[Test] Crowd Chant
Some communities will notice a new way to "chant" during hype moments on stream. This is a limited time experiment where only some creators will have access to this feature. Creators and Mods will be able to use /chant (using text and/or emotes) in chat to kick one off. Viewers will see a private callout with the chant and can dismiss or choose to participate!
We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions here. We look forward to hearing your feedback!
On 2/2, we will turn off Chants.
While this feature was popular, we observed negative impacts to minutes watched for significant groups of creators.
Experiments help us test new ideas in real time, and decide what to build next. Thanks for sharing your feedback with us!
Is there any way I can have chants in my stream? twitch.tv/jsmoothhd
Hi, I'm a moderator of twitch.tv/trizspacca and we would like to use the /chant command in chat
I don't understand how you know the drop in viewership can be attributed directly to the chant feature and not something else. Correlation is not causation. I know a ton of people who love the chant feature. How do you know this decision won't cause a loss of viewership for some of the channels who utilized it well?
I would pay for chant!! please allow creators to opt-in, I will miss chants desperately and so will my community <3
Really disappointed in this news. Many creators I know were looking forward to chants in their channels. I know many viewers who have asked when they would be able to chant in creators channels. It made for great interactive point redeems as well. Hope this feature can be brought back as an opt-in or other.
Disappointed in this news. I think you seriously missed the mark here. We have been WAITING for this feature.
How much does this feature cost you? And how much you'll disappoint communities by removing it?
I'm really disappointed to see that a popular feature is to be removed because of a negative impact to minutes watched. I'd love to see the data on this, because I find it hard to believe that the chant feature would be the main cause of viewership drops, and that the feature would be blamed instead of the streamer utilizing the tool. I like gernalGEEGA's comment that add some control to chants such as letting the streamer turn them on or off. I also think it would be beneficial for the viewer to also have a toggle for chants on their end, so they don't see the pop up if they don't want to. Simply removing the feature all together seems like a rushed decision considering all the comments I've read here plus my own positive experiences with using chant in the channels I moderate. Can chants be used too aggressively? Sure, but as long as the streamer has full control, it leaves it up to them how and when to use chants. Therefore I don't believe the problem is with the chant feature itself, and I hope Twitch reconsiders removing the feature entirely.
Twitch Partner here wanting to chime in - this feature has been AMAZING for my growth and engagement, but it's also been something I had meetings with my mod team about on how to use effectively. We've got a good rhythm going and I have a list of features to suggest that could improve chants and the things I think are causing viewership issues.
My chant feature list:
- Toggling on/off of chants, like a redemption pause from your dashboard. Lets the streamer keep chants under control when they need to.
- Setting of cooldowns for chant usage. This is so mods cannot overdo it, especially in chats with a large mod team.
- Written guide on how to effectively use chants. Some streamers and mods just use them whenever, instead of selecting important times and good messages to use them for. Using chants at the right time is what it's all about.
- Toggle for turning on Chant Approval: When a mod chants, allow the streamer to approve it first. This could look just like the automod allow/deny a term UI. This lets the streamer finish a thought or read enough of chat first before letting the chant pop, if the delay is causing it to happen at a bad time.
I believe these extra settings and controls could fix many of the issues chants have caused by allowing streamers and mods to not be at odds with each other in their use. Again, I strongly believe the way they're used are an issue and not the feature itself. When used properly, the feature is excellent.
I'm curious if Twitch could allow this feature to be just that- a feature for streamers to turn on and off? I mod for a community that uses the chant feature often and we see a positive turnout with them- especially now that we can see a user's first message, we are seeing more of our lurking viewers finding it as a way to join in on conversations more. It's been a great booster in the channel that we even offer a channel points redeem to create a chant. Please don't focus on the negative, but we hope you see the positive this has created for communities.
Instead of removing this feature completely which is just Twitch taking the easy option. Do some work for your creators, allow it as a feature that the content creator can choose to have. It seems that you are only focusing on the "negative" impacts. Others have had great fun with this feature, but allow content creators the choice!
Literally how does this make for negative minutes on streams?
Stop blaming creators for doing a job which they LITERALLY do not get called to do! Creators create content, they shouldn't be arsed to moderate or be Twitch HQ's personal butler!
Twitch HQ literally has the money and resources to weed out bad eggs and NOT do stuff that hurts the community more!
Hello there, I'm here from the recent post on TwitchSupport Twitter regarding the removal of this feature and I have a few things to say. Twitch announcing the removal of the chants feature is a rather big surprise to me, and it's really a darn shame that this feature is going to be scrapped all together rather than giving the broadcaster an option to have it on or off. The chants feature has become a tool for many broadcasters to keep the chat engaging. The fact that Twitch has to remove something that was actually positive for most communities has me confused. But alas, I don't work at Twitch as an analyst. So what am I to say, other than... I (along with many others) am disappointed at this news. And I truly hope Twitch reconsiders this decision.
It's so handy, yet feels so empty when you cross a stream without it. I think it's been tested and proven far too popular to just discard.
Have seen this feature used in other streams, and have had some moments in streams I moderate in where it would have been great to have. Hoping it gets rolled out to more creators, soon.
I would like to test the chant feature in my chat
Hi I'm moderator for twitch.tv/evalunna and we'd like to try this feature on the chat
Im a moderator for Twitch.tv/JohnnyBullet, we would love to have this chat feature
Hello i'm a moderator for twitch.tv/evalunna and we would like to use this on the chat