Science & Technology

What is IRL streaming on Twitch?

The abbreviation “IRL” is thrown around frequently by the online community to differentiate someone’s virtual life from the one they live when they’re not in front of a computer screen. The popular phrase, which is short for “in real life,” is more than just a concept on streaming platforms like Twitch, though. For many streamers, the term also represents a form of content that can be leveraged to attract viewers who want to watch more than just your typical video game stream. IRL streams have existed on Twitch dating back