adding 2fa to chat as optional filter
Enable 2FA as a chat optional requirement for users to be required to have 2fa before typing in a users stream chat. This would drastically reduce the number of times a banned user will try to evade a ban to harass a streamer / disrupt chat.
On top of this it would drastically increase awareness on 2fa. Being optional it wouldn't force people or streamers to turn it on or use it. This could also help people who have 18+ Mature content streams reduce the number of people under 18 from engaging.
As 2fa already exists within the twitch platform and is required for affiliated/partnered streamers enabling this to a chat setting would be pretty easy for a developer to add into a code
Its already clearly a pretty popular idea
How it could look here:
Thanks so much for your feedback and comments on this topic. Today we’re updating our suite of moderation tools by adding phone-verified chat and expanding the settings for email verification, to help Creators better control their chat experience and improve security. Both Creators and Mods will be able to set the verification requirements for a channel and there are varying levels you will be able to set so it best suits your community. Unlike 2FA, which requires you to enter a code each time you sign in, you’ll only have to verify a phone number and/or email once to be considered verified for chat across Twitch. For more information please refer to our blog post from earlier today: https://blog.twitch.tv/en/2021/09/29/securing-your-chat-with-phone-and-email-verification/
We’ve spent many months building, testing and refining this tool, and while this is far from the last update on our roadmap to improve Creator safety, we’re optimistic about the impact it can have in making a safer Twitch. As always we would love to hear your feedback about these changes.
Please implement this, Twitch. It would really help protect creators, and it would be up to creators to decide if they want to risk the potential reduced engagement so it wouldn't hurt the platform.
This is such an obvious and important improvement, it's mind-boggling we don't already have it. Twitch, you claim to care about supporting your POC and LGBTQIA creators, prove it by giving us the tools we need to protect our spaces.
please give your streamers the tools to keep them safe.
https://twitch.uservoice.com/forums/310201-chat-messaging/suggestions/42416650-verified-status-for-everyone-and-verifiedonly-cha 3700 people voted for similar suggestion here
After dealing with a literal child ban evading their way in mature audiences streams TEN times in the last month. THIS IS NEEDED. if a child can ban evade a dangerous individual also easily can.
This would be a great tool for streamers to avoid harassment from those dodging bans and spamming new accounts.
I would really hope one of the platforms top priorities is keeping the streamer safe, and considering every twitch partner and affiliate is required to have 2fa turned on it really makes sense and would definitely detours a lot of bad actors from making hundreds of accounts within minutes to engage in chats again.
Giving streamers options to keep their communities safe is a good thing.
I think this is a good idea, but could be counter-productive... Almost no one has 2FA activated.
However, I believe that a "2FA Only" chat, like the "Sub Only" chat would be a great feature for some streamers. AND It would help adoption of this feature.
I love the intent here! Feeling safe is SO IMPORTANT! I'm not sure 2FA goes far enough to empower creators (and maintain viewer user experience) with just that as the only option. Might prevent some legit viewers in kind of a ****** biased way, what percent of non-privileged folks have SMS available (teenagers and younger particularly)? And, sadly, maybe people who would harass could merely find online burner-sms workarounds?
I think there's potential for Twitch to do even better to address these issues. YES, add this 2FA suggestion, it's a no brainer! And do better! Give creators options for managing their community... maybe some sort of Karma/Review/Rating of members per community... maybe networking this on the creator side. So creators linked with other creators build communities of safety together. Bots would have no/low score and couldn't do anything, obviously harassment wouldn't be tolerated across a wide network of "creators' community of trusted viewers"... IDK, but I've spent 2mins on this... put some effort into it Twitch. /endrant :D :D
Id to love to see a 2fa being used more globally on the site- especially as a chat filter, requiring users to type in chat.
Having "users must be logged in to watch streams" would also be a good idea as twitch already has sub streams, so adding more mechanics to this is good
these are very simple options that keep the most marginalized people on this platform safe as well as everyone else.
This would be so helpful for Account Security and would be beneficial for Moderation. 10/10 Idea
How about if a channel has this feature enabled anyone that doesn't have 2FA enabled just gets an endless stream of ads when they click on the channel? That's extra security and extra ad revenue for you, Twitch.
Requiring 2FA to be able to not only count as a view, but to chat, would eliminate the majority, if not entirely all malicious view/chat botting on Twitch. This is something Twitch should take priority on as well as proper DMCA documentation and appeal processes.
Bot accounts have flooded Twitch and are all over the place now. One bot can be seen in as many as 50,000+ streams at one time. This is something blocking streamers that would not only benefit from being Partner, but would greatly benefit Twitch as a whole by having a new Partner, are being blocked out of having the opportunity entirely by these bot accounts harassing Twitch and these streamers.
When you bolster the user base with good required security practices, not only are more accounts more secure (stopping the mass amounts of account breaches as per the past with the millions and millions of accounts having their account details stolen), this also allows for easier moderation on the platform in the long term future with moderators not having to question every user that enters chat wondering if they are a bot.
This is something that would greatly benefit the platform. Bringing every user back into TOS who are unintentionally breaking it by having bots enter their streams (not by their request), and reduce the number of users alternate accounts that sometimes can also bolster viewer numbers (also not always by the streamers request).
If we can get this pushed forward and implemented, I feel Twitch would be a much safer and positive platform to be apart of.
I would definitely use this!
10/10 would use 2fa.
This would help protect streamers from bots, trolls, and alts all in one go. It's a much needed change!
Yes! Twitch please consider adding 2fa. So many upsides to this!
100% agree!! Twitch please, this would be so helpful!
Please make this happen, Twitch.
Twitch needs to do more to protect streamers. This is a good first step.