A shoutout special feature on chat
Add a special feature to mods/streamer on chat where you can shoutout a channel, and it will show on top of the chat, like the HypeTrain, giving some emphasis to this channel to be followed when this /shoutout command is used. This will give more opportunity to grow and be noticed to small streamers, when they are shoutout by medium and large streamers. An animated UI with Channel Name, channel profile picture, last game played and a follow buttom will help a lot.
We are planning to launch the /shoutout feature this September and are welcoming feedback here: https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/310201/suggestions/45624622. We're excited to hear your thoughts and feedback! Thank you for your suggestion.
I would love to see this, even if it was simply the name and a follow/visit channel call to action button. The process of having a bot paste a link to a channel that people then have to go to and click follow really takes users out of the experience. Not to mention, those shoutout links can get lost in busier chats.