HTML5 Twitch Chat is Live

HTML Twitch Chat is Live

HTML Twitch Chat is Live

HTML Twitch Chat is Live


HTML Twitch Chat is Live, offering almost 4x faster loading times and will use a greatly reduced amount CPU resources when compared to Twitch's traditional Flash based Chat System.

Those with incompatibly Browsers at this time will still be able to run Twitch's Flash based chat, but these users will not benefit from HTML5's faster loading speed and lower CPU utilization. 

Here is what Twitch had to say about this recent new change to Twitch in their most recent Blog post. 


Since the dawn of the time, our users have yearned to connect to chat using HTML5 instead of Flash – we’re pleased to announce this is now a reality. HTML5 chat is rolling out today.

With our shiny new WebSockets chat implementation, you’ll experience:

  • Speed: Chat loads nearly 4x faster on average
  • Efficiency: Chat uses fewer CPU resources, especially in busy chat rooms
  • The Future: This is a big step towards a complete HTML5 Twitch experience

    To our users who don’t use a WebSockets-capable browser or prefer using IRC, don’t panicBasket! Older browsers that aren’t WebSockets-capable will still connect using Flash and our existing IRC support isn’t going anywhere.

    What do I need to do to get HTML5 chat? Absolutely nothing. As long as you’re using a Websocket-capable browser, HTML5 will start working automatically. Please note that we’re gradually introducing HTML5 chat to everyone throughout the day, so if you haven’t seen it yet – don’t worry. It’s coming.


HTML Twitch Chat is Live  

Twitch HTML5 chat is currently in the process of being introduced into the system and will be available to everyone withing the next day. Hopefully this and other future updates will continue to improve the Twitch experience overall. 


You can join the discussion on HTML5 based Twitch Chat coming to Twitch on the OC3D Forums. 


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Most Recent Comments

01-07-2015, 08:22:58

For a second there when I read HTML Twitch I hoped it would be the player and not the chat. It's annoying how flash in firefox steals the focus and I cannot use any shortcuts like ctrl+t/w/n.
Youtube used to do the same thing but since they switched to HTML5, twitch is the only website where I still encounter this.Quote

01-07-2015, 08:24:42

Nice. Didn't help that idiots loves to spam the chat every time someone says anything remotely funny. :O

Doubt I'll turn it on though. Quote

01-07-2015, 11:02:44

ahh finally, now lets see how much time it will take them to introduce the HTML5 playerQuote

01-07-2015, 14:23:10

For any of you wondering which browser engines supported Websockets API/Protocol

03-07-2015, 03:19:06

About time for the chat. Next step for Twitch should be HTML 5 video cause i always having issues with flash playback. It just keeps buffering and it doesn't matter what level of video i watch it even buffers on mobileQuote

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