Twitch announced on June 30th that users will now be able to connect to chat rooms on the site using HTML5.
“Since the dawn of the time, our users have yearned to connect to chat using HTML5 instead of Flash,” Twitch stated in the announcement on its official blog, “we’re pleased to announce this is now a reality. HTML5 chat is rolling out today.”
Twitch argued that the introduction of an HTML5-based chat would see improvements over Flash and IRC — Internet Relay Chat for our younger readers — including faster loading times and less CPU power. According to the post, the chatroom load times for users using HTML5 will be nearly a quarter of those for users based on Flash. Currently, no information regarding the comparisons in CPU power has been found.
Twitch also made it very clear that this would not be the last update regarding HTML5, promising a “complete HTML5 Twitch experience” in the future. However, the post promised that use of Flash for connection to chatrooms will still exist and support for IRC will not be forgotten anytime soon.
APGNation has reached out to Twitch for further comment and specifics. We will update this article as soon as we receive a response.
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