Twitch introduces Pulse, a Twitter copy for gamers
Just as operating systems borrow ideas from each other, the same is true of social networks -- and just about all sites and services feature social networking elements. Twitch, the streaming video platform for gamers, is copying Twitter and launching a social media feed called Pulse.
Described as "a place where streamers can post and engage with all of their followers and the greater Twitch community right from the Twitch front page", Pulse is not just about text updates, but also sharing GIFs.
The rollout of Pulse is underway right now, but the spread to everyone will take a few weeks, says Twitch. The new feature will also be making its way to Twitch's mobile apps. The feature means that gamers now have a way of maintaining a presence on Twitch even when they are not streaming, helping to increase engagement levels and make the service more appealing to advertisers.
Writing on the Twitch blog, the company says:
Introducing Pulse: A place where streamers can post and engage with all of their followers and the greater Twitch community right from the Twitch front page. It's an always-on way to share clips, stream highlights, schedules, photos, and more so followers are more informed, engaged, and connected.
Check out the video below to see what all the fuss is about: