It took an entire year, but Kick’s streaming platform has been updated with a feature that many think should have been one of the site’s first considerations – a report button. Since going live one whole year ago, Kick.com has faced many controversies and scandals, often fuelled by racist, sexist, and downright bizarre communities and channels.
It’s on a huge downturn at the moment, viewership is dropping, and despite a few miraculous events – such as one streamer landing 800,000 peak viewers – it’s fading out of relevance across all social platforms.
But there’s now a report button, so that’s something.
That’s Right – One Whole Year
Although it was added to the platform on October 6th, ‘Kick Support’ on Twitter didn’t notify users of the change until the 16th of October. A simple tweet highlighted that users can now report streams that breach Kick’s ‘Community Guidelines’.
👮 Kick Report Button 👮
You can now report a stream easily if it's in breach of Kick Community Guidelines
Hit the button at the bottom right and select the reason
Efforts will be taken to address all reports promptly
Before this change was made, the only way to report malicious streams was to email Kick.com and provide enough information for them to look into your claim. Because Kick.com was built in 2005, or something.
In a strange twist to the update, Kick stressed in the change notes that the platform ‘can get rowdy’ and highlighted that users wanting ‘total control over their environment at all times’ will have a tough time on Kick.
Are you still using Kick as either a creator or a viewer?