Improved Editor Role
A channel editor is probably the biggest role any streamer can give a person, but the channel editor can't do as much as they should be allowed to do. A channel editor should be able to do more than just create highlights, run commercials,etc. When a person is promoted to a channel editor, that means the streamer gives them their ultimate trust. So what should an editor be able to do, but can't at this current time? Here are some ideas:
Moderate the moderators | Just as any other broadcaster can, a channel editor should be allowed to purge/timeout/ban moderators who are not channel editors. They should also in turn, be able to add/remove moderators. There may be cases where chat gets out of hand with not only the viewers but also some moderators, instead of the broadcaster having to deal with it, the channel editor should be able to so that the broadcaster can continue with his/her stream and not have to worry about chat drama.
Edit panels | There are times where streamers want to edit their panels, but either don't have the time to or don't know how to do something in particular. A channel editor should be able to edit the panels the way the broadcaster wants. Maybe there was typo a that looks unprofessional or an outdated piece of information that needs fixing.
Submit artwork for partnered streamers | A new emote slot opens up for a partnered streamer, and maybe the streamer isn't in a position to submit a new emote. Why not allow the channel editor to do so for the streamer? That way the new emote comes in right away instead of having to have people wait for a new emote.
There are other things that could be added to. Along side with this, an editor should have a badge of recognition. That way people know they aren't an ordinary mod.
Wholly agree with many of the post/comments. As streaming is becoming more and more mainstream, a lot more streamers have management now and it would be super convenient for us to be able to access a lot of the backend without needing to bother the streamer. Let the talent focus on the content; let the management focus on the boring admin!
Very well said! Super similar to what I wrote the other day, https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/923380-moderation-tools/suggestions/42370729-new-roles-stream-manager-administrator
Agree with these guys editors should have more privileges. They could help the streamer so much more with more privileges.
There are so many settings in the Dashboard that an Editor can't see. If Editor is more focused on Editing/Managing videos then perhaps a totally different role should be made that basically gives an individual access to the entire dashboard/backend (with permission settings so that a streamer can limit access to financial data for example).
The inability to access various dashboard areas greatly reduces our ability to help streamers grow.
For example: Worrying about data/numbers can be extremely stressful for many and if someone else could access that information then they could help the streamer make informed decisions.
Definitely think this should be addressed again by Twitch immediately and accelerated.
Also, Streamers should have full control over permissions. All permission should be defaulted on, but if streamers feel that it’s necessary, they should be able to turn permissions off. There’s no reason why an Editor role couldn’t be customizable based on what the channel owner needs.
This post has been planned for nearly 2 years, and I cannot imagine why it hasn't been implemented yet. Please, please, please we need either an updated Editor role or a completely new Manager role! So many of my friends and streamers I moderate for are simply too busy to update many of their emotes/panels, etc. In my opinions, this updated Editor (or completely new Manager role) needs the following permissions:
- Current Editor & Moderator privileges.
- Moderate moderators, and the ability to add/remove moderators/VIPs.
- Access to an Audit log for all changes made to the Broadcaster's channel.
- Ability to edit and delete clips.
- Ability to manage subscriber emotes, bits emotes, loyalty badges, bits badges, cheermotes, and channel points rewards (including creating/removing rewards, community challenges, and ability to upload artwork).
- Ability to edit Twitch panel artwork and text.
- Edit/Create chat rules.
- Edit Auto-host list and ability to host/raid.
no idea why this isn't a thing yet. planned since 8. Nov 2018 - that's almost 2 years ago. a lot of the things mentioned in the original topic and the comments would really help out the streamers.
+1 to this. allowing us to edit channel point redemptions and community challenges would also be useful.
Clip access would be something I would like. I am an editor for a couple of streams, I love being able to do the highlights, but I also would like easier access to clips, so that I can easier access, download them and create the highlights and clip compilations for the YouTube channels I edit for.
This would perhaps optionally also be delete / title edit rights for clips.
Clip title's aren't even editable as a creator, so there's stuff to fix there too.
Channel points - we can manage a lot as a mod, but we cannot add/change the actual rewards. I have to login / use my logged-in-with-other-creator browser to access these (my wife's).
Being able to see the Markers for other moderator editors. I can only see my own. Logging in as creator I can see all markers of all editors, but editors cannot see each other's. That makes collab marking and one editor highlighting difficult.
Why is this not a thing?
Why can editors delete complete VODs but can't delete clips?
If, from Twitch's perspective, editors can be trusted with managing the VODs they also should be trustworthy to manage the channels clips, right?
Also add so we can do channel points please.
I know they are, I just wanted to give a specific list of everything I think an editor should be able to do, just in general.
I just want to mention that making highlights and managing the video content (not clips) is already available.
Go to your Dashboard -> Preferences -> Channel -> Channels you can manage as editor. There you can find the Dashboard with some options available.
I'm the person who made the initial post 4 years ago. I still think that the editor role really needs a rework. Editors should be able to do the following:
- Make highlights
- Delete OR edit clips (maybe it wasn't quite clipped right and needs a little bit more)
- Edit Panels
- Edit Stream Information
- Make Highlights
- Run Reruns
- Host other channels on behalf of the streamer
- Adjust Channel Rules and Points
- Submit emotes on behalf of the streamer
- View stream analytics
- Change the Stream Overlay
-Edit the Auto-host list
- Export highlights or past broadcasts to other platforms (like YouTube)
Again, the editor role should be treated as the highest trusted position and the editors should be able to do their jobs, and right now I don't think they can on Twitch
Still waiting to delete inappropriare and meaningless clips as an editor
Hurry up and get this done! This is needed
As an Editor, I want to:
- Change the scene currently in use as the streamer often forgets to and takes an extended period of time to notice their on the wrong scene, impacting viewers.
- Edit the list of Auto-Hosted streams (I can already manually host - this seems like an omission on the original user story)
Just as this post suggest, and others have requested prior, I believe this deserves a bump! Modding for multiple channels and having to try and explain things, when someone doesn't know how back-end things work, makes things harder for the editor/mod and the broadcaster. Helping make things seamless as possible is the way I had thought Twitch was trying to make things...
This would DEFINITELY help many!
As an editor and moderator for two channels, it would help immensely more than anything else if I could delete clips that were not my own. My streamer tends to be busy more often than not, and being able to delete clips would help me and my fellow editors to streamline the moderation of clips.