The channel changes will make it easier for streamers to promote and share their content.
Twitch has announced via its official blog that it is updating channel pages, allowing creators to better reach those who utilise the streaming site.
📢 Hey Streamers! Your new channel page is rolling out to viewers. Over the coming weeks viewers will be able to see your new channel page so be sure to update your bio with social links, set a channel trailer, and fill out your stream schedule.
— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) May 6, 2020
With the update, creators will now be able to better brand their content though the use of “more prominent avatars”, creator-specific colours, customisable banners and “streamer-curated” video shelves, where they will be ale to show off past highlights.
Channels will now feature revamped bios, which will feature a complete set of social media links. Those wishing to promote their channels when offline, Twitch will also be introducing channel trailers, which will automatically be displayed to everyone who visits a creator’s channel.
Finally, creators will now be able to upload streaming schedules, allowing viewers to see when streams are set to occur, to better increase viewership.
Writing about the changes, Twitch said:
“We’re so excited for you to see the new channel page, and we know that creators are looking forward to sharing their revamped pages and channel trailers.”
The changes have been in the works since 2019, and were done with input from the Twitch community. The site had announced they’d be redesigning channel pages to “improve the viewer experience and give streamers more ways to show the world who they are”.
The updates to the channel page are set to rollout over the coming weeks.