Stay connected to chat and keep it visible at all times on the offline pages
Why would you get rid of the one thing that makes live content special just because the streamer is not online at the minute?
Lot of channels have chat interaction even when the stream is offline and this new interface makes it so newcomers won't know that there are other people in the channel chatting and such. It's also the easiest and fastest way to figure out some simple info about the channel via commands (!twitter, !socials...)
Well said, I'd agree and got here whilst searching for offline chat. Was curious if my OBS chat was showing up somewhere while offline when I have been testing things.
I cannot stress enough how important offline chat is to creating a tight-knit community and maintaining a connection to one another even while the stream is offline. I know many streamers use Discord as a social media platform to communicate with one another while stream is offline, but sometimes people are looking for interaction on the channel itself. In addition, posting links and other references might be easier with Twitch chat because I would say the majority of people I talk to are using a web browser as opposed to an application to use Twitch Chat while people are using an application to use Discord.
That being said, I find it disappointing how if a channel is offline when going to that channel's page, offline chat does not automatically appear. Not only is this frustrating because of the frequency of this error, but I think it actually severs communication on some level. A lot of people who might have heard about a certain streamer and Twitch generally from YouTube or elsewhere might come to check out the channel. If they see that there are people actively talking in the channel, they might get involved and could benefit both themselves, that streamer's community, and Twitch because of future participation.
I also really miss the ability to browse videos and other areas of the channel whilst still being able to talk in offline chat. I understand that some people might want to close chat because of the distraction it may pose, but in my experience, very few people hold this opinion (then again, the people I talk to are talking in offline chat LUL). In any case, I would strongly recommend for chat to open immediately upon arriving to a channel's page regardless of whether they are online or offline. Additionally, chat should still be accessible and interactable when viewing other tabs in the channel like videos or the schedule). Even if you are watching a video of a past stream or a clip, or something, it might be an interesting feature to still view current chat while also viewing the chat from the video that you may be watching.
Why spend extra resources to load it up after clicking "offline chat" instead of having it there already, like it currently is. The offline page is so simple to navigate, there's no reason to complicate it by having to click through several times just to find the information you want.
100% agree, viewers should be able to look at your other tabs and info without needing to leave the chat
I wish one didnt get disconnected from chat when moving around on the new channel site. MIxer has chat open for view even if one is not there, makes the mobile experience alot better! The new tabs (home, about, schedule etc) should be visible to browse from the stream/chat tab without chat getting disconnected.
So many times multitasking is impossible on mobile when viewing with chromecast for example, cause chat gets disconnected as soon as i open another app or tab within twitch.