2000 channels follows limit is too low
Hello, I follow a lot of people on Twitch, a lot of people have not started streaming yet, will probably do it soon or will not stream at all.
I find it impossible that the channel follow limit is 2000 follow.
Please increase the number to at least 10000 channel follows, so that I can follow more than 2000 channels & users.
Even on Youtube there is no channel following limit!
Please increase this, I have to delete users from my channel list all the time, which annoys me a lot.
I also find it very dubious for a streaming platform that there is such a limit at all.
At the moment I can't see which channel I'm following because it's no longer displayed in the browser since Twitch redesigned it.
2000 channels to follow are just too few, please fixt this problem.
@mouse why is no twitch.tv support answer here in this thread? This Thread is rang 2, but 0 reaction from twitch.tv???
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Yes tesnopesno, this is the reason you get an error when you try to follow a channel that is in follower only mode. You are maxed out on channels and it will prevent you from chatting in any new channel that has followers only chat enabled.
Why isn't Twitch staff addressing this?
is this the reason why follower only channel gives just error when I push follow? I've been here just over a year and follow mostly music streamers. how am I supposed to get into gaming and other stuff now?
is this the reason why follower only channel gives just error when I push follow?
the amount of people you could follow is too low, 2000 isn't enough
There should not be a limit on the amount of channels a user can follow, twitter, Instagram and YouTube don't impose that.
I recently ran into this limit. I was surprised it existed, though I was equally surprised that I had actually followed that many users. I think when vtubers became more of a thing I got a bit more aggressive with that.
I found a website that provided a sortable list of my follows, and I've been trying to figure out who to unfollow. Some have stopped streaming and a few have been banned, so that helps with the decision (though I can't unfollow the banned users, the profile page doesn't load). It's difficult to free up much space though. If a user hasn't been inactive for too long, I'd rather keep them in case they resume streaming.
I wonder if there's a technical reason for this. I've seen claims that YouTube has no limit, though I've also read that it has a limit but it increases based on account age and other factors. That's something Twitch could maybe consider, at the very least give older accounts some extra space. Those'll be more likely to hit the limit than the younger accounts.
I could see something like this being a strain on servers, maybe, but it was back in 2013 that they raised the limit from 100 (which was apparently a rushed change that was more limiting than intended) to 2000, with the promise of "room for even more growth in the future."
Well it's been almost a decade. Maybe it's time for some growth? Could roll it out incrementally. A few hundred more slots, or maybe even 1000, then wait a month or two and see if the system can handle it. Or, as mentioned above, try age-based limit increases. Could become a problem in the future, but worse-case scenario is the 2000 limit gets reinforced and users who are over it are unable to add more.
A bigger problem than follows might be notifications. Automatically turning them on after following might not be the best default, and maybe those should be capped instead of follows. That seems like it'd have a bigger impact on the service than passively tracking who we follow.
Thanks 4 all Upvooter 4 Support Thanks! The Request is open since 2020!
@twitch wehn u can fix this terrible bug?
Hope this one pushes thru Best of luck Twitch homies.
The fact that Twitch cubby-holes everybody else's complaints under this one actually makes it much more difficult to promote this idea. Please fix this! I am tired to having to go through my list of followed channels trying to decide who will get unfollowed!
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thanks anyway for your upvotes
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46 upvootes and the twitch support changes nothing xD wow thanks twitch support for ignoring the extremely annoying 2000 channel follow limit, many of my followed channels are inactive and I have no desire to delete 100s just because twitch tv is too stupid to completely remove this limit like youtube, on youtube I can follow millions of channels, unfortunately twitch.tv is extremely backward there
It's going to surprise some people to even learn that there is a limit to the number of streams you can follow. I don't think this limit is applied to all accounts.
I have been on Twitch a long time and have done a lot to help people set up streams and manage their communities. As such, it's possible that I may follow more streamers than the average person. Even still, I have 1 account and I am a real viewer who subscribes, gifts subs and donates my time.
New features allow some streamers to restrict chat only to followers. So by limiting my ability to follow more people, Twitch is essentially cutting off a growing percentage of streams from me.
Also, Twitch is basically hurting small streamers. Clearly people are going to be less likely to unfollow larger more established streams just because they want to follow a new person. So my ability to support and help new streamers is severely limited by this restriction.
How is it that people have seemingly almost no restrictions on creating fake accounts and bot accounts? And somebody who is legitimately trying to follow more people is restricted in some arbitrary way?
Please allow the ability for me and others like me to follow unlimited streamers on Twitch. Setting a limit on something this basic only hurts honest viewers and smaller streamers.
100% do not agree, 2000 channels for what? Follow for follow is what.
If you are following 2,000 channels on Twitch then chances are that you aren't supporting them. It is not possible to watch that much content! You're likely not watching them, subbing to them, watching their VODs or anything else, just inflating their numbers.
The OP said they were following people who don't even stream, and judging by 2,000 accounts actively following they will never watch these accounts that aren't yet streaming.
I think 2,000 probably shouldn't be the limit, but honestly who even actively watches that many channels?
I want unlimited channels following, I need follow more VTubers
It is very stressful to think about which VTuber channel to unfollow because I don't want to unfollow any VTuber anymore