Twitch has rolled out a new feature ‘Guest Star’.
Guest Star makes it possible for anyone to pull up to five speakers into a stream at once. Creators can can host and manage guests from Twitch Studio and OBS, the streaming software of choice for many of the app’s more advanced creators.
Guest Star can be enabled through the creator dashboard where it’s now available to everyone.
With Guest Star, streamers can directly invite guests or tap members of chat to join. Viewers in chat can also ask to be featured on stream, providing another way for creators to incentivize and reward their supporters.
Hopping into someone else’s stream just requires clicking a pop-up notification and guests can join with either video or just audio enabled, a setting that the host can determine and toggle on and off.
Moderation tools give hosts a few ways to manage what guests do, including controlling their audio levels, disabling video like we mentioned and ultimately giving them the boot if they misbehave.