Twitch is testing a new feature, you can spend $100 to highlight a chat message


Twitch developers apparently like YouTube’s superchat solution, so they quickly threw together something similar with more or less success.

Twitch.tv recently started testing a new feature. The Elevated Chat solution allows us to send a “small” amount from 5 to 100 dollars next to our message, which will remain pinned at the top of the chat section or below the stream player for 30 seconds to 2 and a half minutes.

It doesn’t sound too bad in principle: YouTube has had a similar feature for streams for years, and viewers love it. The only problem is that Twitch built in its own solution in a very strange way.

To begin with, there is also a problem with pricing: who would be so good-natured as to pay $100 for a message when you can pay $5 5 times and thus guarantee that your message will be delivered 5 times for 30 seconds (ie 2 and a half minutes) does it come out for $25?

The placement is also flawless, as the paid message can be posted in two different positions. There is no problem with the top of the chat section, but the message appears below the player only if you are not watching the given channel in full screen or “theater mode”. Plus, most streamers don’t watch their own player, so it doesn’t matter how they get there.

Streamers don’t get to decide where the featured message goes, so fate decides whether an unlucky paying guest’s text ends up in a visible place or not. It’s an interesting solution, but hopefully Twitch will fix it during the test period, since YouTube has already proven that there is a need for a similar function.

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Source: PC World Online Hírek by pcworld.hu.

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