[MERGED] Bring back colored /me chat messages + Update the /me command to color chat messages FOR MODS/BROADCASTER ROLES ONLY
Or at least give streamers the authority to enable or disable it. But the ENTIRE point was how it stood out with color. Plain black with italics just renders it useless.
Thank you for the patience with us on this. This has been one of the most popular ideas on UserVoice and we definitely heard your feedback.
Today we launched /announcement for mods and streamers. Announcements can be used in chat to highlight a message and are available in 4 different colors along with the channel accent color. Because this is only part of the ask of this idea we are setting this idea to partial release so the community can continue to leave feedback on this.
Colored text is arguably objectively better than italics, much easier to distinguish /me messages in a small font, and it makes more sense in the chat engagement sense, since the username is already in that same color, it reads as a sentence that says "SoAndSo does a thing"
While we get it, people troll... I find that changing this should be subjective to the streamer not Twitch as a whole. I have been in so many channels where there has never been such outlandish trolling that it would make me as a moderator want to just ban people? Like have a chuckle at the stupidity and move on. GIVE US COLOR BACK! As a moderator I use that for information to chat. Viewers use it to emote between one another. Streamers use it so their timed messages will show up in color and BE SEEN. GIVE. BACK. COLORED. TEXT.
can you plz bring it back wth
Many bot commands made have /me as colors for visibility. Taking this away will make those commands less visible. I am glad that /me has introduced italics but the option of /me color chat is nessacary to send a message via commands. I recommend either introducing another /command limited to mods or vips such as /color to bring these colors back.
don't change the /me it is NOT an issue I actually like the color change and use it to differentiate my bots from actual chatters. This change is removing a feature I used and loved and I liked making my text a color. Can we instead focus on a real issue like usernames that violate TOS and harassment on the platform?
Make it go back to colors the italic ruins all sorts of creativity. Also for moderation purposes its easier to see text that stick out that is colored when its a fast pace chat to get peoples attention if needed. If whole purpose of removing it was to minimize confusion that's a weak point because no one gets confused over colored text and 99% of people who try to " /me donated $1000" know its a meme
i agree it should be made a channel setting, just like allowing links in chat
The whole point of "/me" is to make a message read as if it's an action. That means that the person's name has to appear coherently with the rest of the text, instead of being separated. The absence of the colon is part of that, but is far from sufficient. Please reinstate the coloured text, as it helps to create a unified "action message" instead of the current system that makes /me into a useless way to make text look weird. This does NOT read correctly, and speaking as someone who's used actual IRC, does not even slightly live up to the expectations of this command.
This was an outstanding feature to grab viewers' attention when executing bot commands or when mods needed to speak in a busy chat. Removing the color information blends "/me" commands with the rest of chat, rendering them useless
Please don't take away the colours. It keeps chat interesting vs lame
Undo the recent changes to /me, a lot of us use this to make chat commands and important messages stand out, removing it completely is a huge mistake. Potentially make it a mod only feature so it cant be abused for fake donos etc, but please do not remove it completely.
Colored >> Italic || (very useful for bots)
You can create a button for the user to choose the appearance of / me.
With the removal of /me, a way some mods and bots use to distinguish themselves better, there should be better options for moderator distinguishing. Such as a different type of highlight (different from highlight your message), or keeping the colored messages like /me for them. It could be a separate command, and when used by a non mod would just send the message normally (such as for bots that haven’t been modded for any reason but still need to send the message out).
Changing the command from colorful text to italics is more harmful than helpful. It makes a lot more sense for Twitch to just give us more options. Let us choose whether we want it to be color or italics, and if it's an issue for some let us also choose who can use it. Such as only moderators may use the command. The colorful text is helpful. It makes bot posts stand out and allows for fun raids, things others have mentioned already.
This has always been a great way for mods to grab the streamer's attention. Please bring it back! D:
You need to just have a way where streamers filter out those fake donations. It’s not that hard to see the difference between a fake donation and a real one. especially if you have notifications on for it. /me color change was a great way to have fun in chat.
/me is just pointless now, this update will discourage people from using it now. Bring back colored /me chat messages!
there was no need to change how the "/me" option worked, especially because by changing the color of the text, chats didnt look like a whole block of text and more importantly, it gave better voice to mods.
now it just looks useless and honestly really ugly.
this change was quite useless and unnecessary.
bring back the colored text and get rid of the useless italic text.
The change to /me was a solution in search of a problem. Revert it.
It is so useful for chat to see important commands or links from the bots or the mods, italicizing it does not give it nearly the emphasis it deserves. Please add an option to toggle it so that either /me is available for broadcasters, mods and VIPs only, and/or to toggle color on and off. Otherwise this "feature" is just a deficit and a step backwards to the platform and its user-friendliness.