Twitch is back with some improvements and features that have been implemented based on community feedback of the Uploads Open Beta (announced at TwitchCon 2016). Here are some of the new features and optimizations:
We recently rolled out a handful of changes and wanted to give you an update on what has been added and improved since launch.
- Watch videos without interruption. We fixed an issue that caused some videos to restart just before they ended.
- See more accurate search results for uploads thanks to longer tags. Higher character limits will let you tag your videos with long game titles and event names that were previously cut off. Tag character limits are now 100 for individual tags and 500 overall.
- Streamline your uploading with expanded file extension support. You can now upload .MOV, .AVI and .FLV files encoded in H264, in addition to .MP4 videos.
- Give users a better preview of your video. Custom thumbnails should no longer reset to a default image or disappear if they’re added to a video while it’s uploading. You’ll also see the correct thumbnail choice when you embed your uploads.
- Help viewers find language-specific uploads more easily with an update to the default language setting. The language on your uploaded videos now defaults to your site-wide language setting, saving you a step in the uploading process.
We’re excited with the direction Twitch is taking the Upload portion of the site, making it more intuitive and effortless for users to operate. Twitch also teased some features to be “coming soon”, that will also add to the value of the platform they are building with Uploads.
The team is also working on a few more highly requested features and improvements that are coming soon:
- Share more about your uploads with formatting options for video descriptions. You’ll be able to add formatted links, and use bold and italics to help your descriptions pop.
- Find uploads faster with improvements to video discovery. A separate row of recent uploads will be added to the Videos tab on channel pages and the Following directory.