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

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  1. 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!

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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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      • 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…

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        • 1 vote
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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

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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.

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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

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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.

                        2 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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                          • 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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                              • 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.

                                9 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…

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                                  • Save chat settings

                                    Chat settings should be saved:
                                    1) Chat visibility (hidden) with viewer's account per streamer. Some streamers have so much flooding/spam/trash in their chat that it slows down the browser and computer to the point it freezes. So every time I visit the streamer's page, first thing I do is hide chat.

                                    2) Time stamps and Dark mode saved globally (for all channels).

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                                    • New Chat Badge for Time on Twitch

                                      Good afternoon everyone!

                                      I think it would be a neat feature for users to earn a chat badge for a specific amount of the time that they have been on Twitch.

                                      In my opinion, a 5 year badge would be appropriate for this feature (i.e. If I created my account in 2011, I would earn a badge in 2016).

                                      This would also be a great way of saying thank you to those who have been using the website for a while and motivate those to remain on Twitch.

                                      Users should also be able to enable/disable the badge in their settings…

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Ability to ignore specific users in chat

                                        These days there are more and more spammers in twitch chat which is irritating when anyone needs to ask the streamer/any other person any questions in chat.

                                        Could you please add a feature to ignore a user in chat. It shouldn't be too difficult to implement as it can just be fixed on the client side by clicking the name of the user and selecting ignore. (A good example is Azubu.tv ).
                                        Ignored users can then be shown in a separate section in chat settings if you want to remove them from the ignore list later.

                                        A side benefit of…

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                                        • Team Emotes

                                          I think it would be really nice if stream teams could have access to an official team emote that only members of the stream team can use in any chat to support the team and help promote the team.

                                          2 votes
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