Group chat is finally being added to Twitch streaming, however, it is currently still in a beta phase of development.

Group chat will let users create private groups and invite-only groups that are separate from the general chat channel. Twitch VP of Marketing, Matthew DiPietro said,

“You have Facebook for your life, LinkedIn for your job and Twitch for your gaming. Because of our prominent presence in the social arena, introducing Group Chat offers a compelling new way for the community to interact.”

Beta testing will start this Thursday and is open to those who are part of the Twitch Partner Program. An official launch date for the group chat function has not been released. We will keep you updated.


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