Last year Twitch launched a new feature on its website called Communities. The idea of it was to help users of Twitch find pages of games or topics, but now it seems that Twitch has decided that a little over a year later that they will be shutting the Communities feature down. Instead the company has decided to replace it with Tags in its place.
According to Twitch, “In mid-September we will add tags to Twitch so you can help viewers see what makes your stream unique, even when you’re streaming a popular game or category. We are also saying goodbye to Communities and applying what we learned from Communities, Creative, and IRL to introduce more than 10 new categories to Twitch.”
The company adds, “Our goal is to connect you to the viewers who are most interested in what you’re streaming and are most likely keep coming back to watch you again. Viewers will be able to filter by tags within a directory, or across different games from the Browse page, making it easier for them to find the types of streams they’re interested in and hopefully discover new streamers along the way.”
Twitch claims that tagging will make it easier and more manageable due to the fact that there is an increase in the number of streams and channels, which means that trying to find new content, especially amongst new users, will be hard, and that tags will make organization easier.
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