Twitch News: NOW YOU CAN FIND STREAMERS MORE RELATED TO YOUR LIKES
Twitch was in the public eye in recent days due to the famous Hot Tubs, which already have their own category within the streaming service.
To describe and order streams in a better way and without falling into categories, this platform has tags, that is, predetermined keywords that filter interests in a directory.
In an effort to improve inclusion within Twitch, they recently added over 350 keywords including several targeting the LTGBTQ + community.
TWITCH ADD INCLUSIVE TAGS
Following all the controversy surrounding hot tubs, Twitch issued a statement in which it revealed that it will add more than 350 new labels that will include inclusive terms.
In this letter it is mentioned that words to describe sexual orientation, nationality, mental health and many more, will be added soon to provide users with a better description of what they see.
This Twitch proposal comes after the platform sought advice from organizations like GLAAD, AbleGamers, and The Trevor Project, just to name a few.
“We will have labels related to gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, ability, mental health and more.”
The streaming platform had the LGBTQIA + label to encompass all diversity, but they considered it too generic, so they expanded it to reflect their entire community.
To provide all the details around this feature, Twitch will present a streaming on May 26 at 11:30 in the morning, Mexico City time.
Undoubtedly, this small change will make it easier for users to find content related to their interests, in addition to allowing them to better connect with streamers.
Very well done, Twitch.