(CTN News) – Twitch has made further revisions to its community guidelines on attire due to streamers finding clever ways to bypass the rules.
However, this decision has caused anger among users who are unhappy with the increased availability of such content on Twitch, especially with the inclusion of thumbnail previews. The new policy will be enforced from today.
Twitch has provided a clear explanation for these changes,
Stating that they were prompted by a recent trend on the platform where streamers used black censor bars or other objects to hide their bodies or clothing, or positioned the camera frame in a way that made viewers think they were fully or partially naked.
The company has also emphasized to streamers that their clothing must adequately cover the expected areas of the body and that transparent clothing is not allowed.
It has also reminded streamers about the requirements for categorizing content near pools or hot tubs. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in enforcement actions.
Twitch is optimistic that these modifications will assist in appeasing certain factions of the community who were particularly disturbed by the increasing occurrence of provocative content on the platform.
The company asserts that its objective is to establish Twitch as a secure and inclusive environment for all the communities that reside within it, enhance the transparency of its policies, and ensure that users have the anticipated experience while engaging with Twitch.
It can be frustrating for content creators to constantly adapt to numerous policy alterations, but it is commendable to witness Twitch’s ongoing efforts to refine its guidelines.
This is especially important as certain groups of streamers discover innovative methods to test the limits of these rules.