Twitch launches new feature ‘Hype Chat’, have your message pinned in your favourite streamer’s chat message in this way
Twitch is introducing a new feature called “Hype Chat” to enhance the chat experience among the Twitch user’s community.
Hype Chat will allow your viewers to stand out among the crowd and reach out to you easily. The Hype Chat feature will have purchase options, and you will earn a share of the revenue from each Hype Chat purchase that your viewers do.
Your viewers will have the option of sending you chat messages which can amount from $1 USD to $500. You can, however, set the minimum amount to up to $100. Such viewer messages will be pinned to the top of your chat.
⚡Get Hyped for Hype Chat ⚡
Hype Chat is a new way for Viewers to stand out in chat, while supporting their favorite Partners. This is done by paying to pin messages to the top of chat. Rolling out to Partners soon!
— Twitch (@Twitch) June 22, 2023
Viewers who pay more for the Hype Chats will have their message in a higher position in the chat. A pinned message’s duration, character count, and visual design of the pin will be dependent on the amount a viewer spends.
Hype Chat will be an addition to the already existing monetization features like Bits, Subs, and Gift Subs.
However, as of now, the Hype Chat feature is only available for Partners. Because, according to Twitch, Hype Chat will have better functionality with channels that has fast-moving chats. It will be released broadly in the near future.
Streamers will receive 70 % of the Hype Chat revenue and the remaining 30 % will be received by Twitch. Most viewers will be able to buy Hype Chat directly through their local currency, with the requirement of Bits.