Streamers on Twitch should in future be able to partially prevent unwanted viewers from watching their broadcasts. The company announced this in a stream called “Patch Notes”, which regularly reports on updates to the platform. According to the information, streamers can rule out from the outset that certain people will see a stream.
The new feature is scheduled to roll out in September. If you are blocked in the chat, you will no longer be able to access the stream. To do this, however, the new option must be activated once in the moderation settings. Moderators and the streamers themselves can trigger the block. It is intended to help reduce bullying on the platform. In recent years, Twitch has received a lot of feedback from users who hope for more extensive protection.
Easy to bypass lock
However, the new lock only applies to users who are logged in – it can therefore be easily circumvented by logging out troublemakers. It also does not initially apply to subsequent viewing, highlights and clips, although Twitch intends to gradually expand the function in the future.
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