Prioritizing certain followed channels
Add the ability to assign a priority to some of your followed channels to make them show up before channels with higher number of viewers.
This could be achieved either by added those channels to a strict priority list (like auto-hosting feature has) or simply assigning a channel as "preferred" with a flag.
A number of channels I prefer have a lot lower viewer numbers than the bigger channels I follow and better being able to see that they are live will improve the experience immensely.
I follow a lot of twitch channels and I rely on the "followed channels" tab to see who is currently live. The problem is that since I follow so many channels, and the list is ordered by viewer count, many of the streams I like to watch get buried far down the list and I end up not realizing they are live. I would love to be able to choose streams as a "favorite" and have those at the top of the sidebar so I will always be able to tell when my favorite streams are live. Thank you! :)
I would like to be able to mark channels as favorites and see them at the top of the Live section. This is why I am very selective of who I follow. I do not want to follow 100+ channels, when I am only actively watching 5-10. This is bad for streamers, because it lowers their potential follower counts.
I would love to see a favorite list. Some of my favorite streamers aren't at the top and having to continue to scroll through my favorites to see if they are live can be annoying. I would like my "favorites" on the top of my list.
I was thinking about this, great idea
I second this! Could be realized by adding a star icon to the followed panel for each streamer (common method).
Add the ability to add specific streamers to a "favorites" list that will appear at the top of your followed channels. You would be able to have 5-10 "favorite" streamers and since they're all at the top of your followed channels list, you'll easily be able to see if they are live.
Make @Critternation3000 words as if it was mine. I think is a really good idea.
Came here to post this exact idea. As a fan of many smaller creators I feel like I cannot follow any larger channels I'd watch if my favorites are offline because they'll effectively hide them to the point I might as well not follow the small channels. Sure there's the notifications but those are far from reliable. Hopefully someone is working on this although seeing it's been here since 2017 is disheartening.
(Should also apply to the order in the big list, not just to the sidebar)
+1 on this request. Twitch Sings auto-follows people for me, and there are many streamers that I like, and if I have nothing else to watch will watch, but there are certain streamers I want to watch whenever they are online. Being able to pull select streamers to the top of the list would be very useful.
Particularly that Twitch sorts by number of viewers and puts the big streams at the top, which I usually only watch for special announcements, makes the current order useless. Maybe general sorting support would be good? Sort by viewers ascending/descending, sort by hours on (shortest first, long streams will probably end soon) etc.?
Great idea and I've been wanting this for a long time. This post from 2017, please someone start working on this, been requested for 2 years already.
Joshua Lewis commented
Add a favorite section. Following isn't something special anymore. We need a way to highlight our favorite streamers. Top of the list having a section for favorites would do this for us.
I hate having a set order to my follow list. Being able to organize them how I want should be the way to go.
I'd like to extend this idea.
I'd love to be able to filter streams by their games played (e.g. hide streams playing games I dislike) or hide them completely (e.g. streams that stream 24/7 with high viewer count).
This is a fantastic idea. Exactly what I'm looking for. I sub and follow over a hundred streamers. Most of those don't show up "above the fold" on my following page (and especially not on mobile). This would allow me to specify which streamers should take priority over others in my feed.
Give viewers the ability to favorite their favorite channels. These favorited channels will take priority on the new "following" bar on the left.
For example, the viewer follows TimTheTatMan, Summit1G, Lirik.
All of which stream relatively around the same time. However, the streamer is partial to watching Lirik over the other two. Favoriting Lirik would put him towards the top of this 'following' list on the left, to allow quick access to the viewer.
This is a grand option for viewers that enjoy smaller channels but still have follows on the larger ones, as it bump the smaller channels to the top of their following list.