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How to Add Tags on Twitch

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Twitch Tags are an important tool for streamers to allow them to reach a wider audience. They are used to give more description to a live stream, further than just a game or category. They can include game genres (such as Action, Adventure, and Racing), languages (such as English and Spanish), and even information about the game, such as the ‘No Damage’ tag that lets the audience know the streamer is attempting to beat the game without taking any damage!

Adding Tags on Twitch

Tags are simple to add to your Twitch stream!

  1. Step 1

    twitch PMDkat online creator Dashboard

    On Twitch, go to your ‘Creator Dashboard’ (should be at the top left of the website)

  2. Step 2

    twitch creator dashboard stream manager

    Click on ‘Stream Manager’ on the left side.

  3. Step 3

    twitch quick actions edit stream info

    Click on ‘Edit Stream Info’ on the right side under ‘Quick Actions.’

  4. Step 4

    twitch tags

    Go down to ‘Tags’ and type in any tags that you wish to add!

  5. Step 5

    Click done and the desired tags should be added to your stream!

How to Change Tags on Twitch

Some tags will be automatically applied to your stream based on the game that you are playing. For example, a Minecraft streamer will always have the ‘Simulation’ and ‘Adventure Game’ tags. These cannot be removed unless the game category is changed, however, it is possible to remove certain tags that may not be relevant to the game or stream.

  1. Step 1

    twitch PMDkat online creator Dashboard

    On Twitch, go to your ‘Creator Dashboard’ (should be at the top left of the website).

  2. Step 2

    twitch creator dashboard stream manager

    Click on ‘Stream Manager’ on the left side.

  3. Step 3

    twitch quick actions edit stream info

    Click on ‘Edit Stream Info’ on the right side under ‘Quick Actions.’

  4. Step 4

    twitch tags remove racing

    Go down to ‘Tags.’ Any tags that have the small cross next to them can be removed by clicking the cross. For example, in this picture, I can remove the racing tag!

  5. Step 5

    Click done and all of the changes should successfully update!

Are Twitch Tags Important?

Using Twitch Tags can be very important, as it can help greatly improve the discoverability of your stream. Particularly if you take the time to find a niche and unique tags that fit your stream well, it will mean that anyone who searches for those terms will have a much higher chance of finding your stream.

Good Twitch Tags To Use

Now let’s go over some of the best tags to use!

  1. 1. AMA

    AMA or ‘Ask Me Anything’ lets the viewers know that they can do just that, ask the streamer anything! This works best for streamers in the ‘Just Chatting’ section but can be applicable to games where the gameplay is more casual too! Just be careful and make sure that you set clear limits with what types of questions you are okay with being asked!

  2. 2. Playing With Viewers

    Although this will not always be applicable, the ‘Playing With Viewers’ tag can be powerful in letting potential viewers know that they are able to join in whatever game you are playing for an inclusive experience! This works very well for any games that viewers are easily able to join, such as Marbles On Stream!

  3. 3. Modded

    This tag lets the viewers know that the stream does not involve a vanilla experience of whatever game is being played (that is, there is at least 1 mod that changes the game). This can be a positive or negative influence, as it might deter newer players from wanting to watch, but can also draw in more experienced players and entice them to watch.

Conclusion

Hopefully, you now understand the benefits of using tags in your Twitch stream and understand how to do so! I would recommend taking the time and find some tags that will set your stream apart from others and implement those!

About the Author

Brodie

Brodie is an Australian University Student with a passion for gaming! He is also a Twitch streamer at PMDkat where he plays a variety of games!

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