Twitch bug where creators can't select category or it shows blank gets acknowledged

Owned by Amazon, Twitch is one of the most popular streaming platforms on the internet. Launched in 2011, it has become the go-to place for many to watch their favorite streamers play video games, music broadcasts amongst many other things.

The service has grown enormously and as of February 2021, had 9 million streamers, with each streamer having 25 million viewers on average. While Twitch rarely goes down, some technical issues do affect users every once in a while.


That being said, Twitch creators are now reporting that they are facing trouble setting a category for their stream. While many say that the app is preventing them from setting any category at all, others are complaining that even if they tap a category, the field remains blank.

Moreover, it looks like the bug is preventing users from changing their stream title as well, which is really frustrating for those not having access to the desktop.

Twitch streamers say they are afraid being unable to set their preferred categories might affect their viewership. Creators say they tried reinstalling the app and clearing app data, but it makes no difference.


@TwitchSupport Good morning friends I’m having a issue with my dashboard after today’s update when I pick a game to stream under the category option it wont show up. Any fixes would be greatly appreciated have a very nice day.

What about the game category it won’t let me select a game that I’m stream I click it it comes up blank I re open the app doesn’t fix anything and twitch on Xbox it won’t pop up saying include audio or it won’t pop up saying I’m live on my Xbox@TwitchSupport

Thankfully, Twitch Support has shed some light on the matter and said that they are aware of the issue and are working on a fix. However, there is no ETA on when the fix will be implemented.

In the meantime, Twitch creators who are unable to set a category or edit their stream title can do so by using the website. Nonetheless, we will be keeping an eye out on the bug and update this article as and when required, so make sure you stay tuned.

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Anurag Chawake

My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.