Starting next week, Twitch streamers will have more tools to connect with their communities through the addition of more than 350 new “tags related to gender, sexual orientation, race, nationality, skill, mental health and more ", as a streaming platform announced in a recent post blog post. "The tag list includes transgender, black, disabled, veteran and Vtuber, among many others."
Twitch used to be strict about tags, preferring them to be used to describe what happened to broadcasts instead of broadcasts, with tags that include achievement hunting, first game, i social food. The exception was the LGBTQIA + tag, and its success, as well as repeated requests from transgender streamers, in particular, have led Twitch to reconsider its stance. Viewers not only look for “content,” they want streamers with which they can identify and return.
Describing how the list of new labels was reached, Twitch wrote: "We have partnered with several independent third-party organizations such as GLAAD, The Trevor Project, AbleGamers, SpecialEffect and other experts, focusing on the progress of races and ethnic groups. , LGBTQIA +, disabilities and marginalized communities. And finally, we contacted members of the Twitch community to get their feedback. "
This comment will be an ongoing process and additional tag suggestions are requested through UserVoice.
Twitch is also in the process of reviewing its categories, with the recent addition of a category of Pools, Jacuzzis and Beaches, which advertisers can choose to opt out or not, in response to the controversy after the channel was released. emission of a jacuzzi. demonetized without warning.