After getting known of the problem faced by the viewers on IRL section, Twitch has finally removed it. Twitch IRL section is now split into 13 exclusive categories to facilitate the viewers with finding their personal live stream with ease.
Twitch IRL Section Replaced
In a statement posted on Twitch Blog, Senior Director of Product Tom Robertson confirmed the news of discontinuing of Twitch IRL section. According to him, viewers were frequently facing the problem to find the specific live streams.
Now Twitch has created a new system for streamers to out the named tags according to the category of their live stream. The Twitch’s IRL section has been broken down into sever smaller categories focused on the tags.
It will “help viewers find streamers around things they love, ”Tom Robertson said. The new tags are:
- Sports and Fitness
- Just Chatting
- Talk Shows & Podcasts
- Makers and Crafting
- Tabletop RPG
- Music & Performing Arts
- Special Events
- Food & Drink
- Beauty & Body Art
- Travel & Outdoors
These tags are new ways to identify the streams without any overlapping of the stream of other tags. Robertson states that Twitch is aware that these changes “impact streamers and their workflow”, but ensures that Twitch will continue to work with streamers and creators on the new system, saying; “Our plan is to continue to adapt these tools to ensure that Tags and Categories work for everyone on Twitch. If you have feedback for us, please let us know.”
Twitch tags are set by the streamers from their live dashboard and appear on their live stream title. This feature is live on Twitch from today.