Good Monday to you! As a creator, there's no escaping the soul-crushing negativity that sometimes comes from putting yourself out there. Whether it's a troll who says the perfect thing to get under your skin or someone trying to help but doing so on a day you're already feeling out of sorts, the effect is the same: Self-doubt, imposter syndrome, frustration, anger, and exhaustion by the whole thing. It can be a tricky thing to manage. And I hate to say it, but I don't think it's something you can ever truly escape! Some people have a strong enough ego to ignore it, but that may not be true for everyone (it certainly isn't for me.) Instead, knowing that it comes with being a creator, you'll need to figure out your strategies to manage it.
In that realm, I'm curious about how often negativity (regardless of the source) impacts you AND how you handle it! Anonymously submit your answers here! And with that, let's get into this week's news!
- Many Twitch creators experienced the effects of a hack this weekend. A third party managed to use this exploit to send self-promotion and curse words by the broadcaster in their own chat. The exploit took advantage of the extension Pando, StreamAlertsTV (and possibly others) to hijack messaging capabilities. It appears contained now, but you might want to review your connections or reset your password.
- Are you frustrated by the changes to Modview? Twitch has introduced an option to bring back the old UI.
- Streamers in the European Union must complete a new tax interview on Twitch to comply with DAC7, new tax regulations.
- Twitch is relaunching its show Let's Chat, previously hosted by DjWheat in 2021.
- The Time to Stream Research tab is now permanent and released to all creators.
- Twitch is discontinuing support for Twitch Studio on Mac.
- A new ad will soon appear on mobile devices at the top of the Following tab called the Headliner.
- Guest Star is adding Name Plate settings.
- AutoMod Smart Detection was released to 2x the creators.
- Former Twitch CPO has announced he is joining WhatNot as CPO.
- Twitch was given its largest fine yet (and sixth overall) by the Russian government for failing to localize data.
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