Despite being much smaller than Twitch and YouTube, Microsoft’s Mixer streaming service has received praise for its focus on creating a positive, toxicity-free community. Mixer’s new Streamer Review System, which will go into effect on September 4, is the next step in the company’s effort to improve the Mixer experience for streamers and viewers.
Starting September 4th, Mixer streamers will need to go through different steps before being able to start a new stream, including the renewal of their personal stream key. The process will require linking your Mixer account to your MSA account (if not done already), watching the required Mixer Safety Video, and then waiting for 24 hours before signing the Streamer Pledge.
Verified channels and Mixer partners won’t be required to go through this multi-step process, and for everyone else an early opt-in period from August 28 – September 4 will allow them to renew their stream key and skip the 24-hour review period after September 4.
It remains to be seen if this new Streamer Review System will be able to keep toxic creators away, but the company also announced some new moderation tools for content creators. With Chat restrictions, streamers will be able to request viewers to take some actions before being granted access to the comment section, and the Catbot auto-moderation tool has also been updated with more granular controls.
Do you think these latest changes will help Mixer to remain a positive and welcoming community? Let us know in the comments below.Further reading: Mixer, Video Games