Amazon-owned video game streaming company Twitch has announced a new feature Pulse, an integrated social media feed “where streamers can post and engage with all of their followers and the greater Twitch community right from the Twitch front page.”
Similar to social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, Pulse allows broadcasters to posts videos, images, text, and more that anyone following them will see.
Twitch communications pro Sheila Raju wrote in a blog post, “Now we’re launching a way to make it easier for streamers and viewers to engage with each other on Twitch, whether a stream is live or not.”
She further added, “It’s an always-on way to share clips, stream highlights, schedules, photos, and more so followers are more informed, engaged, and connected.”
The posts will appear on Pulse in a reverse- chronological stream, like Twitter. Posts from Channel Feed will also be integrated into Pulse. “This will allow you to not only interact with followers and viewers you regularly engage with but also with those who might not visit your channel page as frequently,” Raju wrote.
With Pulse, broadcasters can also choose to limit reactions to only their friends, or only people who subscribe to their channel, and they also have the option to delete comments.
Pulse will be rolled out to everyone on Twitch by mid-March and it will also come on the Twitch Mobile App.