Final yr, Twitch announced a collection of instruments referred to as Extensions, that permit streamers to customise their channel pages with interactive options, together with polls, leaderboards, schedules and extra. Right this moment, Twitch is making Extensions much more helpful by permitting streamers to run as much as three of those overlays on the similar time on their video, plus three extra beneath the video participant, for a complete of six that may be energetic on their channel at any time.
This replace, Twitch says, will permit streamers to higher customise their channels in distinctive methods, whereas partaking and retaining their followers.
To allow a number of Extensions, streamers will go to their channel dashboard’s redesigned Extensions Supervisor, the place Extensions can now be sorted by class, like Extensions for Video games, Music, Streamer Instruments, and others. There’s additionally a “Accomplice Picks” part right here which is the place high creators are sharing their favorites.
Alongside the launch, numerous builders have launched new and up to date Extensions which might be designed to work with each other. Nonetheless, Twitch does observe that there shall be some exceptions based mostly on the world wanted to show the Extension itself. That’s, you may’t put overlays on high of each other.
Along with the higher customization choices, there’s another excuse why streamers could also be inquisitive about including a number of Extensions: monetization.
In April, Twitch introduced a brand new income stream for creators and builders alike with the launch of Bits in Extensions. This permits builders to customise their Extensions with different interactive experiences they will cost for utilizing Bits. That permits viewers to pay utilizing Twitch’s digital forex to unlock the options, and the streamer will get a portion of the income for internet hosting the Extension on their channel.
By combining a number of Extensions that use Bits on their channel pages, streams and builders will have the ability to generate further income due to this growth.
Twitch says there are over 250 Extensions reside right now, over 30 of which may be mixed with others, and 35 that supply paid experiences by way of Bits. There are literally thousands of Extensions in growth, as nicely.
All channels will have the ability to use the brand new customization choices beginning right now.