Look, I get it. Not everybody is a fan of all of these changes that Twitch is making. However, one change, in particular, drew some serious ire from the streaming community, myself included. Twitch had redesigned the channel interface, and pulled the followers and following quick access buttons within the channel page that would let you, and those who watched you, see who was involved with your community. So I did a bit of UI familiarization and found out how to see who follows you on Twitch after the 2020 redesign. It’s kind of hidden.
Now, I was irked by this change because it was a direct hit to ease of use, but I do understand the potential reasons as to why such a change was made. For example, I can see a two-fold reason as to why this design change ultimately found its way into the final version. Just remember, this is my conjecture, not an official statement from Twitch.
- It put less emphasis on followers as a metric to keep track of, discouraging F4F schemes.
- It helps to reduce the bullying of people who follow you if you become a target;
- If it is harder to see who follows a channel, then people are less likely to harass your followers if the bullies target you & your community.
While it has been removed from the convenient location on your channel page, it isn’t gone. The question to ask now is: Where is your followers list now?
See who follows you within the Stream Manager
The Stream Manager is Twitch’s attempt to unify their once fragmented settings pages. In it, you can find just about all of the tools available to a streamer on Twitch. With that said, It is still missing a few though, and so the relic of the past settings page is still there. For example, connections, Notifications, and some security/privacy settings. Most everything else is accessible from the new interface.
Now, instead of sifting through layers and layers of options located in several different menus from when the layout was in flux, most is accessible from a single unified interface. This is a big improvement because having three separate settings pages that covered things like your stream key and auto-moderation tools is convoluted, and not very user friendly. You were never quite sure if you were on the correct settings page to find the feature you were looking for.
Now, instead of sifting through layers and layers of options located in several different menus from when the layout was in flux, most is accessible from a single unified interface.
To gain access to it, you must first be logged into a Twitch account, and then click on your avatar/logo icon located in the top right of the website. This will bring up the menu to which you can navigate to your account-specific pages on the website.
Finally, clicking on “Creator Dashboard” will take you to the Stream Manager.
Where can you find your followers list?
In the Creator dashboard menu located on the left side of the screen, you’ll see a list of options:
- Stream Manager
- Streaming Tools
- and Creator Camp
To access the followers list, simply expand “Community” and click on followers list.
The Shortcut method – URL Manipulation
If you are logged in, you can actually navigate directly to the followers list by manipulating a URL. This can save you 3 clicks, and you can simply bookmark it to check it at a later date.
Simply replace “REPLACE-ME” in the url with your channel address, and you will navigate directly to the Followers list.
I included the standard means of navigating to the list so that you are better able to navigate the Twitch Interface, but sometimes you just need to get what you need and go. I get it.