Twitch, the streaming platform owned by Amazon, has been going from stumbling to stumbling in recent times, generating constant discomfort in both users and creators.
To the reduction in the percentage of income that content creators will receive or the technical problems suffered a few days ago in the celebration of the Ringcraft event, being described by some as the worst event in the history of Twitch, is now added the arrival of a limitation temporary that excludes users who use a different browser than those currently supported: Chrome, Edge and Firefox.
The announcement has only arrived in the form of a tweet and at the moment there is no support page that can provide more information, promising that it will arrive “soon”, leaving many users uncertain, and where the only thing that is known is that this temporary measure, as he clarified shortly after Twitch CPO Tom Verrilli will try to combat botnet networks dedicated to promoting hate within the platform.
Specifically, it states that:
Unfortunately, this is what goes into the job of making Twitch secure. People need to use a non-preferred browser today to stop tomorrow’s hate raid
Users of other browsers such as Safari or Brave also point out on social networks and other platforms that they can still access the service and make use of all its functions normally, but it will be a matter of time before some of the functions, such as for making purchases or logging in, stop working if one of the three mentioned browsers is not used.
The worst part of the situation is that this will leave out users of Safari, one of the largest web browsers in terms of market share.belonging to Apple and one of the favorites of Mac users.
Basically, the problem is in the way in which the platform has been managing communications towards the user community in recent times, where more doubts are left than certainties, without clarifying for the moment that it has browsers that do not offer others to try to fight botnets.
It is also not known how long the measure will last, and if any further security improvements will be made so that situations such as those experienced in recent times do not happen again.
The truth is that the accumulation of events is causing some creators to be looking at other platforms.