Ability to transfer gifted subs to others
Sometimes people receive gifted subs in channels they hardly ever watch (or have never watched!) If there was a "transfer gifted sub" option, it would be nice for those cases where the person knows someone else who does watch that channel and would appreciate the gifted sub more (as in, more likely to renew the sub).
this should be a thing i got gifted a sub and i was not even in the channel, it landed on me probably during the raid or the person manually gifted and i quit the live stream as her pressed the buy button...
i should be able to refund it to the person or give it to the streamer's account so a follower inherit it as he joins.
this literally made me steal a sub from someone unintentionally. the reason someone bought a sub is so the viewer does not leave due to ads, this costs money and is stolen when not used as it was meant, the person trying to help the streamer should not be hemorrhaging money on those who leaves after a raid.
i had no idea i was gifted a sub since i was not even in the stream when it happened.
if the goal is that the streamer and twitch keeps the money, at least don't steal it by "letting me store the sub in the creators future stream" and gift it to a follower who is not subbed and prioritize with those who do not buy subs to make sure you get the people who do not pay to be subbed with it since the people who buy subs already buy subs. dumb easy idea. (i can still remove the benefit but that does not refund anything and wastes the sub entirely.)
I think this should be a thing, But maybe not in the way it is said. Maybe give an opportunity to allow or deny a gift sub. And if someone denies it the gifter could have an option to maybe convert it into Bits.. or Gift to someone else who is following.
@Coolzeb1234 - they probably meant to "pay it forward." It would be silly of them to gift a random sub and then expect that person to willingly give it to somebody else (if that even was a thing).
someone gifted me a sub and asked me to pass it to someone else, i spent like 10 minutes looking for how to do it and im worried they think i stole it
We should be able too.
once i'v seen this ability in a chat. somebody gave away his gifted sub to somebody else. the message in chat was like this" "user" redirected gifted sub to "user" .
give back gifted subs when you dont enjoy the streamer and received the sub by accident
I was watching a channel because I lost a bet and I received a gifted sub, this one is really wasted on me...
I would appreciate if someone could provide me with more information on "Ability to transfer Gifted Sub to others". Thank you very much...😊
There are two cases Gift to the Community and Gift to a Specific Viewer.
I am OK with Specific Viewer gifts being permanent, they where chosen by the person spending the money.
I think Community gifts should be able to forwarded back to the community if the recipient does not want it. This would increase the chance of the gifter benefiting the community as intended.
I have received two gifted subs to channels I have never visited. I would have liked being able to forward to a new recipient, because otherwise the gift is wasted.
I really like this idea, but I also understand why it might not be in Twitch's best interest. Twitch obviously has an algorithm for determining who gets a gifted sub when it goes to the community. If someone gets gifted a sub who doesn't want it, it doesn't really make sense from the financial standpoint of Twitch to regift the sub because if someone who's not subscribed to a channel wants to be subbed and another person who may be followed but doesn't visit the channel really gets the sub, they could regift it and then another person could regift it until this person gets the sub. Especially in smaller channels, doing this might just mean that one person could repeatedly get a gifted sub, even if they have the money to sub themselves. Keeping resubbing off would incentivize people to sub themselves or find a different way of getting a subscription like asking a friend or parent to buy one for them, or buying one through channel points.
we need this! because once in a while you walk in to a stream and someone gift subs you without your really wanting it! so regifting would be great!