Twitch’s goal is to connect content producers or those who just want to have fun, with the public. To expand this engagement, the platform provides a reward system for challenges, where followers can redeem “gifts” during transmissions. See how to enable Twitch channel points.
How the points and rewards system works
In general, channel points are generated for each follower/subscriber as they watch your broadcast live, subscribe to the channel, redeem bonuses, participate in raids, and so on. They are literally rating points, which can be redeemed on the channel itself.
The challenge that the audience can rescue varies from channel to channel and depends on the configurations the host makes. For example: for 500 points you can send a highlighted message in the chat, or for 1000 points you can ask the streamer to pay for the redeemed gift (let’s say telling a joke).
As the points are only accumulated as a person interacts with your channel, this can only redeem points when the host is live, after all, if he is offline he will not be able to pay the gift.
By default, Twitch already brings some challenges and a certain number of points needed for their respective redemptions. However, you can customize this feature, including changing how much each gift costs and your channel’s “currency” name.
How to enable points and rewards on Twitch
- Log into your Twitch channel on your computer;
- Click on your profile icon in the upper right corner of the screen;
- Select the “Settings” option (with a gear icon beside it);
- On the page that opens, go to “Channel and Videos”;
- Note the column on the left side that will appear. Click on “Community”;
- Finally, choose “Channel Points”;
- To activate your channel points, just activate the key next to “Enable Channel Points”.
How to customize your points and rewards
To customize your channel’s currency (with custom name and avatar) follow all the way from the previous tutorial, and when you get to the “Channel Points” screen, click on “Edit” next to the “Customize Points Display” option.
A screen like the one shown below will be displayed. Here, you can choose a name for your points and upload an avatar.
To customize the rewards your audience can redeem with points, just click on “Manage Rewards & Challenges”. On the screen that appears, you can change existing rewards, create new ones, select a redemption limit per stream (if you like), and how much each one will cost.
That’s it! Have fun interacting with your audience!