Don't remove friends
Please don't remove friends. I rely on it to watch people, I cannot keep up with my follower list so I rely on who my friends are watching and when my friends are streaming to watch those I really care about. Please please please don't remove the feature. If you want to abandon any further development to reduce expenditure then sure but please please please don't remove it.
Don't remove the friends feature. I saw this was going away soon. It is helpful to stay connected with friends from twitch, allows us to see other streamers they are watching and when they are online. Don't remove it please, it is foolish to take away something good for no reason.
Please dont remove this, there's more people that use this than twitch actually realizes
yeey i got 148 votes! thanks for everyone for upvoting this. if they do this then so many connections will be lost. I am sorry if my initial idea sounded badly. English isn't my first language. and YES i am the one with this "idea". I hope people realise that friendslist will be lost very soon if we don't get more upvotes and more people to be aware of this issue. Please share with whoever you can and ask them to upvote. Loosing friends and friendslists isn't a joke. Don't wait until its too late.
+1 While I rarely use friends for direct messaging, it's a great way to find channels your friends are interested in and to see when your friends are streaming in a section separate from everyone else you might be following.
Pleading here. Please don't remove the friends feature. This feature is how I have discovered about 80% of the twitch channels that I now subscribe to! And I sub to more than 50 channels each month. Without the friends feature, being able to see what channels my friends are watching that I haven't checked out, has directly led to financial support for both smaller streamers and Twitch!
The "Twitch Recommended Channels" or "Here are channels we think you might like" algorithms are a total joke and just about completely worthless. I have not seen or supported a single channel in either of those sections that you try to force feed me, so obviously your algo doesn't have any idea what I like to watch. That's why the friends list is so important to me.
Nothing else on twitch has this functionality, so please don't shoot yourselves in the foot over this! Twitch is still far superior to Youtube and other streaming platforms, but keep making moves like this, and you won't be.
Many of my Twitch friends use this feature as part of discovering new streamers.
"Hey my friend is watching this streamer, let me check them out too..."
I agree, in fact this is one of the ONLY way besides raiding that I have used to find new accounts. Otherwise... I wouldn't have been following anyone. If Twitch wants us to follow... then they should keep this. Why even get rid of it? Does it bog the system down or something?
I very much agree, and I love that feature
I don't understand it either, not everyone on twitch streams, why would I FOLLOW people who do not actively stream. They are friends. The online friends and what they are watching is always good to check.
[Angry] Do not destroy our community or mess with features which are actually used.
Don't remove the friends list. I love finding new streamers with it.
The friends list is my favorite way to find new streamers. Twitch recommended has not worked very well for me, but if my friends and I already like the same type of content, why not let me see who else they've discovered that I will probably also enjoy.
Do not remove friends list.
as a ceator it helps me see who is online that I might rely on for assistance if needed. I do rely on seeing my friends online and being able to chat with them when nessasary. I am not sure what is accomplished by removing features.
It feels like a step backwards.
Big mistake removing this, i've met alot of cool people from various larger streamers through this function and have discovered alot of cool streamers from seeing who my friends are watching at the time and checking them out. I'm more inclined to check out streams that my friends are watching than hopping on browse and sifting through hundreds of streams to discover someone I actually want to watch and can vibe with. If anything, this feature needs to be expanded, not removed. Cmon Twitch.
I've been a twitch user for a very long time, and adding the friends option was a very good idea. Removing this option is a big mistake, better to improve than to remove it immediately.
I have found many of my current fave streamers through the friend's function, I don't see the point of this going away, it doesn't make much sense coding wise either...
I stream stalk my friends to find new people, I DON'T WANT THIS FEATURE TO GO AWAY!!! I've found so many new friends this way :C
It's a great feature for seeing who's online and what chat they're in. I have so many people added over the years, and almost none of them stream, so following them doesn't do any good. Not only that, but remembering twitch user names can be hard, and it's easier to recognize someone who you once knew if they're on your friendlist.
The friends feature in my opinion is an important pillar for the community. Its really nice to see who are online and which channels are viewed by them.
Please don't remove this feature.
Awful for small creators to be recognized through friends groups