create categories for ur own following channels
wanna group the following channels with my own browsing preference (e.g. by games, by teams etc), since it's hard to locate/browse them when I am following 100+ channels...
I’d be happy with a subscribed channels list above the followed channels list.
Still want this, although I don't like the idea of "the time you spend watching each streamer".
I simply want to be able to move them to my own specific order.
There are a number of channels that get sent to the bottom, but I'm watching their vods because I'm in a different time zone.
would be great
I 4th this idea, having a giant list that has no rhyme or reason to it just isn't conducive to finding who I want to watch. Sometimes I'm in the mood for a music stream, sometimes I want to support a friend, sometimes I want to watch a zelda speedrunner. Being able to group these streamers together would be a massive boon as my following list continues to grow.
Would be great to let users customize there following page, by creating categories made by themselves. For example if I follow a lot of league of legends streamers, as user I want to create a category that groups up streamers that play more ARAM.
In world of warcraft I want to create a category on my following page for streamers that focus content on PVP. It would be easy for me to look up for what I wanna watch.
Other way would be using the title of the streamer to improve the following page, by the game they are playing or some tags they are using.
I follow several people, but sometimes i want to check only the streamers playing a certain game. It should be allowed to us the optioin to group our streamers by game in the left panel!
I was just seeing if anyone else had this idea. I would like the same thing where we can name the different groups rather than having them all bunched up. I would like to categorize to ones that we know personally versus the rest
The current followed channels list makes it nearly impossible to keep up with newer streamers I'm interested in. I'd really like some sort of favorite or grouping option.
Agree with OP. It would be great if you could organize your followed channel list into different folders that could be re-named into different categories i.e. music streamers, Hearthstone streamers, Tarkov streamers etc.
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.
Implement the existing sorting options found in the default Browse directories into the Following directory, to make it easier for people who follow a lot of channels to sort by "Recently Started" and "Viewers Low to High".
Additionally, the existing Tags-filtering feature could be useful in the Following directory as well.
This still hasn't been fixed??? It's so annoying having to go right to the very very bottom of my following list to find the user I watch MOST OFTEN (yes, my favourite streamer is at the bottom of my list!) Please fix this!!
I’m really about to unfollow all the big streamers just so I can actually watch my friends’ smaller channels 😂
There are a lot of people that would benefit from this - not only me, and not only a person that watches a lot of channels.
If I could edit the number out of the message with a vague statement like "a lot" so more people would focus on the suggestion itself but not my experience with the platform, I would do it.
The ability to personally categorize is a great idea, especially with 3000 channels. Unlike the other comment, I don't see a fault with 3000 followed pages. I had close to 1000 CD's growing up. They didn't collect dust on the shelf. I would go through them when I was in the mood for whatever I was in the mood for.
The same way I alphabetized or genre-specified my CD collection, having some type of way to organize a follow list makes it so that when I'm in the mood for say, experimental music, I know where to look to see who's live. If I'm in the mood for platformer video games, then I know where to look - instead of sifting through hundreds of names (according to the post.)
I personally only have about 30 channels that I follow, so would it be useful for me? Probably not... however, I do see the appeal.
I am all for managing who you follow, but I don't think 3k channels is a number that is reasonable in any way.
This can lead to people just following stuff as if they'd bookmark a webpage they tell themself they will visit again, but never will.
Better features managing following channels - yay
Making the follow section just a place to horde channels - nay
Let users favorite the channels so they can easily find the ones they enjoy the most watching in the beginning of the following list / bar.
Or let them put the following channels into categories and apply sorts/filters to them.
I watched twitch for over 5 years and in this time I have followed over 3k channels. I have a really hard time to find the channels that don't have crazy numbers in the following list or in the following bar.
Also, an easy way to mass manage the notifications of both the channels online and offline that you follow, would be really awesome.
More people opinions in this reddit post here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Twitch/comments/gpqnx1/let_users_favorite_the_channels_they_follow_or/
this would be useful for me because I follow a lot of streamers but its hard to find the 3 main ones i watch so if i could have them in a seperate area then the rest that would be sick
(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.?