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Twitch detailed several updates during its monthly Patch Notes livestream Thursday.
The Amazon-owned streaming platform will begin experimenting later this year with giving streamers the ability to tag another channel in their title, letting viewers interact with that tag and follow that channel without leaving the stream they’re watching.
Twitch will also begin experimenting with reactions—Funny, Hype. Love, Oh No, Whaaaa?—that viewers can use to respond to moments in streams, with those reactions to be shared anonymously after each stream so that the streamers can learn how their community reacted to key moments and adjust their content going forward.
Some streamers will see an overview of reactions for each stream in the viewer engagement panel of their analytics dashboard, with the exact breakdown of reactions for each moment during their stream.