As you may have seen on Twitch.tv or the Rooms help article, Rooms is shutting down today (October 30, 2019). The developer services that provide access to this feature will therefore no longer be available. Please review the information below related to this change. Feel free to respond with questions.
As early as January 6, 2020, the following two changes will take affect:
- The v5 API endpoint to get chat rooms by channel (/kraken/chat/<channel ID>/rooms) will return a 200 HTTP response code and a response payload indicating 0 rooms and an empty array.
- Attempting to JOIN or use other IRC commands in a Room (that would normally be returned by the end point in point 1) will not succeed. This unsuccessful response will be the same as trying to join a Room that does not exist.
Who will be impacted by these changes?
Any third party that uses the v5 Rooms endpoint or related IRC commands will be impacted. However, the changes have been designed to minimize breaking changes for developers.
Why are we making these changes?
Based-off feedback and the level of usage, we believe there are better ways to support communities of streamers and fans. We’re continuing to invest in features like Channel Points and Polls as new ways for people to connect.
When do these changes take effect?
Documentation for Rooms will be removed soon after this announcement and the two changes mentioned above will go into effect as early as January 6, 2020.