Chat Notes/Pinned messages
I think it would be a great idea if the streamer or moderators could put a message/note above the chat to notify people. Whether it's temporarily for a minute or left there for the whole day.
Especially with bigger streamers who have a chaotic chat. A note or announcement can quickly be pinned at the top and everyone can quickly click on it and/or read it (a little pin symbol would be fitting I suppose).
Additionally, it can get annoying for streamers to have to answer the same questions over and over again. That's why I think a little note at the top is a good idea. The viewers can view that instead of typing a certain command in the chat or bothering the streamer.
I suppose a quick way to do this would be to type /pin xxx
Example: /pin Tomorrow is the subscriber tournament! Don't miss out!
Example: /pin Yes I have played (insert game here) already stop asking :)
Thank you in advance if this gets taken into consideration.
The problem is that there is very little space above the chat. Even on the pc there is little space for a potential message. On the phone there is no space at all. Most of the time it will be used for advertising.
I don't know how this idea isn't getting more attention. This is a potentially huge QOL addition and would make the life of streamers and mods a lot easier. It's also something that Youtube live streams support and it's one of my favorite features there.
Streamers often don't have the screen real estate to add a "highlighted message" on their stream.
Just wanted to show my support for tools that help organize and guide the chat
Please do this! Sometimes in chat there's an important announcement that's missed, the same question gets asked over and over and over. It would solve so many headaches.
Twitch should have a feature to pin messages in the top of the chat.
Yes! Please implement this. When the viewer base gets to 1k+, there are always going to be questions asked repeatedly. Not only the streamer gets tired answering them, the mods and other viewers also get tired of answering them.
This applies more to the mid to larger streamers but can be useful for the site as a whole I think.
If a person of importance is trying to communicate with the streamer then this would make it much easier for them. You may ask, why not just whisper? Well whispers aren't always suitable for those who have them disabled or for those who don't want to halt their stream to check them. The message may also be urgent so the streamer may not have time to check or may have their hands full.
This feature could also be used for mods to pin some sort of announcement in chat that viewers who just tuned in might have missed.
As for the pin feature, the broadcaster can set a maximum limit to how long these messages can stay pinned whilst moderators can pick the duration of time they want it to be pinned. If wanted, this pin option should also have the option to be disabled entirely for the viewer in their personal settings if they don't wish to see it obscuring chat. As well as this, the pinned message should have an 'x' next to it so it can be dismissed.