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.
2,251 votesAdmindowski (Admin, Twitch) responded
Hey guys! We really appreciate the feedback that has been brought forth in this thread and just wanted to update you a little bit on what is going on.
This change was originally made to guard against raid bot attacks. While smaller raids are currently viewable in activity feed in the dashboard, we are working on a solution that treats raids equally while guarding against abuse tactics.
An error occurred while saving the commentAbigailBeck commented
My major issue with this is; why? Why change it? Why not give streamers individual restrictions for their own channel than simply strip away the legitimacy of smaller, growing channels? Twitch has insulted the community with this move.