Twitch Launched a Desktop App With Voice, Video Calling

The app also allows each user to create their own server, where users can chat in voice and text rooms

Livestreaming platform Twitch launched the full version of its desktop application, which includes features that aren’t available on the web.

The Twitch desktop app allows users to browse games, watch livestreams and chat with other users, as well as subscribe to channels and use Bits while watching.

In addition to these basic features, the desktop app allows users to chat with others in voice and video calls (video calls support up to five users). The app also allows each user to create their own server, where their community can chat in text and voice rooms, even if they’re not streaming.

Elsewhere, a Friend Sync feature allows the Twitch app to detect a user’s identities in other apps and games in order to connect them with their friends. Users can select which of their identities they’d like to share, and they will need to approve sharing any new identities the app finds at a later time. Friend Sync is an optional feature.

Finally, the app allows users to browse game mods and add-ons via CurseForge integration.

The Twitch desktop app is available to download for free on both Windows and Mac.