These days, “Stories” has become a very popular feature on platforms like Instagram. While scrolling Stories and Reels getting more voguish among teenagers and millennials, Twitch’s decision to incorporate the Stories feature on its mobile platform is a testament to the feature’s success on other social media platforms.
Announced at TwitchCon Paris, Twitch’s Stories feature is currently in a phased rollout. Unlike the instantaneous Stories on other platforms, Twitch has set criteria for streamers wishing to use this feature. Streamers must have clocked in at least 45 minutes of streaming since September’s commencement. However, South Korea will not have access to this feature.
Additionally, Twitch introduces an exclusive twist: Sub-only stories. Streamers aiming to utilize this will need a minimum of 30 subscribers when the feature becomes available to them. This approach ensures that dedicated fans receive exclusive content, fostering a deeper connection between streamers and their audience.
While the Stories feature has seen immense success on platforms like Instagram and TikTok, its reception on Twitch remains to be seen. Given that Twitch has been a trendsetter in many aspects, it’s interesting to see them adopt a feature popularized by others. The platform’s recent decision to discontinue the Community Moments feature, due to its limited use, raises questions about the longevity of Stories on Twitch.