Ability to turn off chat reply/threads feature
The chat replies feature may be cool for some specific reasons, but most of the time is not helpful. The thread it creates is also hard to see compared to normal chat messages. It would be nice to be able to toggle this feature on or off. Similar to how you can turn off nigh mode
We’ve released an update today that addresses some of the feedback in this thread:
- You can now once again highlight and copy messages for easy translation, raid message organization, and general copypastas
- Clicking into the chat will not immediately open the reply function. On hover, the reply button in the top right of the message will initiate the reply
As it’s been a few days, curious to hear whether the initial feelings and experiences have changed!
I would love to turn it off. I actually hate that it tags the original comment on every message, it even does that on mobile but mobile actually doesn't have the thread so it's just EVEN MORE confusing. A simple reply to one message with no threading would be much better imo. Now I see the pros of the thread for busier chats, so the feature can certainly still have a spot, but I still want it off of at least my channel, I think it's not worth it in its current state. I actually actively avoid using it anywhere I go even if someone used it to reply to me, because it kills the thread and keeps it not confusing.
Ability to turn off the Chat Replies Feature.
- Chat replies destroy a good chat flow and as of right now you, as a creator or user, aren't able to disable this feature.
I'm a Twitch Partner Channel's MOD.
The feature is not work in the Channel .
How to turn on chat reply/threads feature?
Chat reply is awesome, really helps keep the conversation going and allows the chat to self moderate and add some context to their messages. <3 love this feature. I'd also love to see some type of +1, -1, system to help reward those who are adding valuable thoughts to chat.
Can we get an option to completely hide the reply feature? if people still want it allow them to have their threads but let us that do now want it to hide it and keep things the way we like it. Twitch isnt a BBS, its a chat.
Still don't like it at all, when everyone in chat uses it. it becomes very confusing and hard to moderate chat. I get that certain streamers might like it. so please let us opt out/in as streamer.
Personally, I think the chat reply feature is a terrible addition to the chat platform here on Twitch.
Having that said, perhaps instead of turning it off completely, there might be a way of keeping it for those that do like the feature. Make it channel specific where the streamer (or editors) can toggle it on or off for that specific channel.
That way, streamers that don't like it can toggle it off for their channel.
Streamers that do like it can toggle it on for their channel.
Still just as bad, copy paste doesn't work. id rather just have people @ me then have to look through a thread to see what someone is saying to me. now when people reply to me i don't even bother trying to see what they say because its more effort just to look at a reply.
Its still really bad, small chats its not really needed since you can still easily see the whole of conversations happening, and big chats it adds more to chat then is already happening and makes it harder to read and mod. They're also easier to miss in fast moving chats and if you at any point get linked in one, all following replies also tag you which makes it hard to know which you actually want to pay attention to.
I get some people might actually want this but at least allow streamers to turn it off.
its still annoying and still needs to be removed. the reply itself it useless since with user name badges and the like you get MAYBE 2 or 3 words from the message....
I have received the update for On-Hover reply buttons and I would still very much like a way to disable the functionality entirely. When I'm scrolling up while modding, the reply icons popping up slow down the scroll and visibly lag the page. A reply is something I'm never going to use in a chat room, so the feature existing for me is a waste of time anyway.
As it is, I've used a userscript to inject CSS to override the reply button with display:none and I've worked around the issue with it popping up, but the lag is still there as it decides to show the button each time (even though it's invisible).
Please give us a way to disable the feature on the client-side.
It messes up on-hover browser extensions like Yomichan. I would like it removed.
Полностью поддерживаю идею выбора вкл/выкл этой функции. Из-за нее теперь невозможно выделять текст сообщения из чата, что в свою очередь не дает возможность выделять текст написанный на всевозможных языках для их перевода, так как у меня это делалось на правую кнопку мыши. Для модерирования чата это очень ограничивает возможности быстрого перевода иностранных зрителей, которые пишут как позитивные так и негативные комментарии. Пожалуйста сделайте возможность выключения этой функции.
Please give us option to personalize it - on/off. My chat is unreadable for me bacuse of this "improvement"...
Please remove this new feature it is very distracting. I can reply to people easily with @ and tab. I don't need to see everyone's thread of replies to each other as a streamer. I have the ability to check logs in the channel.
Chat replies is a waste of developer time. Its cumbersome, not necessary and not needed in 99.9% of use cases. Revert the changes, fire whoever decided this needed to be a thing and redirect developer effort into fixing problems with Twitch and not wasting time on unnecessary features.
I dislike the new reply feature, it makes text non-selectable meaning it's completely broken cut and paste for things like raid messages.
This new reply feature just gets in the way for me, its like one gigantic button that i cannot turn off. I use my right monitor to watch twitch on and sometimes instead of alt tabbing to that browser ill just click to it. Now if i do that ill just open a random reply with someone.
Replies break accessibility plugins because the text is no longer selectable. Browser plugins that might give definitions for words or read them out to users are completely broken because the text cannot be selected anymore.