Get new followers via PubSub rather than polling API?

Hi there,

I’m working on an application that greets new followers. While I’m aware of GET /channels/:channel/follows, there’s a lot of overhead involved with getting the results from the request, constantly requesting it

Maybe more of a feature request than anything, but could follows be broadcast via PubSub rather than me having to regularly scrape an API endpoint?

I get that it’s not a big deal and I can code around it, but it seems like such a lighter weight option than all of the overhead that comes with polling the twitch API.

Is PubSub really that heavy on Twitch compared to having to scrape the API?

Helix will support webhooks for this soon.

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Ah cool. It’s a slight improvement at least! Thanks!

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