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Twitch launches Achievements and Stream Summary to help creators grow their channels

Twitch launches Achievements and Stream Summary to help creators grow their channels
From TechCrunch - November 14, 2017

At last months Twitchcon, the game-streaming site Twitchs annual conference, the company unveiled a suite of new tools for video creators on its platform designed to help them grow their online channels and make more money. Two of those toolsAchievements and Stream Summaryare today going live, the company announced this afternoon.

These two tools are specifically focused on helping creators better understand what sort of content is resonating with their audience, how it performs and track their path to becoming a Twitch Affiliate or Partner.

The Twitch Partner program has existed for some time, allowing popular video creators to monetize their channels with monthly subscriptions and ad revenue share. This past spring, the company introduced a second tier called Affiliates.

Currently, Twitch Affiliates can earn money through things like Cheering with Bits (a sort of virtual tipping mechanism), subscriptions and game sales, similar to Partners. However, they dont have the same level of accessfor example, Affiliates cant offer custom Cheermotes and only get one Sub Emote (a custom subscriber emoticon), compared to the 50 Sub Emotes available to Partners.

For those Twitch creators who want to work their way into these higher tiers, knowing where you stand now and whats required to move up is key.

Thats where the new Achievements feature comes in.

Starting today, streamers will see a new page on their Dashboard called Achievements that displays progress bars under each milestone that has to be hit before applying to either the Affiliate or Partner Program.

For example, theyll see how far along they are on specific taskslike stream for 4 hours in the last 30 days or stream for 25 unique days in the last 30 days. Their progress is shown as a percentage complete in addition to the progress bar.

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