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  1. STOP JUST STOP

    Please Twitch for the love of all things holy STOP CHANGING THE UI!!! This is beyond annoying just change it back to the way it way and then please learn to leave well enough alone.

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      Thanks for your feedback. Wanted to take a moment to explain why we made these UI changes. Over the past few months, we’ve been shipping quite a few features! We heard from viewers that it was a bit difficult to get favorite streams and streamers. So, we wanted to make that easier. We made 3 main improvements. 1) If you want to watch a specific streamer, we put your live channels on the left side of every page, so that you always know who is live, wherever you are on the site. 2) We also added Pulse to the front page, so that you can keep in touch with your favorite streamers even when they’re not streaming. 3) For when you’re Browsing, we grouped 5 tabs (Games, Communities, Channels, Videos, and Creative) in a single tab…called Browse. Thanks so much for sharing your feedback.

    • Option to disable

      I dont want a social feed on my twitch. I use twitch to watch people steam not to see the people that i follow post on twitch. Make the games be the mainstay of twitch and the social thing be optional.

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        I’m Sheila, a Product Marketer at Twitch. Thanks so much for your feedback! Twitch has many ways for you to chat and connect with each other and with streamers (chat, whispers, Channel Feed, Pulse). Pulse cannot be disabled. We have started rolling out a new front page designed to help you more easily get to popular Games and Channels. If you don’t have it already, stay tuned!

      • A gaming network site, NOT a social media please.

        This looks more like a "mini Twitter". I have no interest in knowing the recent "posts" of the channels I follow and having it "shoven into my face", like we right now basically, I personally would think it would be better to have the "recommended channels", or "similar channels" that we follow there. (something like in Youtube happens when u watch videos, u get similar videos of that type u just watched). And as I said before, Im here on twitch to follow my favorite streamer, or to search for something new, NOT to know the latest post of the…

        36 votes
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          Thanks for the feedback! Connecting with streamers and with each other is part of makes Twitch so awesome. Chat is great when a Channel is live, but it’s hard to connect when the stream isn’t live. So, we introduced Channel Feed about a year ago, where streamers can post changes to streaming schedules, highlights when you missed a broadcast, clips when you missed a moment.

          If you follow a bunch of streamers and have to visit all of their Channel Pages to find out info, it can sometimes be hard to keep up. With Pulse, you can see it all in one place. We understand that getting to top games and channels on the front page is really important, and we’re working on addressing that right now.

        • Change pulse placement

          If you want pulse then you should add it to the side or something, or even a popout, but don't change the initial layout. I used that to see what were the most popular games and the most popular streamers. I also used the old layout to see which games were out there that I may not have heard of. So don't get rid of the old layout with the games.

          45 votes
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            I’m Sheila on the Product Marketing team at Twitch. We really appreciate your feedback. We completely understand that easily getting to the most popular games and streamers is important. We’re looking into improving the front page layout to help you discover and find streamers and channels easier and faster.

          • Content

            Twitch streamers produce a ton of great content. Right now Pulse does a crappy job of showing the awesome content streamers are providing. Instead it is currently flooded with when streamers go online and updates on upcoming events. Other people currently are taking streamer’s content and posting on other websites for people to watch.

            My idea of what pulse should be is similar of how reddit is. I personally would love it to be a place I can go to watch all the top content of all streamers/followed streamers and a place to engage with certain communities.

            Pulse itself should…

            3 votes
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              Hey great feedback. Thanks for taking the time to type all of this out! We totally agree with you that Twitch streamers produce an amazing level of content quality. As we continue to develop Pulse, we constantly think about two things: 1) how can we increase the quality of content in Pulse itself 2) how can we push distribution of Pulse content in more ways. Stay tuned as we continue to develop the product.

            • I want the thumbnails of top games back

              Even if smaller, but thumbnails of top games makes sorting out so much quicker...

              32 votes
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              • nav bars cover the page/obscuring content

                I don't know if it's browser compatibility but the left hand nav bar cuts off content from view even when minimized.

                2 votes
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                • Brilliant!

                  This is great stuff, good job twitch and I wonder what took you so long to get here!

                  One comment that I'd have would be to keep the updates that I see restricted to the streamers that I follow. I don't want to see people from chat or random top streamers.

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                  • 1 vote
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                    • I have no idea why people are saying "this is for games not social media site"

                      This has always been a community for gamers and streamers. Why not make it easier to see what those streamers are doing, and be able to easily update. I think it's great. No one took the games out of Twitch. It's a huge improvement.

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                        Thanks so much for your feedback! We agree that the Community is part of what makes Twitch so awesome. With Friends, Chat, Whispers, and Pulse, we hope to better connect you with other gamers and streamers!

                      • Customization

                        I dont mind it too much....I just wish it had more customization because I prefer my "Followed Channels" on the right side while my "Top Games" on the left"

                        How my monitor is set up, my focus is more driven the right side of the screen, so it is very awkward for me to look on the left.

                        9 votes
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                          Hi! My name is Alex and I’m on the Twitch product team. We know that our current layout is not optimal for consuming Pulse content. We’re working on new layouts that we will be launching in the near future that address this. We’re also looking at several ways to create more customizability of content in your feed. Thanks for your feedback!

                        • Dark Theme

                          Instead of White can we get black, like theater mode?

                          6 votes
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                            Thanks for the feedback! We’re currently looking into a number of style changes that will make it easier to consume Pulse content. Stay tuned as we continue to develop new features and enhance Pulse!

                          • Let me mute people

                            This new feature makes me want to un-follow people because I don't like to be spammed by their social media updates and personal opinions. Even the people who I do follow-- I don't want to see their posts on the front page.

                            You guys wasted a lot of time developing a front page that will be very poorly received by the average viewer.

                            4 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Admin →

                              Hi my name is Alex & I’m on the Product team for Pulse. Great feedback! We’re aware of the need for users to have more customizations over the content in their Pulse. We have two planned features that will address this need. The first one addresses user’s being able to customize the feed, while the second one makes it easier to find content relevant to you. Stay tuned.

                            • New and Old

                              We should really be able to have both? right? old layout of games on 1 side.. feed on the other? the feed doesn't have to take up the entire middle of the screen. i mean look at all that empty space! you wouldn't have a bedroom with everything just shoved into the middle of it would you? i suggest spreading things out a bit. If there is going to be an endless page give more content on the page.

                              4 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Admin →
                              • How do I know what's relevant to me in the feed?

                                Right now it just looks like a super-channel-feed, but I have no context of how/why I am seeing what I am seeing, so perhaps some sort of menu on the left to filter by "people I follow", "favorite streamers", or by categories, like Creative, etc.

                                3 votes
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                                • Missing Top Channels

                                  I like it, but I liked that before it showed top channels, in addition to top games. It's better for discovery; channel recommendations are kind of forcing stuff into my face that an algorithm thinks is right for me, when I should be exposing myself to something different. The front page channels help, but I liked the sheer variety I had before.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Automatic refresh

                                    I wish Pulse automatically showed new posts without having to refresh the entire page. Or at least have a refresh button just for the Pulse section.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Get rid of the auto playing video at the top.

                                      If pulse feed is going to be on the front page, you should get rid of the autoplaying video at the top.

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Add Ability to Reshare Posts

                                        Would be a great way to discover new people.

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Post photos and links

                                          I would like the ability to post photos and also link what game ive been playing - player.me style.

                                          2 votes
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                                            Thanks for the feedback! Pulse currently supports link sharing & embeded content. Go ahead and drop the link to the content you are trying to share into our post composer and Pulse will format your content for you.

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