Group chat will be moving to AWS this week. The migration will be mostly transparent on your end, but you’ll want to make sure you’re connecting to the group chat servers from this API:
When the migration is done, Group Chat will use the same servers as our main IRC chat!
group.tmi.twitch.tv DNS record will point to
irc.chat.twitch.tv when the migration is done. I recommend using the API for group servers, as the port mappings may change during the migration. For example, port 443 is only used for secure (SSL) connections in the new environment.
I’ll update this topic during the migration.