Switching between profile page and player should be more intuitive
It's not very obvious to a lot of people that clicking the streamer's profile picture or name will toggle between the profile page ("home") and the stream player with chat.
I don't know how one would accomplish this in the current design, since it feels like this toggling functionality, while 100% necessary and important, was hacked in at the last minute. Nonetheless, people need an obvious and intuitive way to see that they can switch between seeing our channel home and info, and seeing the large player and chat.
Switching between live stream player and various tabs of the channel page is still jank. Please, put a little bit of effort into this, if there are any frontend designers left at the company.
This used to open the stream itself. Why would click on a live stream title open the channel Videos page?
Clicking on the title of the stream no longer takes you to the stream but to the user's video page. Seriously? Terrible change.
So at the moment the user goes to the channel and sees:
User clicks on chat and sees Chat and also the offline image uploaded by the streamer. Slightly confusing if the streamer has put info about their stream on the image, but that can be adjusted.
What appears below the offline image is recent broadcasts, but when they are live the panels appear but you lose the tabs mentioned above. This is completely confusing! The flow does not give a good user experience.
I personally like the LIVE look. You see the panels but you also see the About and socials section. It's nice.
The offline look with recent broadcasts is inconsistent.
Also losing the tabs when on the 'chat' page or the 'live' page is confusing.
Show the tabs always and remove 'recent broadcasts' from the 'chat' offline page, because they are duplicated in 'videos'.
This needs to be improved indeed. Its really unintuitive to click on a name to "switch" between profile view and streaming view when someone is live.
If you don't know this you as a streamer and / or viewer are missing a LOT of information.