Twitch rolls out Stories

Twitch has launched Stories. Stories on Twitch makes it possible for users to quickly create and share content every day to their Twitch community, where they are, on Twitch, using their mobile device.

Starting today, all Twitch users with the latest version of the app installed will see the new stories shelf at the top of the Following page. Creating stories is currently limited to Partners & Affiliates who have had at least one stream in the last 30 days. Access to eligible streamers will roll out gradually by the end of the week and on an ongoing basis as streamers meet the minimum eligibility requirements. Twitch said it may extend the creation access to more streamers as it tests the safety measures it has in place.

With Stories, Twitch users can share photos, clips, or freeform content using text, custom channel emotes, and backgrounds. Streamers with at least 30 subscribers (including gift subs) will have the option to create sub-only stories.

In a blog post, Eduardo Fenilli, Senior Product Manager at Twitch, said one of the reasons the company wanted to bring stories to Twitch is that it makes it possible for users to easily reach out to their Twitch followers.

Push notifications will alert followers when someone has created a new story, and Twitch has added stories-specific notification settings so viewers can control how often they are notified. Twitch said it is initially launching stories to expire after 48 hours because it wants to give its followers more time to see each unique post. Viewers will be able to show their support by reacting to stories and users will also be able to see total views and reaction counts on each story, even after they’ve expired.

From a safety perspective, content created and shared on stories will be held to the same Community Guidelines other content on Twitch is held to, and users can report stories that violate these standards directly within the app.