Probably you reached a point in your streaming career, when you have more than 100+ viewers, followers and subscriber. This is the time when many message will flood you, and you need to have some command or mod to be able to manage these feedbacks. Also, there’s a chance that some of them will be funny or bothering message, therefore you need to block them for a certain time.
Twitch mods, are helping you at the time of the streaming to manage viewers feedbacks, messages. Moderate the chat conversion and sometime do things like block, unblock, kick people from your stream. With Twitch Commands this job can be done easily and quickly. The mod just need to type in some code and it will make the certain task. But firstly, as a streamer, you need to give the user the mod permission on Twitch.
Twitch is nowadays one of the best streamer platform, where you can broadcast anything from gaming to talk shows, from cooking to live events. Let’s see how you can or your mod can use Twitch Chat Commands.
What are Twitch Chat Commands?
Twitch commands is some line of code, that you can type into chat as a streamer or a mod, and It will do the desired job. For example you can type into block with the username and the user won’t be able to send any message. You don’t need to learn programming to use these, and all of them have a descriptive name as we mentioned before.
There are some basic or main Twitch commands that you can use, but with third party plugins or some modification you can add new ones as well. Let’s see what are the basic ones.
Basic Twitch Chat Commands
Twitch created a whole article, about the all basic commands which are built-into the platform, but check out what are the main ones.
- /block USERNAME (eg: /block botusername) – With this command you can instantly ban a user, then the user are no longer able to send any message or whisper.
- /unblock USERNAME (eg: /unblock botusername) – Do the opposite of banning, you can whitelist the banned user, and afterwards the user can send messages
- /w USERNAME CHATMESSAGE (eg: /w botusername please do not follow this behavior.) – This command allows you to send a private message to one of your viewer.
- /timeout USERNAME SECOND (eg: /timeout botusername 600) – The chat command is temporarily ban a user for the desired time. In the example we set 600 second, which is 10 min.
- /announce MESSAGE (eg: /announce League of Legends gaming starts in 10 min!) – You can create a highlighted message on the chat.
- /emoteonly – On the chat only emote icons are allowed.
- /host USERNAME (eg: /host botusername) – You can host another channel.
- /mod USERNAME (eg: /mod botusername) – Add mod privileges to a new user.
- /unmod USERNAME (eg: /unmod botusername) – Of course, you can withdraws the mod permission
You just need to type in to the chat these commands, and it will do the task. Of course only the streamer and the mods are allowed to use these. Check out other ones at Twitch.
Let’s see how you can create your own commands, to show social links, automated tasks or general anounces with just one word.
How to add new Chat Commands?
To able to add new chat commands, you need a third party plugin provider – a chat bot. The best ones are Nightbot, Streamelements, or Streamlabs chat bots. With all of the providers, basically to add a new commands are the same. Streamers mostly use Nightbot, which is give you one of the best options to create new commands, and do modifications on the bot. However Streamlabs also a good choice, with the built-in option to receive donations.
The first step with all of them is to connect your account to the platform. With Streamlabs you just need to use your Twitch account and login into the platform. With that you’re giving the permission to use all of their services, like donation and notification. Also you can use their software to stream, called Streamlabs OBS.
How to add new command with Nightbot as a Mod
With Nightbot, you have one of the easiest job. If you want to add a new command just need to type into the chat. For example you can create a command, where the chatbot send a message.
/!commands add !start Hello Guys! We are starting the streaming soon!
And that’s it. The Nightbot will give you a response, that the new command is added.
To edit the added command, do the following:
/!commands edit !start Hello Guys! The stream started!
And if you want to delete just simply type:
/!commands delete !start
What’s your best command?
Do you use other third party chatbot? Or you already set up some custom Twitch chat commands? Let us know in the comments!