Twitch is a video-streaming platform that offers a place to millions of gamers to watch gameplay streaming and also broadcast their matches.

Twitch allows gamers to play, stream and commentate on their favorite gaming titles. It also extends to the category of non-gaming content like music streams, radio shows and so on.

Earlier, there was a pre-determined set of tags for users to choose from. But recently, Twitch rolled out a feature granting users the control to add custom tags to their streams.

With customizable tags, Twitch users are able to present themselves to the world and get discovered on their own terms. However, many (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) are finding it difficult to navigate through the new tag system.


I don’t know why @Twitch @TwitchSupport decided to remove pre-existing tags it’s so difficult to find any Queer creators. The discoverability on the platform has become worse than it already is.

This is the first time I’ve noticed Twitch has changed the tag system. Faaaaaack. No idea what to put in there! I preferred the list of options!

Many are also reporting that the introduction of customizable tags update interferes with the language tags as well. Users can’t find the suitable tag for the preferred language to stream their videos in.


This is incredibly frustrating many as Twitch is not filtering languages for users anymore. Moreover, it also doesn’t allow the use of special symbols.

Twitch is resetting tags and is no longer filtering languages properly. English tag will filter out English streams.

If anything, the new customizable tags update has left many Twitch users more frustrated than happy since they are unable to find the list of language tags and pre-determined set of old tags.

Official acknowledgment

Fortunately, Twitch support has acknowledged the issue related to the customizable tags update and is currently working on a fix.


There is no workaround that can help users mitigate the issue temporarily. There’s also no timeframe for the fix. But we’ll keep track of the developments and update the article accordingly.

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