Chatty is a Twitch chat client for everyone who wants to try something new and different from the webchat, but doesn't want the complexity of an IRC client or miss out on the Twitch specific features.
- General Features
- Nick colors, emoticons, user icons (mod, sub, turbo, ..), showing bans, stream status and viewercount display and stats
- With FrankerFaceZ-Support (Emoticons & Custom Mod Icons) and BetterTTV emotes (no Personal Emotes though), including unified bot badge
- Connect with OAuth (your Twitch account password is never entered in the application)
- Show channel information like uptime, slowmode, submode
- Basic Whisper Support (no history)
- Chatlog, clickable links, improved TAB Completion (nicks, emotes, commands, custom), input history
- Message Highlighting, Message Ignore System, Channel Favorites/History
- SpeedRunsLive Race Viewer
- Viewer-centered Features
- Get notified when channels you follow go live and view a list of live streams
- Follow and unfollow channels directly out of Chatty
- View and insert your subemotes, channel-specific emotes, all global emotes and Twitch emotes you favorited
- Easily open streams in your browser, or run Livestreamer out of Chatty
- Join several channels, popout individual channels to view them side-by-side
- Streamer/Moderation-centered Features
- Streamers can change their stream title (using presets/favorited games) and run commercials
- Let Chatty help making Stream Highlights by adding the current stream time to a file (including optionally your moderators)
- View a list with the 100 most recent followers/subscribers of your channel
- Graph of how your viewercount developed over time this session
- Click on nick in chat to open customizable moderation dialog, showing the last messages of this user (no banning the wrong user) and basic account info
- Choose your font, customize colors, timestamp, how bans are shown, joins/parts and more
- Customize usercolors based on user-type (mod, sub, turbo..), specific usernames or colors (replace colors)
- Customize usericons (badges), replace default ones or add your own for specific users
- Disable specific emotes, replace emotes with your own locally, change scaling all emotes in chat or the Emote Dialog
- Create custom commands and add them to context menus or the user dialog
- Add or remove regular, app-wide or global hotkeys according to your needs
- Extensive settings dialog to adjust the features to your needs
Kind of old screenshots because I'm lazy.
You need to have the Java 8 JRE or later installed. Download Java if you need it.
Download & Getting started
- Download Version 0.8.3 (all OS)
- With global hotkey support (Windows only):
Extract the .zip into a folder of your choice and start Chatty.jar.
When you start Chatty the Connect Dialog should come up. Click
Create login.. and
Request login data and follow the instructions to authorize Chatty to connect to chat for you. There is also a short
Getting Started Guide.
You can use this banner if you like Chatty and want to promote it. Just link to
http://chatty.github.io please. :)
Feedback (Feature requests, Bug reports)
This is my first slightly bigger program, so go easy on me. ;) But if you find any bugs or have any other feedback, feel free to tell me. You can message me on Twitch, write me an e-mail or use Twitter.
Please tell me about bugs or else I can't fix them. Please describe exactly what happened and how it happened, since this is absolutely necessary to find out what went wrong (just saying "it doesn't work" or "it won't load" can mean a lot of things). You should also copy the debug.log file in your settings directory (type /openDir to open it, or /dir if that doesn't work) before it is overwritten, in case it could be helpful to find the bug.
- Sometimes users aren't correctly sorted in the userlist
- Windows: Dragging the upper edge to maximize the window vertically doesn't resize the contents of the window. This may be a Java Bug that I cannot fix. Workaround: Try double-clicking the upper edge instead of dragging it.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Chatty is not starting when I double-click the
Chatty.jar, what now?
- Read the Troubleshooting.
- Does Chatty support Twitch Group Chat?
- No. However, you can manually connect to Group Chat by changing the server/port to connect to (you can change it in the Settings under Advanced, use the 'server' and 'port' settings, the /server command or commandline parameters) and looking up the channel name yourself (you can use this blogpost for help on that). There are a few drawbacks: Since Chatty can currently only connect to one server at a time, you would have to run more than one instance if you want to use regular Twitch Chat at the same time. Use this guide in the help for more information. It also wouldn't recognize the channel as a group chat channel, so some stuff might not work correctly.
- Is Group Chat support planned?
- Does Chatty support other streaming services like hitbox.tv?
- Unfortunately not. And adding support wouldn't be a trivial task either, since Chatty is designed around Twitch and adding other services would require a lot of changes.
- Why does Chatty report "Stream offline", even though the stream clearly didn't go offline?
- Sometimes the Twitch API will return a stream as offline, even though it isn't. Chatty checks the API twice before reporting a stream as offline, but if both checks return false data, then a false offline report will happen.
- Why does the userlist not show all users correctly?
- First of all check that
Settings - Advanced - Correct Userlistis enabled. Even then, the userlist in Twitch Chat shouldn't be taken too seriously. Read more about the userlist..
- Is there any help/documentation?