We know how important having a high quality monetization experience is for your Twitch Extensions. To help you ship monetized Extensions with a higher degree of confidence, we’re making it easier to test Bits in Extensions on your own channel. Developers can now activate Bits-enabled Extension versions that are in a testing state on their own channel without needing Partner or Affiliate status and Bits used in the Extension won’t be deducted from their wallet. Please note that if you are trying to use Bits on a channel which is not your own, it will consume those Bits on released SKUs regardless of the Extension state. The table below summarizes the changes.
Previously, this functionality was only available with product SKUs in development. For more details, you can refer to the documentation.
Next up, we are exploring ways to improve testing Bits-in-Extensions including released versions. As we reach product milestones that enable this functionality we will make an announcement so stay tuned for more.
As always, please let us know your feedback so that we can continue to improve the tools you rely on to build on Twitch.