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

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  1. 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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    • 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…

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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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        • 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.

            3 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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                • Add timestamps to whispers

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

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                  • add sub tier to IRC object

                    Right now the IRC just gives a true false on if someone is subbed, can we get an update like instead of true false, have it like the subscriptions object 100, 200, 300 for tier 1, 2, 3

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                    • Allow Derivatives of OpieOP

                      The face of the emote has already expressed interest in Twitch allowing for this to happen as seen here:
                      https://twitter.com/OpieDelivers/status/897469586358104064
                      Please make it happen, favorite emote on Twitch

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                      • Stop "Conversations" Tab from Covering Video Options in Theater Mode.

                        Currently, clicking theater mode causes the new "conversations" button to stay on the screen over the buttons to click out of theater mode, and the go to full-screen. I'm sure this is not the intended feature. Please fix this.

                        4 votes
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                        • A reminder when trying to communicate with a blocked user

                          One of my Twitch friends inadvertently blocked me. He would send me whispers, but I couldn't reply. Every time I attempted to reply, I would see the message "That user's settings prevent them from receiving this whisper." It would be helpful if a similar message was displayed for a Twitch user whispering someone he or she has blocked - "You're whispering someone whom you've blocked. That person is unable to whisper back to you."

                          Also, it seems as though blocking someone from whispering automatically blocks receiving a DM from them. In situations where someone was blocked inadvertently, it would be…

                          2 votes
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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.

                            3 votes
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                            • Displaying Whispers

                              It would be helpful if a user could make the window displaying Whispers larger, so it's easier to both compose and read messages, and follow the conversation.

                              Also, being able to move where on the screen the Whispers box is displayed would be appreciated.

                              2 votes
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                              • 1 vote
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                                • change ipad version

                                  Beginning yesterday 4th august I can no longer hide chat, so it takes up 20 - 25 % of the screen and the stream. The button to remove chat is gone??

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                                  • 2 votes
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                                    • Cheers on Chat don't work no more!

                                      Refund for Cheers wallet. I'd like a system to refund Cheers wallet.

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                                      • Twitch Android app v5.0.3 no chat in landscape

                                        In the new version of the twitch app for Android (v5.0.3), there does not appear to be any way to have chat on the screen while in landscape mode. This was a feature that I used a lot and its disappearance is disappointing.

                                        Was this intentional, or an oversight?

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                                        • Add scroll back length adjustable in settings.

                                          Being able to increase the max scroll back value beyond the 150 limit would help a lot with chat moderating, and help with chat interaction from the broadcaster. This feature would disabled by default in settings but once enabled the user will be able to set the value to his/her liking. Having a maximum limit to start with ex. 10K would be a great start, with the set maximum value becoming bigger over time.

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