Twitch announces new Extensions program to let streamers customize their pages

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Twitch announced a major update to its channel pages today in the form of a new extensions program that will let streamers customize their channels with third-party developer extensions.

There will be over 20 extensions available at launch, including more generic ones like polls or a leaderboard for top fans, to game-specific ones that can display things like a streamer’s current Destiny loadout or Overwatch statistics. Streamers will be able to directly integrate these extensions into live video, too. While many streamers have already been using tools like this for a while, the fact that Twitch is building extensions directly into the platform should make it easier for more people to take advantage of the tools.

Of particular note is…

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