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Last Updated: Jul 22, 2016 08:01AM PDT

Chat Commands

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Broadcasters and channel moderators appointed by the broadcaster are equipped with a set of commands and features that will allow them to closely monitor and moderate the chat. These features and commands range from giving a user a quick timeout to built in anti-spam.

To use any command or chat feature simply type the required command into the text-box and hit enter.
Please note that words surrounded by the "less than" (<) and "greater than" (>) symbols indicate a required value, for example: <username> would require a username (i.e. “Justin”).
A word surrounded by square brackets ([ and ]) indicate an optional value, for example: [seconds] could optionally be left out, or replaced by a number of seconds (i.e. 10).
The symbols themselves ([, ], <, and >) are not to be included into the text box when entering your command.

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Mods
This command will display a list of all chat moderators for that specific channel.
Usage: /mods

Color
Allows you to change the color of your username. Normal users can choose between Blue, Coral, DodgerBlue, SpringGreen, YellowGreen, Green, OrangeRed, Red, GoldenRod, HotPink, CadetBlue, SeaGreen, Chocolate, BlueViolet, and Firebrick. Twitch Turbo users can use any Hex value (i.e: #000000).
Usage (Non-Turbo): /color <colorname>
Usage (Turbo): /color <hex value> or /color <colorname>

Ignore
This command will allow you to block all messages from a specific user in chat and whispers if you do not wish to see their comments.
​Usage (chat): /ignore <name>, or click on a username and then on the Ignore button on the user badge that appears.
Usage (whisper): Click on the cog at the top of the whisper window, and then on “Block <username>”. You’ll be asked to provide one of three reasons for ignoring the user.

Unignore
This command will allow you to remove users from your ignore list that you previously added.
Usage: /unignore <name>, or click on the Unignore button which replaces the Ignore button, or type “/unignore <username>”.

Me
This command will color your text based on your chat name color. Many channels will ban for the use of this as it can be seen as spam so use at your own risk.
​Usage: /me <text>

Disconnect
This command will simply disconnect you from the chat server. To reconnect, simply refresh the page.
Usage: /disconnect

Timeout
This command allows you to temporarily ban someone from the chat room for 10 minutes by default. This will be indicated to yourself and the temporarily banned subject in chat on a successful temporary ban. A new timeout command will overwrite an old one.
The command also supports banning for a specific set of time via the optional [seconds] value.
To clear a timeout, either use the Unban command or overwrite the current timeout with a new, 1-second one.
Usage: /timeout <username> [seconds], or clicking the clock symbol either directly in chat or on the user badge which appears when clicking on a username.

Ban
This command will allow you to permanently ban a user from the chat room.
Usage: /ban <username>, or by clicking the Cancel symbol either directly in chat or on the user badge which appears when clicking on a username.

Unban
This command will allow you to lift a permanent ban on a user from the chat room. You can also use this command to end a ban early; this also applies to timeouts.
Usage: /unban <username>, or by clicking the Unban button which replaces the Ban button.

Slow
This command allows you to set a limit on how often users in the chat room are allowed to send messages (rate limiting).
Usage: /slow <seconds>
Note: Twitch Partners with a Subscription Button can allow their Subscribers to bypass the slow mode filter if they so wish to do so by going to their dashboard and navigating to their subscriptions tab.

Slowoff
This command allows you to disable slow mode if you had previously set it.
Usage: /slowoff

Subscribers
This command allows you to set your room so only users subscribed to you can talk in the chat room. If you don't have the subscription feature it will only allow the Broadcaster and the channel moderators to talk in the chat room.
Usage: /subscribers
Note: Subscriptions are a premium feature for select partners that require a paid purchase for the viewer to participate.

Subscribersoff
This command allows you to disable subscribers only chat room if you previously enabled it.
Usage: /subscribersoff
Note: Subscriptions are a premium feature for select partners that require a paid purchase for the viewer to participate.

Clear
This command will allow the Broadcaster and chat moderators to completely wipe the previous chat history.
Usage: /clear
Note: Users with IRC or browser add-ons may not see the chat get wiped due to history saving features and logging.

R9KBeta
This command disallows users from posting non-unique messages to the channel. It will check for a minimum of 9 characters that are not symbol unicode characters and then purges and repetitive chat lines beyond that. R9K is a unique way of moderating essentially allowing you to stop generic copy-pasted messages intended as spam among over generally annoying content. To find out more about what R9K is we highly suggest reading this blog post.
Usage: /r9kbeta

R9KBetaOff
This command will disable R9K mode if it was previously enabled on the channel.
Usage: /r9kbetaoff

Channel Editor & Broadcaster Commands

Commercial
A partner-only command to run a commercial for all of your viewers.
Usage (Default: 30 Seconds): /commercial
Usage (Other Options): /commercial <30|60|90|120|150|180>
Notes: Specific commercial lengths can only be run if they are available in your dashboard’s gearbox. Commercial commands can also be executed by your appointed editors to run commercials for your channel.

Host
This command will allow you to host another channel on yours (embedded video player). For more information on the host feature please read the blog post and faq.
Usage: /host <channel>

Unhost
Using this command will revert the embedding from hosting a channel and return it to its normal state.
Usage: /unhost

Broadcaster Commands

Mod
This command will allow you to promote a user to a channel moderator allowing them to have access to all of the above commands and features.
Usage: /mod <username>

Unmod
This command will allow you to demote an existing moderator back to viewer status (removing their moderator abilities).
Usage: /unmod <username>