Twitch streamers will be able to ban users from watching their streams

Twitch is rolling out an update next month that will finally allow streamers to block banned users from viewing their streams. Currently, Twitch allows you to ban users from the chat section of a stream, but they can still view streams. This has been a long-standing issue for streamers, who have had to deal with banned users continuing to harass them in their chat or even by viewing their streams.

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The new update will address this issue by automatically blocking banned users from viewing streams. This will be done through a new setting that will be available to streamers in September. When this setting is enabled, any user who is banned from a stream will be booted out of chat and their stream will be blocked from their view.

The new setting will not prevent banned users from viewing VODs or clips, but Twitch has said that they plan to add this functionality in a future update.

While this is a welcome update, it is important to note that Twitch still allows anyone to watch streams without an account. This means that a banned user could simply log out of the service or use a browser incognito window to continue watching a stream. However, the new setting will make it more difficult for banned users to harass streamers, and it is a step in the right direction.

You can see all the information on the Twitch podcast Patch Notes.