"Coworking and Study" Category
Last year, you all implemented a "coworking" tag for WFH, study, and remote working streams.
All of us in the coworking community really appreciated the tag! It helped users and viewers find streamers to study alongside, especially in a time when everyone was working from home. Even now, a year and a half out from the tag introduction, many users are still working from home, looking for coworking streams to pass the time and find company in.
Unfortunately, the addition of custom tags—while innovative and helpful for many streamers generally—has presented a problem for the coworking community. It's no longer easy for coworking streamers to use their designated tag to aid discoverability.
There are, after all, SO MANY iterations of "coworking" that could be used: "coworking," "co working," "study," "WFH," "costudy," "working," "studying," working...." and the list goes on.
This lack of clarity has effectively nullified the benefits that the designated "coworking" tag gave us back in early 2021, muddying the waters and hampering discoverability for coworking streamers.
ALL THAT SAID, now that custom tags have been introduced and the discoverability environment has changed for us, it would be incredible to get a designated "Coworking and Studying" category for coworking streamers to live in. Not only would it help viewers find us, it would also help us discover other new coworking streamers much easier—especially when not many know how to use the tag system efficiently.
Thanks so much for considering!
Yes please! This would be so helpful.
I agree with some of the comments here that mentioned how having a category for designated for co-working/studying (or any other variations) would be helpful. I've seen many people in the IRL category just switch back to Just Chatting because that category, many viewers don't know about. What about trying an implementation of having dual categories? Or a sub category to the overarching one?
There are so many amazing and productive co-working / study streamers out there going unnoticed in the different categories that they try to stream to. Having a Co-Working and Study category would greatly improve their discoverability. It also could potentially bring together a new type of audience onto Twitch!
Thank you for all your support on this idea, friends!
I read some very interesting feedback in the comments—here are my extended thoughts on the idea, to address some of those points. twitlonger.com/show/n_1ss7e5g
This would be great, I am constantly struggling to discover new streamers in this category. I would love to be able to find streams to raid after my own more easily and thus make new friends more easily :)
Yes I agree! It will be very helpful for the community!
Yes! I would be great for the community to have our own little space on twitch!
yes that is such a great idea!!!
Yes! Adding "Coworking and Study" as a category drastically improves the discoverability of study / coworking streamers! Especially with the Twitch tags system restricted to only one tag (which should not be the case), adding this category helps viewers find their niche more effectively!
The creation of the Coworking & Study category would help so many people that on a daily basis use Twitch to focus, relax and create!
thank you for this amazing ideal
this would be lovely, as coworking is mostly what I use twitch for daily! 👩💻✨️
I agree with and vote for this idea.
The co-working / study community on Twitch is vibrant and growing, so it really deserves its own category! 💜
With the new tag system, we definitely need a definite space to find these streams!! The Coworking & Study category has to be created ASAP
Yes, this. Coworking is quickly building a dynamic, fast-growing community of students, at-home workers, and people who are trying to improve themselves and encourage one another while doing it. I've really enjoyed my coworking streams, and anything that would help let others know about coworking more easily would be much appreciated!
yes!! with the amount of ppl that actually do co-working/study streams it is actually better
I’ve done 3 co-working streams in the last 2 weeks and plan to do at least one a month going forward - this would be an awesome category to stream to!
yes please!! With the rising popularity of people using twitch for their accountability to improve focus and productivity in their lives, a dedicated category would benefit so many, not only existing creators and chatters, but also those new to the space wanting to work along our beloved streamers or to even start streaming for themselves, so that it can become more mainstream and normalised to do this for better mental wellbeing!
I believe this also goes well together with this earlier call for a Study category from 2020:
and this call for a Writing category:
A Co-working and Study community would cover a combination of both these writing and studying categories and more.
The previous Coworking tag, that as earlier mentioned is now scattered through many different custom tags, was and is used by very diverse group of streamers: Writers, people working from home, students and programmers to name a few.