Version Added message queuing to prevent freezing; Added dark and light themes; Usernames are automatically re-colored when using a theme (like BetterTTV); Changed how max messages work (it's now similar to native Twitch chat); Messages on screen for 30 seconds will fade out if chat is inactive. 15 Feb Game streaming site Twitch today is debuting an always-on chat room feature it's simply calling “Rooms.” The addition was first announced at its developer event TwitchCon back in October, and was expected to launch before year-end. That timing shifted a bit, but the feature is going live today across both. Live chat basics. Live chat is enabled by default and will appear to the right of the video player when your live stream is active. After your live stream ends, viewers will see a replay of live chat when they watch the stream archive. The Live chat module only exists on the YouTube watch pages — it does not follow embedded .