VentureBeat is reporting that Facebook Gaming is adding a dashboard and toolkit to help streamers deal with trolls.
Facebook Gaming is tied with Microsoft for a distant third placing among game steaming services with 3% market share. The company is working hard to change that, however, and its latest features is sure to win fans, namely the ability to limit the impact of trolls.
According to VentureBeat, “with the new toolkit, creators and moderators will still be able to remove comments, mute viewers for a short period of time or ban people from their Page or stream. Once someone is banned they will still be able to watch the stream but won’t be able to comment or react to the stream or other people, and their previous comments will be removed.”
Facebook worked with the Fair Play Alliance, a coalition of companies dedicated to promoting healthy online gaming. Together, they worked to create rules that would help tackle the growing problem of online trolls and harassment. As popular streamer Melonie Mac highlighted in an interview, this is especially a problem for women streamers, and the new tools have already improved her experience on the platform.