Twitch AutoMod 2 Personalization Update

Twitch Releases AutoMod 2.0: The Personalization Update

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Late last week Twitch officially rolled out AutoMod 2.0: The Personalization Update and with it, three new features. This update looks to give broadcasters even more control over their chat but in some cases has actually led to a more restrictive experience. Upgraded Globally Banned Words List The Globally Banned Words list has been merged with […]

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Adventures in Twitch Chat Engineering TwitchCon 2016

Surviving Twitch Plays Pokemon: Adventures in Twitch Chat Engineering [TwitchCon 2016 Panel]

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For the complete list of panels, check out the main TwitchCon 2016 panel recap post. VoD link: https://www.twitch.tv/twitchconfrankerz/v/92636123?t=03h13m46s FrankerZ Theater Day Three Moderator: IrelandofEndor Some quick facts about the state of Twitch chat in February 2014: Over 800k concurrent users Tens of billions of daily messages ~10 chat servers 2 engineers 19 amp energy drinks per […]

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A chat with the Twitch chat team TwitchCon 2016

A “Chat” with the Twitch Chat Team [TwitchCon 2016 Panel]

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For the complete list of panels, check out the main TwitchCon 2016 Panel Recap post. VoD link: https://www.twitch.tv/twitchconfrankerz/v/93570710 FrankerZ Theater Day Two Moderator: Glacials (Ben Carlsson) Participants: Will Roberts, Irelandofendor (John Rizzo), fancywindow (Zach Goodman) What we make: Chat Friends/presence Whispers Host Mode Fun fact: Host mode was made in one night. Notifications Emotes (make the code, not […]

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Twitch Introduces Chat Replay

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Twitch just rolled out at an awesome update to the VOD system, where the chat will be added to recorded videos. They are calling the feature Chat Replay and will have the same functionality as the browser extension ReChat. So, when you watch a recorded stream or highlight from your favourite streamer, the chat will […]

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Twitch Emote Only Mode

Twitch Adds Emote Only Mode for Chat

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In a rather sneaky tweak, Twitch has added an interesting new chat mode type called “Emote Only Mode”. What does this do? Exactly what you think- a chat in Emote Only Mode allows only emotes to be written in chat. This update has not been mentioned yet on the Twitch Blog, nor on their Twitter. […]

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Selecting Moderators

Selecting Moderators for Your Channel

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Moderators, aka mods, are essential for ALL streams and communities alike. Trying to juggle a stream, play the game AND monitor chat is virtually impossible. Sure you can pause the game, purge or ban someone in the chat and then resume the game but this is a good way to make viewers grow tired of […]

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