Twitch will charge you $100 to pin your chat message for 2.5 minutes

Twitch is testing a new feature that will allow viewers to make sure their favorite streamer (and other fans) can see their message in the chat box. The live streaming platform is giving select channels access to an experimental feature called “Increased chat,” which makes a viewer’s message visible if they’re willing to pay for it. Similar to YouTube’s Super Chat, the more people pay, the longer their message stays featured. A $5 payment increases their message for 30 seconds For $10, he gets one minute. If he wants 1.5 minutes, he has to pay $25. For two minutes? That’s $50. And if he wants his message to stay highlighted for 2.5 minutes, should he be willing to pay $100 for it.

Paying $100 to YouTube’s Super Chat is usually enough to get a message featured for an hour. Although the features are similar, their implementations are not exactly the same. YouTube adds markers to the top of the chat box for each Super Chat, and clicking on them takes viewers to the donor’s message. In the meantime, Twitch is testing two potential locations for increased chats. Streamers selected to participate will see the highlighted messages either at the top of the chat box or at the bottom of the video. It also sounds like there can only be one highlighted message at a time, as Twitch said on the feature’s support page that viewers will enter a queue if multiple people pay for elevated chats at the same time.

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Of course, $100 for 2.5 minutes of visibility certainly sounds pretty outrageous—especially when you can only pay $25 for five 30-second messages. The experiment will last four weeks, after which Twitch will likely review the data from the test to decide whether to roll out the feature more widely.

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