I was streaming tonight, and a few people had a new browser tab opened with the message below. I advised them to not click on the button to allow the additional permissions, as it seemed like it was possible that it wasn’t legitimately from BetterTTV. I tried Googling the message and it didn’t have any relevant results. Can anyone from NightDev confirm or deny that this pop-up is legitimate? Has anyone actually allowed the permissions? If so, were there any issues? Trying to keep the community safe, so any insight is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
“BetterTTV has added support for showing BetterTTV emotes in YouTube live chat. In order to enable this, we need to upgrade your browser permissions . Click the button below to do that.”
That’s a good question. Global emotes are working on all live chats, but channel emotes require a streamer’s YouTube account be linked to their Twitch account via our website. We’ve enabled it for TimTheTatman and DrLupo’s channels right now, but we’re still waiting approval from Google before we can bring account linking to all users.
A forced tab feels like the sketchiest way to go about this. Not to mention the popup lags my browser for some reason. Was quite the rude thing to have happen mid-stream. And then again tonight even after I closed it.
I agree with @avictimofgaming
This is a good way to get people to uninstall this extension. I’d recommended a notification of some sort that comes from the extension rather than opening a new tab if that’s possible. Even something that shows up from a BTTV when you go to twitch. Just some ideas cause not a lot of people are ok with extensions or programs opening tabs without them knowing it.
Agreed, forced tab, with no way to DECLINE even is horrible. I just closed it at first as I have no interest in Youtube chat whatsoever, only to have it pop up again today. There needs to be a “No I don’t need this thanks.” somewhere.
Sorry you don’t like the popup, but this is standard procedure, you wouldn’t like it being enforced discretely in the background without you knowing about it, it’s a new feature, you have to be aware of it, otherwise this could be considered a breach of privacy, that way NightDev is protected from lawsuits and can still offer you its services.
You gave the extension the permission to open new tabs when you installed it the first time.