Polls API endpoints – Removing deprecated Bits-related fields

In August of this year, the ability for Bits to be used for additional votes in a Twitch poll was removed. As a result, all Bits-related data fields in API responses were set to either false or 0. These fields will soon be removed from the API response entirely.

What’s changing?

On January 23, 2024, all Bits-related data fields will be removed from the API. Specifically, the API endpoints affected and their data fields are:

Affected endpoints

  • Get Polls
  • Create Poll
  • End Poll

Data fields to be removed

  • data > choices > bits_votes
  • data > bits_voting_enabled
  • data > bits_per_vote

What action needs to be taken?

If your application is specifically looking for these data fields by name, your application logic should be updated to not rely on this information by the date above to limit disruption to your users.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We will also be sending email communication to all developers who have created a Twitch poll in the last two months.