Twitch finally introduces a feature to protect streamer against bot hate campaigns. User can better control your chat with a new account verification and simplify viewers.
Update from October 1, 12 o clock 30
Streamer has been increasingly pointing to the smoldering issue of hate campaigns on Twitch in recent weeks – but the platform has not adequately reacted to it for a long time. After even a strike took place in early September, Twitch now reacts: A new account verification option should enable streamers better control over the chat .
With the new feature, Streamer can first demand an account verification of viewers by phone number or e-mail address before they are allowed to participate in the chat. Thus, bots should be excluded and so-called Hate Raids can be prevented . In addition, it should simplify the punctual blocking of chat participants. (Source: Twitch)
Update from 3 September, 11 o clock 30
Twitch: Strike caused less audience numbers
With the campaign adayofftwitch called numerous streamer for strike on 1 September . They are frustrated about the inactivity of the platform for important points. This includes, for example, the failure to provide adequate measures to prevent large harassment campaigns against streamers.
Now, short time later, it shows that the strike actually showed effect. According to the streaming analysis of CreatorHype, Twitch recorded nearly a million less audience hours and more than 17,000 live channels on 1 September and more than 17,000 live channels.
For comparison: on August 25, a week before the protest, Twitch 4,083,518 could record audience hours and 189,472 live channels. On September 1st it was 3,456,576 audience hours and 171,682 live channels.
These numbers were determined by lunchtime of each day. Therefore, you can not reflect the spectator s decline of the whole day, yet speaks CreatorHype from a loss of 5 – 15% .
How is it going?
On August 20, 2021, a few days before the strike, Twitch reported to speak. Nobody should be exposed to malicious and hateful attacks, says the company. We want you to know that we are working hard to make Twitch a safer place for creators, the report said.
So far, there are no statement on the sockets of Twitch . Whether the strike has actually showed effect at the end remains to be seen.
Twitch streamers are really angry and planning large-scale strike
The criticism of Twitch is getting louder. Streamer are frustrated about the inactivity of the platform for important points . to provide in particular the recent cases of plugin Doxxing, we call it when private data without permission to land on the net, and the failure to appropriate measures to prevent harassment campaigns against large streamer made available, bringing users now to call a strike.
Under the hashtag ADAYOFTWITCH , some streamer has joined together. Your goal is to bring it as many as possible to stay away from Twitch at the strike day . So you want to show how much power organized streamer can have about the platform – possible that on 1 September 2021 is not much going on.
Twitch: What does the future look like?
Despite the many problems, Twitch is an important platform, because it offers many opportunities and ideas presented in a way that is rarely seen in the competition. It is difficult to predict which creative things streamers could in future be with the platform.
Twitch has already made positive changes in the past , including the introduction of a less intrusive advertising system for Twitch viewers. Nonetheless, for many streamer, however, the behavior of Twitch and the reactions to criticism are unacceptable, and if the strike does not solve the problems, they may be forced to look after an alternative.
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The largest problems of the platform are still unresolved and it will be exciting to see if and how the company will react to this strike.