Twitch updates with new stories to keep viewers interested

Twitch updates with new stories to keep viewers interested

Twitch has introduced a new feature in its mobile app: stories. Similar to the feature found on platforms like Snapchat and Instagram, Twitch stories enable streamers to share photos, text, or clips that expire after 48 hours. The company positions this feature as a way for creators to maintain connections with their communities even when they’re not actively streaming. The initial announcement of this feature was made in July.

Initially, the ability to create Twitch stories is restricted to partners and affiliates who have streamed at least once in the last 30 days. However, all users, after updating to the latest version of the app, can view these stories at the top of their Following page. Twitch plans to roll out access gradually to eligible streamers by the end of the week and expand further as more creators meet the requirements.

Moreover, creators with a minimum of 30 subscribers, including gift subscriptions, can craft subscriber-only stories. Twitch suggests using this option to provide exclusive content and added value to their supporters.

Twitch recommends using stories for easy communication with followers, scheduling updates, and adding a touch of visual appeal or fun. The mobile app will send notifications to followers when a streamer posts a story, though it includes settings to control notification frequency. Additionally, creators can track the total views and reactions for each story, even after they expire.

Twitch encourages creators to post stories regularly throughout the week, as viewers will see their stories alongside those created by other streamers they follow. This helps keep their communities informed and engaged between live streams, as stated in the company’s announcement blog post.

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