Twitch News

“Chat on Videos” feature expanding to all videos

Twitch is a wonderful live platform (haven’t you heard?), but even the most hardcore stream fans can’t be online all the time. Luckily, Past Broadcasts and Highlights are an excellent way to catch up on the exciting moments you missed out on, like big plays, hilarious mistakes, and amazing community moments. Back in May, we brought the chat experience to uploads — letting you view and leave time-stamped chat messages on uploaded videos. Today, we’re starting to expand that functionality to all videos, including Past Broadcasts and Highlights. Chat Replay was the first step in letting viewers who watch later experience the interactive excitement of chat, but it was still a passive experience. This is true interactivity for non-live videos. And with it, missing out will become a thing of the...