Many people like to use Twitch to watch their favorite games, but some of them say that they encounter the Twitch chat settings issue. If you are one of them, you can read this post from MiniTool to find some feasible and useful methods to fix “Twitch error loading data”.

Before you start to fix the “Twitch chat not working” issue, you should try to check the network cables and routers at first. You need to make sure that the cables are in the right place. If you are using Wi-Fi, you can restart your router. After checking them, move to the next solutions.

How to Fix the “Twitch Black Screen” Issue on Google Chrome
How to Fix the “Twitch Black Screen” Issue on Google Chrome

Some people say that they encounter the Twitch black screen issue when they use Google Chrome. Now, read this post to find some methods to get rid of it.

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Fix 1: Use the Incognito Mode

The first method that you should try is using the Incognito mode in Google Chrome when you meet the Twitch chat settings error. You need to click the three dots icon. Then select the New incognito window from the drop-down menu. 

Fix 2: Disable Browser Extensions

Disabling all extensions and plugins will fix the “Twitch chat not working” issue. The steps to remove Chrome extensions are very simple. If you don't know how to remove extensions from Chrome, try the steps below:

Step 1: Open Chrome, click the three dots and then choose More tools.

Step 2: Then select Extensions from a list of options.

Step 3: Scroll down to find the extension and click the Remove button of the extension. Then, remove them one by one.

Then the Chrome extension should be successfully removed and the issue in Twitch chat settings should be fixed.

Also see: How to Remove Extensions from Chrome and Other Popular Browsers

Fix 3: Clear Cookies and Cache

Sometimes, the corrupted Chrome cache can cause Twitch error loading data. So, you can try clearing it to fix the problem. Here is a guideline below for you.

Step 1: In the Chrome page, press Ctrl + Shift + Delete keys at the same time to open the Clear browsing data window.

Step 2: Go to the Advanced tab and select All time from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Check the Browsing history, Download history, Cookies and other site data, and Cached images and files boxes.

clear cache and cookies

Step 4: Click the Clear data button to apply this change. Then, check to see if the “Twitch chat not loading” error has gone. If not, try the following methods.

Fix 4: Disable the Proxy

You can try to disable the proxy server and get the Internet connection without a proxy to fix the “Twitch error loading data” issue. Here is how to do that:

Step 1: Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialogue box. Then, type inetcpl.cpl and click the OK button.

Step 2: Click the Connection tab and click the LAN settings button.

click the LAN settings button

Step 3: Uncheck the Use a proxy server for your LAN box and check the Automatically detect settings box in the Local Area Network Settings window. Then, click the OK button.

Now, restart your browser and check to see if the “Twitch chat not working” issue has been fixed.

Fix 5: Disable the GIF Emoticons

A large part of Twitch chats are emoticons, there are many emoticons for you. Thus, you had better disable the GIF emoticons. Then, the issue should be fixed.

Apart from the solutions above, you can also try another browser or you can flush the DNS to fix the issue in Twitch chat settings.

Final Words

Are you bothered by the “Twitch chat not showing” error when using Twitch to watch the video? Take it easy. After trying these methods, you should easily and effectively get rid of this issue.

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