For a long time, streamers have wanted Twitch to implement a functionality that allows them to ban users across multiple channels. And now it’s confirmed that Twitch is working on a “shared ban” feature that will allow streamers to share their ban lists with another channel.
Additionally, Twitch will also introduce new labels to identify banned users. Whether these labels are custom or pre-defined is yet to be seen.
“Shared Ban” Functionality On Twitch
Troublemakers on Twitch often hop from one channel to another. And this is prominent across known organizations or popular streaming teams on Twitch.
To counter destructive hoppers and trolls, Twitch streamers had to make an effort to ban a single user across multiple channels. In communities such as the GTA V NoPixel RP, moderators of channels often coordinate to maintain a cross-ban list.
And for a long time, Twitch streamers have requested a feature that would allow them to ban users across multiple channels easily. The platform has finally heard their voice and is working on a “shared ban” functionality.
The feature will enable Twitch streamers to share their ban list with another channel, making it effortless to cross-ban troublemakers across multiple channels.
Additionally, it will also be easier to identify the reason behind a user’s ban. Twitch is going to introduce new labels such as “Serial harasser,” which will describe a banned user.
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Whether these labels will be custom input by streamers or pre-defined by Twitch is yet to be seen. But we’re sure to hear more from Twitch regarding the shared ban feature closer to its implementation.
Currently, there is no date set for the shared ban features implementation. But with Twitch ramping up efforts to make the platform safer and more inclusive, it won’t be long until streamers can access this feature.
Credits: Zach Bussey for the initial report.