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Twitch takes on social networking with newly rolled-out Pulse platform

Twitch takes on social networking with newly rolled-out Pulse platform

Twitch is introducing further social tools for streamers and users with its new Pulse platform.

Pulse will allow Twitch streamers to post status updates and content even when they are not streaming. Followers of the channel will be able to comment on these posts and react with emotes.

The Pulse feeds will be displayed on the front page of Twitch for friends and followers of a channel. It will also be added to the mobile app so users can stay connected at all times.

Full social

The platform won't only be available to streamers, however. Any logged-in user can post to Pulse and interact with their friends, much like any other social media service currently available.

The roll-out comes just days after Twitter announced plans to stream eSports tournaments directly through its platform. 15 tournaments are already signed up for the service and a highlight show will be produced once a week exclusive to Twitter.


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