Twitch announced today the release of a refreshed channel page for streamers, introducing a lot of changes that give them more control over how their channel appears to followers even when they are offline and more. These changes were unveiled in 2019 and Twitch says the latest update reflects the feedback gathered from its community over the past year of testing.
Streamers can now customize their channel with a trailer that appears when they are offline, alongside recent broadcasts and hosted channels. Previously, viewers could only see a blank video player or an offline image when they visited an offline channel. Twitch says these new additions are meant "to improve the viewer experience and give streamers more ways to show the world who they are". They can also add customizable banners, more visible avatars, and colors to their channel page.
To help fans know when a channel’s next stream will go live, streamers can now publish stream schedules. Plus, there's an option for Vacation Mode if streamers need to schedule a break. They can also tell the public more about themselves by adding a bio, social media links, and curated videos. In the videos tab, streamers can curate their content, shuffle the videos, and add new collections.
Twitch noted that the redesigned channel page has been made available to streamers for the past month prior to today's public launch. It will go live for all viewers over the next few weeks.