Twitch wants its users to go beyond gaming.
The social video platform for gamers on Thursday announced a new category called “IRL” designed to enable and encourage Twitch users to share content from their everyday lives.
Twitch said the new category was inspired by feedback from creators, who said they wanted to interact with viewers in personal ways not tethered to video games.
To support the category, Twitch — which Amazon purchased in 2014 for about $1 billion — also unveiled new community guidelines and upcoming plans to allow users to broadcast directly from the Twitch mobile app. Read more…