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Three tips to level up your streaming game

Here are some tips that will help you become a better streamer.

Three tips to level up your streaming game

As streamers, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve, whether it's about connecting with your audience, confidence or self-promotion. Here are three tips to become a better streamer. 

1. Add notes to people’s usernames

Did you know that you can add notes to people’s usernames in your Twitch chat? Just click on their username in chat and then click on the pencil icon next to their name. You can write whatever you want here. The best part is that it’ll appear next to their name in chat. This way you can keep track of time zones, help you identify regulars or remember past incidents. By keeping track of these things, you can have more personal interactions and have your viewers feel like they are really part of a community.

2. Turn your viewer count off

You need to turn your viewer count off while you’re streaming. Your streams shouldn’t be based on how many viewers are present, because then you’re playing a mental game that you’re never going to win. If the number is higher than you usually get, you might feel pressured. If it’s lower than you usually get, you’ll start to feel bad about yourself. 

Without the distraction of constantly checking the viewer count, you can focus more on creating engaging content and interacting with your audience. This can lead to more meaningful conversations and a better overall experience for both the streamer and the viewers. So turn the viewer count off and be present during your streams. 

3. Don’t post horizontal clips on vertical platforms

Stop posting horizontal clips on vertical platforms like TikTok, YouTube Shorts and Instagram Reels. These platforms are designed to be viewed on people’s phones and posting vertical clips ensures that viewers can watch the content in its intended orientation whilst maximizing real estate on the screen. Use StreamLadder to turn your Twitch clips into horizontal content. Head on over to, upload your clip or post your link in the bar, crop your content as you see fit – and voila! You now have a vertical video ready to go from a Twitch clip. 

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