Consumers should pay up to $100 for a Twitch testing program to highlight amessage

Consumers should pay up to $100 for a Twitch testing program to highlight amessage

Twitch is currently testing a feature in which viewers may pay up to $100 to highlight a message in the chat.

Elevated Chat, as it''s known, is currently a four-week limited-time experiment for select streamers.

It allows viewers to pay to "elevate" their messages in the chat, whether at the top of the chat or at the bottom of the video player. Different payment terms allow for considerable time.

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That ranges from $5 for 30 seconds of elevation, to $100 for only 2.5 minutes.

The streamer''s favor is 70/30, but only after fees and taxes. On Twitch''s FAQ, more information can be found.

The feature is similar to YouTube''s Super Chat, where viewers may pay anything from $1 to $500 (for up to five hours of highlight). The revenue divide is also 70/30 in the streamer''s favor.

Multiple people in the Twitch chat may increase their messages, which will be added to a queue for moderators and streamers to manage.

Despite the fact that this system may be misused with hateful comments if not chargeback-protected.

Following the recent announcement that Twitch will not modify its 50/50 split for subscriptions anytime soon due to the cost of managing the streaming platform, the revenue split is also very controversial.

The senior vice president of global creators of Twitch has left the company shortly following the revenue split announcement, which has been labeled as money-grabbing and out of touch with streamers.

Elevated Chat differs from another, permanent, feature now added to Twitch: Chat Highlights.

Twitch launched the first-time chatter highlight in the first quarter of last year so that streamers may hear new viewers in chat. Now that''s been expanded to all streamers and with customisation, to highlight first-time chatters, suspicious users, moderators, VIPs, subscribers, and more.

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