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Are Twitch making it hard to find Shroud’s channel?

Published: 25/Oct/2019 14:26 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 15:44

by David Purcell

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Finding Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek’s Twitch channel is proving to be difficult following his shock move to Mixer, with many fans venting their frustrations online.

The mega popular gaming star is best known for his pinpoint aiming in first-person shooter games and has built an incredible following by streaming games. 

However, those looking for his Twitch channel on October 25 – a platform he has announced he will no longer be streaming on – have been unable to find it via the search function and it’s unclear as to why that is the case.

Twitch / shroudShroud has been stripped of his official Twitch checkmark, despite having millions of followers and subscribers.

Shroud agreed an exclusive deal with Microsoft‘s very own live streaming platform, Mixer, just a day before these issues first surfaced, announcing the move using his official Twitter account. His new Mixer channel already has nearly 350,000 followers. 

In that announcement, he stated that it would be a case of: “same shroud, new home”, but it appears that his old home has actually disappeared. The reason behind the problems are unconfirmed at the time of writing and it is possible that it is a technical difficulty of some sort. 

It’s worth noting that the channel can still be accessed by searching for it on Google or visiting its web address on Twitch. 

Dexerto ScreenshotSome Twitch streamers are using Shroud’s name in the titles, while channels with ‘shroud’ in the name do appear.

Given the controversial nature of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ exit earlier this year – when he was not only stripped of his official checkmark but also had adult content promoted on his channel – fans of shroud appear to be worried that he could be suffering the same fate. 

“Search shroud on Twitch and get everybody else but him,” one tweeted, pointing out that other people with his name in their descriptions were appearing instead. 

TwitterMany people are having difficulties finding shroud’s channel on Twitch.

Another added: “How is this fair Twitch? When you search up shroud on Twitch his channel doesn’t appear. This is wrong!”

With over seven million followers, shroud’s Twitch channel remains one of the biggest, but it’s a bad day for fans who want to watch his old videos.

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Some TikTok users getting ability to make 3-minute long videos

Published: 3/Dec/2020 0:48

by Tanner Pierce

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Some TikTok users are reporting that they have been given the ability to upload three-minute long videos to the platform. Previously, users were able to upload videos with a 60-second maximum, meaning the new update will triple the length of time clips can be.

Currently, TikTok only allows for 60-second videos which, while that might not exactly be considered “short”, allows user to very quickly browse through them without much searching.

While previous rumor and speculation have indicated that fans are able to upload content outside of that 60-second restriction if they upload a video from their camera roll, many creators have had to live with minute-long videos for quite some time now. Fast forward to December 2020, and that might be changing soon.

Matt Navarra
Some TikTok content creators have been told that they are now allowed to upload 3-minute long videos.

As originally noticed by Social Media Commentator Matt Navarra and originally reported by The Verge, TikTok has started issuing notices to certain creators that they are now able to upload three-minute long videos to the platform, triple the previous amount of time.

Currently, it’s unknown how widely available the feature is. According to the notice, creators who have been given this feature are told they have gotten “early access”, so it’s possible and incredibly likely that only a very few, select amount of people have the ability to create three-minute long videos and that it’ll remain like that for a while.

Unfortunately, beyond this, there’s no other information available about the feature. There’s also no timetable as to when it will be available to all content creators or if it ever will become available to others. It also has yet to even be officially acknowledged by the company in any capacity, with no notice posted to their Twitter account or website, so it may come down to the fact that they want to see how it does before they even talk about it.

All in all, it’ll be interesting to see what happens with this feature in the future. Given the fact that 60-seconds is a relatively short amount of time, it makes sense to have longer videos on the platform. Still, it remains to be seen how the company will handle it in the future.