Twitch’s new chat history will make it easier to catch up on chat

Twitch is rolling out a new chat history feature that should make it easier to keep track of what’s going on in a streamer’s chat.

When you access a stream, you will be able to see either the last 50 messages or the last hour of what was said in the chat, depending on which option has fewer messages. This may seem like a potentially large chasm between options, but I think it serves both large and small streams well.

For many larger streams, the chat flies at a mile a minute, with chats happening and changing at a rapid pace. Fifty messages is probably enough to get you up to speed before the chat moves on. Smaller streams may only have a few dedicated chatters who may not be posting enough to hit that 50 message threshold, so being able to see the previous hour of messages allows you to catch up on what has likely been a bunch of conversations. more targeted.

Chat history is rolling out starting Monday, according to Twitch, and the rollout will take place “over the next few days.” I don’t have it yet but I can’t wait to get it.


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