Artist Badge & Emote Attribution
To better support artists and accredit their talents among the Twitch community, we’ve released two new features: Emote Attribution and the Artist Badge. Emote Attribution lets you credit the artists responsible for creating your emotes so they can feel the love wherever their emotes appear across Twitch. The Artist Badge lets you celebrate those who contributed artwork to your community with a special new chat badge.
You can get all the details on our Help page here: https://help.twitch.tv/s/article/artist-badge-attribution
We’re excited to share both of these features with the community, but they’re just the first steps to better connect creators and artists on Twitch. Your feedback will help us refine these products and better serve artists and the community as a whole!
I really appreciate this feature so far, but it'd be nice if the credited artists could have unlimited access to the emotes they made as well. There is a system in place where the streamer has to select each artist manually which the artists then have to approve the requests for manually, so both parties already need to agree on the usage of this feature. It'd make sense for the artists to then be able to freely use those emotes they made.
I would bet on many other streamers being open to their artists having access, too. Thanks!
Increasing the limit from 5 is the first obvious thing that most will be mentioning, but I suspect Twitch will take it slow at first.
I would say the fastest way to scale up, and getting more data on the usage may be
- 5 Slots, everyone
- 15 Slots, affiliate
- 25 slots, partners
And see how the usage goes from there.
Emote Attribution is immediately lovely, I appreciate it so much.
I will say, animated emotes is an example immediately where allowing multiple artist attribution would be lovely, if that's in the scope of the feature - Where I have my artist, and animator separately, but the majority of the work was the animator, so I feel compelled to leave the artist out for the animated emote credit.
Additionally, an AMAZING thing would be to allow editing a small description for an artist badge - Like, 45 characters maybe, so when someone hovers over their artist badge, you can have text that says what they have done in your channel, instead of just everyone having an artist badge and not sure what each person has done. It'd be a nice way to encourage users to interact in more ways.
Like a chatter seeing the artist badge user, seeing when highlighted "Channel emotes & Chibi Art" the user would then be able to open a dialog with the artist badge user, being like "Oh hey, @usewr, I LOVE the Chibi art! I didn't know you were the one who did it!"
Lots of opportunity here for improvements, but overwhelmingly happy with where we are starting out from.
First and for most. Please increase the limit past 5. My community is filled with talented emote artists and i want to be able to celebrate them all.
While it is great that I am able to credit the emote artists individually, I would like to be able to celebrate all of the graphic (emote) artists in my community and its more than 5. (subscriber badge artist also does emotes, the person who I commissioned who did my subscriber flair).
My twitch account is 7 years old, I will already max this feature out, so this closes the window on me being able to add any new artists to my community.
what if I make all of my assets myself?
there's a bit of a hiccup. if I try to assign attribution for an emote to myself, it shows up as pending, and it's not clear where the attribution is approved. there's a separate page for artist attribution, but there's no direct link to it on emotes page or in role manager.
at least the notification about attribution redirects to the attribution page, but it really should have a direct link on emotes page to make it a little less confusing.
and, emote attribution page shows up as part of main twitch interface, not dashboard and settings interface, which is kinda strange.
so, the emote attribution page is not linked directly on twitch dashboard pages, only indirectly through a link on twitch help page. it's an item in main twitch website menu, but not present anywhere in settings. the page itself doesn't link out to other twitch pages, and its content is not very clickable (no links to channels or emote popups, which could be neat).
also, adding an artist badge to yourself seems to not be possible. idk about that.
If you are searching for someone's username to add the Artist Badge to (and they are currently already a mod or VIP badge), they will not show up in search which is kind of annoying.
You have to add it to their existing listing by pressing the + button which feels like a small oversight.
just perfect !