TwitchCon Las Vegas is ready to start later this week. Upfront of the festivities, Twitch has introduced that it’s rolling out a brand new tales characteristic to the Twitch cellular app.
“By constructing tales into the Twitch expertise, we’ve made it simpler so that you can attain your neighborhood instantly on Twitch,” wrote senior product supervisor Eduardo Fenili on Twitch’s weblog. “Entry to eligible streamers will roll out progressively by the tip of the week and on an ongoing foundation as streamers meet the minimal eligibility necessities.”
Tales on Twitch will perform similar to the characteristic does on different social media apps. Certified customers can submit photos, textual content messages, or clips that may disappear after 48 hours. Viewers will be capable of see tales from the creators they comply with in a devoted house on the prime of the Twitch app. Proper now, tales are solely accessible to associates and companions who’ve had one stream within the final 30 days, with Twitch stating it could presumably prolong the characteristic to extra customers as time goes on.
In response to Fenili, tales will make it simpler for streamers to attach with their viewers. Creators will be capable of use their channel emotes and create backgrounds, whereas additionally having the ability to make tales from clips or their very own custom-made content material. Customers with 30 subscribers or extra (present subs included) can even have the power to create subscriber-only tales. Twitch will provide analytics for tales, and viewers can even get notifications when a creator they comply with posts a brand new story.
Twitch emphasised that security was a main concern within the tales rollout. “Content material created and shared on tales will probably be held to the identical neighborhood tips different content material on Twitch is held to, and you’ll report tales that violate these requirements instantly throughout the app,” the weblog learn.
Tales appears to be one other means for Twitch to maintain eyeballs on the location for longer whereas rolling out a characteristic that will assist streamers with the ever-present viewers engagement drawback.