To ensure a safe and inclusive platform, and align user experiences with expectations while providing clarity in policies, Twitch has updated its Community Guidelines, specifically the Attire Policy, to address the trend of implied nudity among streamers.
Key Policy Changes
- Prohibition of Implied Nudity: Streamers are now prohibited from using visual cues like censor bars to imply nudity.
- Opaque Clothing Requirement: All clothing must be fully opaque, disallowing sheer or partially see-through materials.
- Strict Content Categorization: Content must be accurately categorized, especially for scenarios like poolside or hot tub streams. Non-compliance may result in enforcement actions.
While the update is a step towards balancing creative freedom with community standards, Twitch plans future enhancements to sustain a respectful and comfortable streaming environment in the form of Blurring thumbnails for 'Sexual Themes' content and User settings to filter content based on personal preferences.