Fix the constant disconnecting of chat.
Getting a constant "Welcome to the chat room" message and not being able to interact with my chat as well as any other streamers is getting old. This issue has been around for 7 years at the least. It should be fixed by now
Definitely NOT an ISP issue. I get this issue on my main computer, but not my laptop --- with both connected to the same twitch stream at the same time. (Watching a stream on my main desktop (hardwired) computer, got tired of the constant spam, so fired up the same stream on laptop -- no welcome spam there. Been happening on and off for a while now, usually only bothers me when I'm streaming, as I'm worried I miss viewer's chat.
Twitch is never gonna fix this LUL
VPN or not, adblocker or not, I still get the stupid "Welcome to the chat room!" message over and over again since it disconnects constantly.
This happens to me as well, but only on the small streamers. Is it twitch just not giving them enough resources so this keeps happening ? I thought it was just some automated message until i saw the streamers chat on the stream displaying messages that were not showing up in my chat and i had to refresh the page for chat to work until the next "Welcome to the chat room!" message appeared and F-ed the chat up again.
I should post my small update to this as of course it should still be a Twitch issue, but I mostly found it to be an issue with regards to NordVPN and have already talked with them about it and they are 'working on something' x).
As far as I've come to understand from other forums and such it only seems to happen with Nord and not the other VPN services so it must be a way Nord connects with Twitch and vise-versa.
If it is happening to you without a VPN it might be a firewall issue?
Additionally, I've noticed it doesn't happen most of the time when people are chatting in a room/stream, it usually only happens with long times of no chatters.
Therefore, at least from my perspective it had to be some type of refreshing issue / connection issue. But as I mentioned it doesn't happen for me anymore since I turn off my VPN most times when I stream now or watch other's streams.
Which yeah sucks and defeats the purpose, so I hope a fix is made soon (at least through my Nord VPN issue).
This isn't a router or ISP issue. This happens to me on nearly every channel I visit, regardless of the Internet connection or browser used. For me, this has been a thing for over a year now. I've done exhaustive troubleshooting to try and fix the issue.
I've used different browsers, no extensions, different routers, different ISP providers, different machines, phone and computer, and nothing changes the issue. I formatted and reinstalled both Windows 10 and macOS on two different machines and went to a friend's house to use their internet. The issue persisted.
I ditched my old ISP and got a new one, issue still persists. I bought a new modem/router, no change.
This happens even when I'm not chatting. I'll just be sitting in my own channel chat, not streaming, just to see what happens and I'll come back to endless "Welcome to the Chat Room!" messages.
In the meantime, I can use Chatterino. I have no issues there and can chat seamlessly without interruption or just lurk and chill without disconnect issues. The overall Twitch experience over the past few years have been really difficult to vibe with. It's sad and depressing, especially for those of us who spend a lot of time here making friends and building communities.
Please look into this and find the solution. It would improve quality of life for many people. The blanket "it's your ISP" and "you were spamming" responses saying nothing more than "we're not listening" and "we don't care."
im getting it now and it really ******* me off cause im getting ads with it and its not constant but still it is ******* me OFF
It is not the ISP. I went from Cable via coax to a different provider with fiber, and I still have it.
Folks tell your ISP to send a tec out and test your signal strength. After years of the issue, once he found I had TOO MUCH signal come from the pole and fixed it, I never had the problem again.
I have this issue and it is a twitch issue or hardware issue not an ISP like some say. Other people on my exact router etc. don't have this issue but I do. It doesn't do it on my phone, only my computer.
I am not sure if it is a browser, browser extension, etc. I figured this would have been found as a fix by now since its client sided.
Most people here have no idea what they are talking about.. It's not even twitch's problem. it's involved with ur ISP. (internet provider)
I have this issue as well. I have it regardless of Auto host settings, VPN usage, and ISP providers (recently switched).
Started happenning around Sept. 2021.
- No VPN
- Auto-Host On.
- Twitch chat displays the issue when I'm streaming/watching but does not occur on 3rd party linked chat software.
- Issue still occurs with Auto-Host turned off.
I am also getting this issue for both my chat while streaming and while watching others.
I've found while using SurfShark if I connect to the VPN after setting up a stream or setting it up while connected and just restarting the connection while the browser is open I don't get continued messages. Not sure if this helps.
Also if someone could explain this to me I'm sure this could help someone too.
has there been a fix for this? is it a router issue?
I recently started using a VPN because Twitch still has yet to do anything with these hate raid bots targeting us. And now this issue comes up and no work around. I definitely agree with you Dunboye, our risked security is not worth the fix...can Twitch do something about this....
This started happening to me yesterday, it seems when I'm on my VPN that I cannot connect to chat at all. Or I have a "ghost" connection where I can see chat and post some messages, but they don't seem to actually get into chat. As soon as my VPN is turned off I can connect, but that's not a "fix" as it means sacrificing my privacy just to Twitch as I have been for months before now.
This started happening to me today. It was fine yesterday and prior. VPN enabled, constant “reconnecting to chat”. VPN off, no problem. I think it’s a bug because with VPN enabled it occasionally does work, but only for a few minutes.
They just don't give a ****.
Can you please fix this?
It happens with or without VPN and is very annoying.