A Much-Awaited Twitch Update Will Allow Content Creators To Block Banned Users From Invading Their Streams

Published 08/18/2023, 2:03 PM EDT

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The latest news about an upcoming Twitch update has left people extremely happy and excited. This popular streaming platform might finally hear the users’ requests. In this new update, Twitch will likely add the feature of blocking banned users to not be able to watch any particular stream. Twitch was recently centered around the controversy regarding its recent update.

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Streamers complained that Twitch’s new policy stopped promotional content and ignored viewers with visual disabilities. However, Twitch-head reassured the fans and changed the policy. Now, this recent news about a new update ignited more excitement among fans. 

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Twitch announced that they will bring a new patch for the streams. In this new patch, users will be offered a special setting, where they can kick out people from live streams and chat. Furthermore, banned users will automatically be blocked from watching any streams. Twitch users had requested this feature long back. It looked like finally Twitch paid attention to their requests. Twitch’s Trevor Fisher said- “At the time being it won’t stop them from viewing VODs or clips, but that is something we also want to include as part of this functionality… in a future update,”

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Fisher further added that their upcoming update will help users to tackle online harassment. However, Twitch will still allow users without a Twitch id to watch streams on its platform.

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This also meant that a banned user can still watch streams using incognito mode or just by logging out of his user id. Despite this issue, users believed that Twitch’s upcoming update is still a revolutionary step to protect its users from bullying and harassment. 

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Some more recent updates on Twitch

Recently Twitch brought certain changes to their content policy, which initially sparked many controversies among people. In the initial changes, twitch asked streamers to restrict advertisements within the streams and also limited branded logos to 3% of the entire screen size. However, after many controversies, Twitch retracted these changes and added a new branded content disclosure tool for the users. Streamers can find it on the Creator dashboard. Twitch added all endorsements, paid product campaigns, sponsored videos, the addition of brand panels and logo overlays as branded content.

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However, they said any branded cloth without paid promotion of the brand, unpaid branded products, and talking about popular restaurants won’t be tagged as branded streams. Additionally, Twitch spoke about restricting addictive elements, and oppressive comments from the users. Like always, Twitch’s upcoming update will surely bring much fan attention to the platform. What do you think? 

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