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TwitchCon Las Vegas is set to begin later this week. In advance of the festivities, Twitch has announced that it’s rolling out a new stories feature to the Twitch mobile app.
“By building stories into the Twitch experience, we’ve made it easier for you to reach your community directly on Twitch,” wrote senior product manager Eduardo Fenili on Twitch’s blog. “Access to eligible streamers will roll out gradually by the end of the week and on an ongoing basis as streamers meet the minimum eligibility requirements.”
Stories on Twitch will function just like the feature does on other social media apps. Qualified users can post pictures, text messages, or clips that will disappear after 48 hours. Viewers will be able to see stories from the…