We’ve been internally testing a new system for notifications over the past couple months. These new notifications have allowed us to add lots of new features. With this system, you can configure TwitchBot to do one of four things when the stream ends:
- Delete the notification message
- Edit the notification message
- Send a new message saying that the streamer has gone offline
- Do nothing with the notification message (default behavior)
Currently, you cannot choose what you want your stream offline message to look like, instead TwitchBot will send a pre-selected message. We plan to implement this in the future.
This setting can be easily configured from the dashboard by choosing the desired action on the “add notification” page.
The new notifications are way faster than regular notifications, taking about 1–2 minutes to trigger, versus the previous time of 3 to 10+ minutes. Our tests showed an average time of 1 minute 24 seconds from stream start to when the notification was posted.
How can I join?
Right now, anyone can enter the public beta with just an extra click when adding a notification. All it takes is to check the box that says “Use Twitch webhooks.”
Even though the red text and “(highly experimental!)” warning may seem ominous, we believe that our new system is mostly stable and should work well for anyone who would like to help us test these new features. All existing customization options work, including embed color, minimal embed, and no embed.
If you read one thing before using these new notifications, make it this:
Please note that you can only add, view, edit, and delete beta notifications via the dashboard. These notifications will be marked with
Webhook (beta)on your server page.
We have changed the variable syntax for new notifications. Read this support article for a guide on how to use them.
What can I expect from these new notifications?
With TwitchBot’s new and improved notification system, you will receive extremely fast notifications with virtually no chance of ever not receiving a notification. We plan to add lots of new features in the upcoming months, which will allow you to have complete control over what and how you’re notified about.
We’re always looking to improve TwitchBot, so if you have any bugs, suggestions, or feedback, you can contact us on our Discord server.
As always, thanks for using TwitchBot!
Akira — Lead developer