Twitch has introduced a brand new feature called “Community Gifting” that will allow users to gift a custom amount of subscribers to any given channel at once.
Users can choose to gift Tier 1, 2, or 3 subscriptions, and up to 100 subscribers can be gifted at once.
The process to using the Community Gifting feature is simple: the user must first select the option under the ‘Gift a Sub’ tab on the channel of their choice
Once chosen, a new screen will pop up allowing the user to choose a preset number of subs to gift, or enter a custom number of their choosing.
Once the price for the gifted subs is payed for, the channel will receive the subs and the notifications will also pop up in the chat, showing every single sub that was gifted.
As for the gift recipients, Twitch has an algorithm in place that allows them to select the viewers that will receive the gifted subscription.
We use an algorithm to help us select gift recipients starting with eligible viewers in chat, then followers, mods, and other factors that identify members of a community. Our algorithm also avoids giving trolls subs and we are constantly improving our algorithm to detect this behavior.
Although there is no way for the user who is doing the gifting to pick and choose each viewer who will receive the subs, Twitch is looking to adding that as an option in the future.
Q. Can I choose all of my gift recipients when gifting to the community?
A. Not at the moment, but you’re not the first person to ask! We love hearing feedback and will look into incorporating it into future improvements.
For more information about the new Community Gifting feature, visit the official announcement page for it here.