In December 2019, the Twitch Channel Points had their big launch. While you could spoil your viewers with alerts, emotes or sub badges until now, your viewers now have the opportunity to collect points. They can redeem these points for rewards from their favorite streamer – you. Your viewers collect points for various actions:
- Viewtime: The longer someone watches your stream, the more points they get (10 minutes = 10 points).
- Raid: if your viewers take part in one of your raids, they receive 250 points.
- Follow: Every new follower is not only welcomed by you, but also by 300 points.
- Extra points: You can also earn extra points for the first cheer of the month or as a particularly hard-working viewer.
- Last but not least: If someone watches you for a while, they will find a chest next to their points at certain intervals, which contains special bonuses
The Twitch Channel Points are especially useful for new viewers to interact with you. You decide how many points someone needs to redeem for a highlighted message in your chat, for example. You can set higher reward goals for your loyal viewers who have been in your community for a long time. For some examples, see the Twitch Channel Point rewards below.
First, we’ll show you how to use the points for yourself as a streamer and how individualized icons are mandatory.