Next week, Twitch streamers will have more tools to help them reach their communities thanks to the introduction of over 350 unique tags. They are the first platform and community that has embraced diversity through their positive intersectionality. Twitch will add new tags “related to gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ability, mental health, and more”, as the streaming platform continues with its commitment to fostering a positive community.
“Take a look at the front page and you’ll notice several “new” tags on a lot of games. Take a look at your Subscriber Feed, and you’ll see that some of those categories frequently applied to specific broadcasters. We’ve started adding these tags because they’re relevant to what broadcasters do on the site. A lot of broadcasters use the tags to indicate what content they’re playing, how far in their playthroughs they are, or if it’s life” Said the officials in a press release.
Twitch has become one of the largest live streaming video platforms—and most popular social networks—in the world. Each streamer on Twitch is dedicated to their craft. Visitors can find a multitude of streams that showcase what they love most. When you visit the site, you’re presented with a myriad of streaming options.
We had planned to share this next week, but we’ve heard a lot of you talking and want to make sure the record is clear. Next week we’ll be adding 350+ new tags to celebrate yourself and your community.
— Twitch (@Twitch) May 22, 2021
“We’ve updated our moderation guidelines to better help our moderators, and in particular our transgender users, understand how their identities are relevant. As always, we will continue to use your feedback to improve this system. This is the place for all things related to and encompassing the LGBTQIA+ community. We are here to celebrate the pride, struggles, and inclusion of all transgender people.” Added the officials to their statement given to the press.
Twitch.tv is a live streaming video platform owned by Amazon.com Inc. that primarily focuses on video gaming, including playthroughs of video games, broadcasts of e-sports competitions, creative content, and more
The category was added to work as a “gateway” to content that would have otherwise gotten lost in an increasingly large library.The exception was the LGBTQIA+ tag. It started with outcries from trans streamers who were banned for misgendering while using it because Twitch didn’t consider it a neutral tag.
The Stream team will identify streamers who have both the talent to entertain and the ability to build loyalty within a community. People tune in to streamers who share their interests and look for entertainers with a unique personalities.
Twitch has partnered with a number of organizations to support its diverse and inclusive culture. Experts from The Trevor Project, GLAAD, and AbleGamers have helped shape this process and will continue to act as resources for our company. They have made some changes to their moderation system. They have partnered with several independent, third-party organizations*.
“After months of community feedback—and visits to numerous streamers—we concluded our research phase and are ready to share our findings with the wider Twitch community.” Said the other organizations. Whatever your reason for broadcasting, and however you like to play, Twitch has new categories to help. What began as a small online community, Twitch has grown to become one of the largest social video platforms in the world, spanning all major game titles and global interests.