With Microsoft’s acquisition of Ninja to their video game streaming platform Mixer, the company has worked hard to provide the service with a host of new features. In this new update, Microsoft is combating bot spam with a new validation method called Streamer Review.

The goal of this new validation system is to monitor new accounts made on the website to make sure they’re not bots. Instead of being able to sign up with any email address, new Mixer accounts will need to login with their Microsoft account; a 24-hour waiting period will be in place before they can start their first “camera capable stream”.

if you use a camera while streaming on Xbox through native broadcasting, you will be prompted to renew your stream key on Mixer.com. Here’s what you need to do:

    1. On your browser, sign into Mixer with your linked Microsoft Account (MSA).
    2. Navigate to your “Broadcast Dashboard” page, and click on the “Broadcast” tab.
    3. Select “Get Started” inside the “Broadcast” tab.
    4. Watch the required Mixer Safety Video.
    5. Once video is complete, your account will enter a 24-hour review period.
    6. Once the 24-hour countdown is complete, return to your “Broadcast” tab to read and sign the Streamer Pledge.

The other new feature that Microsoft is introducing is Mixer’s very own Catbot moderation and chat restrictions. When you flip the “Restrict Chat Access” switch on, you will have the ability to set a specific channel rank restriction on who can chat, ranging from 1 to 100. For example, if you set the level to 30, only users who have reached level 30 or higher in your channel can join in on the conversation; everyone else will stay muted.

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