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Communities on Twitch

Last Updated: Aug 09, 2017 07:50AM PDT
This article is intended for broadcasters looking to get started with Communities on Twitch.

Communities on Twitch

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Communities are public groups that you can join that help viewers understand the type of content that you stream to your channel. You can join up to three Communities from the dashboard page.

The communites page will list all of the channels that are streaming to that community at any given time. What does this mean for you? It will be easier for new viewers interested in certain categories to discover your stream!

You can see all existing communities here and you can also create your own community for others to join.

Joining a Community

Visit your dashboard page and scroll to community. Select up to three communities to join. The more communities you join, the easier it will be for new viewers to find your page when you are live!

Creating a Community

There are hundreds of communities that exist, but if you think of something new you can create your own community by following the steps below.

To create a Community, your account must satisfy all of the following criteria:

Note: you can only create up to 5 Communities.

How to create a Community:

  1. On the Community directory page, click the Create a Community button in the top right.
  2. Fill in the Community creation form by first entering a name you wish your Community to have. Note: this will be for the Community URL and therefore cannot ever be altered.
  3. Next, write a brief description for your community (160 characters max). Be as concise as possible since this is used to describe your Community in searches and in social media links.
  4. Add a long description. This will appear on the Community page itself and will be one of the first things users see when they visit. Note: this section supports Markdown formatting as follows: link, bold, italics, underline, bulleted list, unordered list.
  5. Add rules for your Community. These should be clear and outline the types of games or content that is acceptable for this Community. Note: this section supports Markdown formatting as follows: link, bold, italics, underline, bulleted list, unordered list.
  6. Read and accept the Twitch Community Guidelines, and then submit. Your Community will be available instantly.

To add an avatar and banner:

  1. You can upload these images once your Community is created. Click Edit from your Community page.
  2. Then click the Change Avatar or Change Cover Image buttons and select the assets from your computer. Your avatar must be a PNG or JPG that is 600x800, and your cover image must be a PNG or JPG that is 1200x180.
  3. Click Save.

Important: All aspects of the Community, including the descriptions and rules, must adhere to the Communities Policies, Twitch Community Guidelines, and Terms of Service.

As a Community leader, you can update the short and long descriptions, as well as the rules anytime by clicking on the Edit button on the Community page.

For more information on managing communities head over to our Communities Policies and Guide article.