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.
No bad words
FOUR years later, how do we not have this yet!?
Would be great to let new chatters know about events, twitch drops, etc. as they enter the chat as a pinned message at the top.
+1 from me!
basically a feature to always see a message pinned to the top of the chat or just a message set by the streamer or mods.
Hello, I'm a mod in a few of the twitch channels and I came up with a idea that it would be very helpful to all of the moderators if they could pin a message. For example, the streamer wrote in the chat 10 minutes before the sheduled stream that he will be late by 20 minutes. And if any of the viewers come at the sheduled stream time and see no stream, they will ask in the chat "Why is there no stream?" or something like that. If the moderators could pin a message at the top of the chat for example, all of the viewers will come and see "STREAM IS DELAYED BY 20 MINUTES" and the moderators or the viewers who saw the message of the streamer won't have to say to every viewer that the stream is delayed.
I think we should be able to pin Messages to the top of chat kinda like youtube has but this would be better if people are doing playing with viewers and they need to post a link for viewers to join it
It would be really helpful if mods (and thus creators) were able to pin chat messages to make certain comments be anti flood. Some streams have lots of chat messages and some streamers have lots of VIPs and moderators (which do not have the 30 sec chat restriction)
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.
It would be helpful if mods or channel editors could pin messages on top of the chat, that way we don't have to spam the chat to get some information to the masses. Maybe give us a time period option to choose from for how long the pin should be up before it gets removed automatically
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.
I think it would be a great idea if the broadcaster had the opportunity to pin a single message to the top of the chat. In case there was an announcement that many may have missed, or if someone just had a great comment in chat that the streamer believes need to be seen by everyone who joins!
Just wanted to show my support for tools that help organize and guide the chat
Streamer or Mod can pin messages over the chat, so a message can be read all the time in the stream.
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.
Be able to pin messages to the top of chat, so streamers messages or mod messages don't get lost for big channels or small channels that have been raided. This would make a lot of sense to help stop streamers spamming in chat which I don't enjoy doing personally.