Twitch’s latest features highlight channels’ top fans

The majority of Twitch’s product announcements lately have been focused around new tools or expanded money-making opportunities for its video creators. Today, the company is instead launching new features for viewers – one related to Twitch’s 60-second video snippets called Clips and another to its virtual tipping mechanism, Cheering.

Starting today, “Clip Champs” and “Top Cheerers,” as these new features are called, will begin rolling out. The goal is with the additions is to better recognize those fans who regularly engage with and share creators’ content.Viewers who publish at least one video clip from a channel per week over the course of four weeks can earn Clip Champ status, as long as those Clips combined deliver a to...