Twitch reveals new extension experiences

Twitch reveals new extension experiences

This weekend saw thousands of streamers and fans descend upon Los Angeles for Twitch's annual TwitchCon event. 

The event featured a wealth of panels and talks, including highlights from the company's CEO Emmett Shear. 

New extensions

On Friday, Shear revealed a new range of extensions for streamers. The extensions included Snap Camera by Snap, which lets creators use Snapchat's virtual lenses in their streams, and Character Trigger by Adobe, which gives creators a host of animation, including the ability to animate themselves.

Twitch also revealed a new shopping extension which lets fans buy merch directly rather than having to navigate to third-party sites. Design By Humans and FaZr Clan are currently the first to release a storefront, but more creators are coming soon. 

Fundraising platform Tiltify now also has it's on Twitch extension. Now viewers can donate directly to Tiltify causes without needing to leave a stream.

Browser-based battle royale style game is now available as a Twitch extension too. Streamers can launch the game and viewers can participate. 

Twitch has also brought classic arcade title Dragon's Lair on to the platform as part of the Twitch Arcade Extension. Viewers can play the game themselves and compete for high scores within a streamer's community. 

The GameOn Tournament Organiser by Amazon now allows streamers to create community tournaments through Twitch. Creators can choose the title, game, starting and end dates, as well as set how many players can take part.

Amazon has also introduced Blacksmith, an extension for creators to showcase their favourite products and earn revenue through the sale of those products via the Amazon Associates program. 

Finally, Twitch now has a new D&D extension. D&D Beyond lets streamers display statistics about characters, and it updates in real-time as those characters lose hitpoints or gain skills. 


Danielle Partis is editor of and former editor of She was named Journalist of the Year at the MCV Women in Games Awards 2019, as well as in the MCV 30 under 30 2020. Prior to Steel Media, she wrote about music and games at Team Rock.