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Twitch Chat and Moderation Commands

Last Updated: Oct 26, 2014 08:33AM 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 commands / chat features simply type the required commands into the text box and hit enter. You should note that words surrounded by "less than" and "greater than" symbols indicate a required value, for example: <seconds> would require the amount of seconds you wish to apply to a command (i.e. 10). The "less than" and "greater than" symbols are not to be included into text box when entering.


Basic Commands (Everyone)



This command will display a list of all chat moderators for that specific channel.

Usage: /mods



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>



This command will allow you to block all messages from a specific user in chat if you wish to not see their comments.

Usage: /ignore <name>



This command will allow you to remove users from your ignore list that you previously added.

Usage: /unignore <name>



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>



This command will simply disconnect you from the chat server, to reconnect simply refresh the page.

Usage: /disconnect


Basic Commands (Broadcaster & All Moderators)



This command allows you to temporarily ban someone from the chat room for 10 minutes. This will be indicated to yourself and the temporarily banned subject in chat on a successful temporary ban - it also also supports banning for a specific set of time (for example if you wanted to ban them for 20 minutes instead of the normal 10 minute.

Usage (Default): /timeout <username>
Usage (Custom): /timeout <username> <seconds>



This command will allow you to permanently ban a user from the chat room.
Usage: /ban <username>



This command will allow you to lift a permanent ban (or a ban early if so wish, this also applies to timeouts) on a user from the chat room.
Usage: /unban <username>



This command allows you to set a limit on how often a chatter is 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.



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



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
Subscriptions are a premium feature for select partners that require a paid purchase for the viewer to participate.



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



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.



This command will not allow users to post non-unique messages to the channel. It will check for a minimum of 9 characters that are not symbol unicode characters.
Usage: /r9kbeta
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.



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


Channel Editor and Broadcaster Commands



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 dashboards gearbox. Commercial commands can also be executed by editors you've allowed to run commercials for your channel.



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>



Using this command will revert the embedding from hosting a channel and return it to its normal state.

Usage: /unhost


Broadcaster Commands



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>



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