suggested you guys add an option to completely block a message that contains one of the words on the channel's banned words filter, instead of replacing the word with **** or <message deleted> or something ? Just like with r9k mode or a chat with a chat delay they would get a message their word is on the banned word filter

                                          Could even add an extra option to time out those people for 1-10 minutes for using those words.

                                          For larger channels this could also prevent a lot of clutter in chat, cos the chatbots won't have to time…

                                          2 votes
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