Twitch is improving discoverability for communities that use the #supportsmallstreamers hashtag by featuring different creators on the home page.
— Twitch (@Twitch) January 16, 2019
The reaction to the move has been mixed, with some creators welcoming the move to improve their exposure on Twitch.
Others have criticised the move, pointing to the problematic wording of the hashtag and comparing to a similar system used by Twitch competitor Mixer.
This is further proof that Twitch is 100% out of touch with their community.
They got the discoverability down but that hashtag went so far over their head.
Meanwhile, over @WatchMixer 👀 pic.twitter.com/HX1kEl1MS5
— Mista J (@The_MistahJ) January 16, 2019
Whether you’re on board or not, Twitch has already implemented the “Smaller Communities Recommended for You” panel on home screens