Twitch is rolling out an update next month that will finally allow streamers to block banned users from watching their streams. Currently, Twitch allows you to block users from the chat section of the broadcast, but they can still view the streams.
Twitch revealed earlier this week, during Patch notes stream, announced that a new setting will be available to streamers in September that will get people out of chat and live broadcasts in real time. Banned users will be automatically blocked from watching streams, which is a long-awaited feature that streamers have been waiting for for years.
Trevor Fisher, senior director of product at Twitch, said during the Patch stream earlier this week.
While this is a welcome feature, especially to address harassment, Twitch still allows anyone to watch streams without an account. So if someone gets banned, they can simply log out of the service or use an incognito window to continue watching the broadcast. However, at least soon the blocking feature will work the way you would expect it to.
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