Twitch Lets Streamers Share Their Ban Lists To Fight Harassment

Streaming website Twitch appears to be gearing up for a “shared ban” feature – which will allow streamers to share their ban lists with other channels.

This comes from Zach Buusey, who shared a screenshot that seemingly showed the “shared ban” feature in action. As noted by PC gamerThe use of the “shared ban” feature will appear during the Guest Star feature presentation – allowing streamers to invite anyone with an account directly to their stream feed.

At the time of publishing, it appears that Twitch has not outlined exactly what the shared ban feature will mean, with the nature of how it will work is still a mystery. There is also no indication of when it will come to the streaming platform.

The Guest Star feature will tell streamers if who they invite is a possible evader, serial harasser, or suspicious user, but it seems it will also say if they now have a shared ban as well.

Twitch has been making efforts to improve the ban on the platform for some time, as it was reported in May of this year that the platform would provide more “specifications and clarity” on how they work.

“Security is a journey, and this is our community’s number one question,” Twitch VP of Trust and Security Angela Hession told the Washington Post “So we’re looking at how we can add more details for people to understand, like the video itself. That is something we are definitely working on.”

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