By providing game developers and game publishers a unique way to be more visible and verifiable in chat, we can facilitate better conversations with the Twitch creators playing their content as well as their communities. To contribute to that effort, we are introducing the game developer global chat badge.
For the most up-to-date information about how the game developer chat badge is displayed, please refer to the Game Developer Badge Twitch help article. For developers who are interested in managing the chat badge, please refer to the Twitch Organizations documentation. For convenience, we have provided much of this information below to answer some initial questions.
The game developer chat badge is specifically for Twitch Organizations in the developer console that are game developers or game publishers, and have ownership of at least one Twitch category. This badge is an opt-in feature; once enabled by an organization administrator, members of the organization are given the ability to equip the game developer badge from the chat identity settings when on a channel page.
Organization members can disable the chat badge from their chat identity settings at any time and organization administrators can disable the badge for the entire organization at any time. If a member of the organization is removed or leaves, their game developer chat badge is removed automatically as well.
When the game developer chat badge option is enabled by an organization, it will be available in each members’ chat identity settings. For the privacy of our users, the game developer chat badge will NOT be displayed in the badge list of the viewer card (the popup when clicking on a username in chat) if it is not an active global chat badge. This allows an organization to provide the option to its members while letting individuals decide if they want their account to be publicly associated with the developer or publisher. When in use, the viewer card will display a list of all organizations that have enabled the game developer chat badge and links to their company websites.
As the administrator of a Twitch Organization, you can enable the game developer chat badge by visiting the Twitch developer console and look for the Manage Organization settings under your Organizations. There is a toggle in the top bar next to the role filter that is used to enable or disable badges for your organization.
If you are a game developer and do not see the toggle option to enable chat badges for your organization, please remember that you must have ownership of one or more categories/games available on Twitch for this feature to be available.
If your Twitch organization does own a category and the setting is still not available in the developer console, this may be due to the organization being categorized as something other than “Game Developer/Publisher.” Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a change to your organizations type or for further assistance.