Twitch is a major streaming platform but mainly for live streams, but this might change in the future thanks to a new update. Polygon released an article that announced the following.
Twitch is primarily known as the premier place to watch livestreamed gameplay, but the company is ready to diversify. Users can now opt into an open beta that will let them upload videos to the platform, the company announced, giving them a new set of options for sharing their content with viewers.
“When you upload a video, you don’t have to be on your toes, live on-stream,” the company explained in a blog post. “Anyone can record and edit full game playthroughs, step-by-step tutorials, highlight reels, montages, or any other videos that now have a home on Twitch.”
Alongside edited video uploads, users will have the chance to download previous live broadcasts that can be recut into new, original videos. Uploads won’t ever expire and can be viewed whether a streamer is online or offline. Followers will receive notifications when new content is uploaded, and users can check out their growth stats.
This more or less allows Twitch to have pre-recorded videos up on its site, not unlike the major video platform that is YouTube.