Twitch Tags and Categories

Twitch Introduces Tags and Expands on IRL/Creative Categories

/ | Leave a Comment

As Twitch grows, they continue to innovate ways for improving discoverability on the website. This month, they’ve added Tags, a feature that will increase the scope in which a streamer can be discovered, and have improved Catagories such as IRL to better define what the stream is about. Tags are sort of like hashtags on […]

Read more »
Twitch new IRL and Creative Categories

Twitch Breaks Down IRL & Creative Categories

/ | Leave a Comment

  Twitch is hitting the stop button on one of the fastest growing genres of streaming in a long time: IRL. Instead, they are working on truly defining what IRL is and organizing it all into subcategories. These subcategories are: Art – Do you enjoy creating visual art in any form or fashion? All forms, […]

Read more »
Twitch Affiliate Sub Badges Payout

Twitch Updates Affiliate Sub Badges and Payout Period

/ | Leave a Comment

Twitch recently revealed that Affiliates can expect a few exciting changes to their subscriber badges and revenue periods! Custom Sub Badges Just in time for the one-year anniversary of Affiliate sub buttons going live, you will be able to reward your long-time supporters with new custom Subscriber-only chat badges! Previously only available to Partners, Affiliates […]

Read more »
Twitch Analytics Overview

New Twitch Analytics Page Overview

/ | Leave a Comment

Twitch has recently added a new Analytics page, presenting information that is more clear, specific, and plentiful. This change provides some extremely useful metrics for streamers to look at and see areas for improvement. Today I’ll be going over all the different sections and giving you the scoop on what they mean and how you […]

Read more »
Twitch Rooms Clip Champs Bit Badges

Twitch Updates: Rooms, Clip Champs, New Bit Badges, and More

/ | Leave a Comment

Twitch has been busy this past week, releasing some new features and improvements across the platform. Let’s take a look! Clip Champs The Clip Champs of the chat are the people that love to capture your best moments during the stream. They are a huge boost to the community by helping to create content with […]

Read more »
Twitch Community Guidelines Change

Twitch Updates Community Guidelines

/ | Leave a Comment

Last week, Twitch announced that they were revising their Community Guidelines and changing them to match the ever-changing world of streaming. Well, those changes are now released, and they cover a WIDE range of areas. It’s worth a read but, in StreamerSquare fashion, we’re going to break down the article for you and cover the […]

Read more »
Twitch Releases Justin tv usernames

Twitch Releases Justin.tv Usernames

/ | Leave a Comment

Earlier this week, Twitch announced via the Twitch blog that they would be releasing all 30 million inactive usernames from Justin.tv to all users! Previously available exclusively to Partners and most recently to Affiliates, every account on Twitch can now access the pool of JTV accounts and have more options if they wish to change […]

Read more »
Twitch Raids

Twitch Releases Raid Feature

/ | Leave a Comment

Twitch announced via Twitter that Raids have officially been added to all users! Initially revealed at the TwitchCon 2017 keynote a few weeks ago, Raids are a quick and easy way to send your entire current audience to another streamer’s channel in an instant. Similar to Hosting, Raids are aimed to let your community show […]

Read more »
Twitch Sub Landing Page Revamp

Twitch Subscription Landing Page Gets a Revamp

/ | Leave a Comment

Becoming a sub for your favorite streamer is about to be easier and cleaner with the introduction of a Subscriber Landing Page. Inside this page, interested viewers can see what emotes they would unlock, read a description about the streamer, and sub to any tier. The link is simple too! It’s as easy as subs.twitch.tv/(Username) […]

Read more »
Twitch Extensions and New API

Twitch Unveils “Extensions” and API Improvements

/ | 1 Comment on Twitch Unveils “Extensions” and API Improvements

Earlier this week, Twitch announced several exciting changes coming to the platform that will allow both streamers and developers to create engaging new experiences for their communities. Both an all-new API and interactive applications called Extensions will be launching site-wide. The announcements were made during PAX Dev and simultaneously live streamed from their Twitch Dev […]

Read more »
Twitch Acquisitions Bits Stats

Twitch Acquisition, Bits, and Stats, Oh My!

/ | 1 Comment on Twitch Acquisition, Bits, and Stats, Oh My!

This past week has been full of new Twitch announcements. Stats have become more informative with the addition of things such as location data. Bits got a major update with the ability to purchase via mobile and a wider range of payment options. There was even a new acquisition announced by Twitch! ClipMine Acquisition Twitch announced in […]

Read more »
Twitch Vodcast Improvements

Improvements to Twitch’s Vodcast Feature

/ | Leave a Comment

The Vodcast feature has received a lot of criticism over the last month but with all the recent product changes we’ve seen, it’s clear that Twitch is listening. This latest update to Vodcasts makes them easier to identify, gives you more control over hosting, and improves discoverability. Easier to Identify There are now a few […]

Read more »
Twitch Communities Feature Update

Twitch Communities Update: Stream to Multiple Communities

/ | 1 Comment on Twitch Communities Update: Stream to Multiple Communities

Back in February of this year, Twitch launched Communities. Upon launch, there were a lot of mixed feelings about this feature. Many creative casters felt the removal of the hashtag system was a step backwards. The regulations surrounding communities were almost non-existent and communities were popping up under ridiculously redundant genres, team names, etc. Twitch has announced […]

Read more »
Twitch Stats Facelift

Twitch Stats Receives Major Facelift

/ | 1 Comment on Twitch Stats Receives Major Facelift

If you haven’t logged into your Twitch Stats page in a while, now would be the time to do so. Twitch just announced on their blog a pretty impressive update to everyone’s stats with more fixes and functionality yet to come. Previously the stats page has been hard to read, inaccurate, or just not useful for […]

Read more »
Twitch Releases Vodcast

Twitch Releases Vodcast

/ | 1 Comment on Twitch Releases Vodcast

Twitch has been trying to develop ways for broadcasters to supplement their regular live broadcasts with other kinds of content. Twitch added playlists for certain users to have content available on their channels when they were live and some streamers just manually re-streamed their previous casts but Twitch has decided to take that into their […]

Read more »

Twitch Begins Beta Testing New Interactive Features

/ | 2 Comments on Twitch Begins Beta Testing New Interactive Features

This week Twitch began beta testing some features which introduce new ways to interact across the platform. Twitch has partnered with a number of developers (such as Muxy and StreamLabs) to provide interactive integrations ranging from game specific overlays to mini-games. Broadcasters can easily manage which features they enable allowing for complete control over the experience they provide. […]

Read more »
Twitch Announces Affiliate Program

Twitch Announces Affiliate Program

/ | 1 Comment on Twitch Announces Affiliate Program

Twitch has announced that they’re launching a Twitch Affiliate Program, a sort of bridge between Partnered and non-Partnered broadcasters. As it stands, all of the monetization tools available through Twitch are only accessible by Partners. Even the small amount of money you might be making via pre-roll ads completely bypasses you as a non-Partner and for […]

Read more »
Twitch Subscription Changes Beta

New Subscription Tiers Coming to Twitch

/ | 1 Comment on New Subscription Tiers Coming to Twitch

Starting this month, Twitch is offering more flexibility to their subscription model. The beta will introduce the option to subscribe for $9.99 or $24.99 in addition to the current $4.99 subscription. As this is a beta, broadcasters will be required to opt into the program and they’ll be adding in applicants on a rolling basis […]

Read more »
Twitch Pulse

Introducing Pulse, a New Sharing Option from Twitch

/ | 1 Comment on Introducing Pulse, a New Sharing Option from Twitch

You know that Twitter feed, the one that you probably stare at countless times a day, reading statuses, liking posts, watching videos, and catching up with your followed channels? Twitch has recreated that for their streaming platform in the form of Pulse. Think of Pulse like that Twitter feed. Streamers post to their Channel Feed and […]

Read more »
Twitch Revamps Notifications

Twitch Revamps Notifications

/ | Leave a Comment

Hate missing the start of your favorite streams? Wanna know when someone has commented on something you posted? Fear not anymore! With the remodeled Twitch Notifications, you’ll never miss one again. Provided by an onscreen box, the notification will appear in real time with activities that involve you or any streamer that you follow. The […]

Read more »
Twitch Announces Communities

Twitch Announces Communities

/ | 3 Comments on Twitch Announces Communities

At the PAX South Twitch Town Hall, Twitch announced that they’re working on a new directory dubbed “Communities“. Communities goes beyond the game directory and will help more specific activities in each game become more discoverable for both viewers and broadcasters alike. The examples given were subdivisions within the Dungeons and Dragons directory with something […]

Read more »
To top