Twitch unveils redesign for mobile app

Twitch has launched a major redesign of its mobile app for the first time since 2019.

Announcing the redesign at TwitchCon Europe 2024, the social media giant said the new design will cater to both new and returning users, making it easier to find, watch, and engage with content on the go.

The updated app, released to a select group of users at the end of May, targets the growing number of viewers who access Twitch from their mobile devices.

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While desktop remains the primary platform for extended viewing sessions, 70% of new viewers start their Twitch journey on mobile, the social media giant stated.

It said: “The mobile app is designed to quickly get you to the content you want to watch. When you open the app, you’ll land on a feed of live streams so you can preview streams and pick what to watch. The best way to decide if you want to watch a stream is to actually see what’s happening first. This live feed is a personalised experience based on the streams you watch. When you find something you like, a simple tap brings you to the channel page.

“We’ve received community feedback and have updated the app to make it better for streamers and viewers. Since launching the experiment, we released an update to respect your autoplay settings in the feed and improve app performance issues.”

The company added: “We’re actively working on adding mute functionality directly to the feed, enabling PIP on Android over feed so you can use the following list while keeping your current channel open, and continuing to improve app performance. We’ll be sharing more in the coming weeks.”