Help Center Welcome, Guest Login

Managing Roles for your Channel

Last Updated: Nov 14, 2018 01:09PM PST
This article explains the the Roles and how to manage them for your community.

Managing Roles For Your Channel

This article explains the the Roles and how to manage them for your community.

Notice an error or have feedback for this article? Let us know!

The Roles page allows you to easily manage the roles for your community. Currently, the three roles that can be added or removed from users are Editor, Moderator, and VIP.

Types of Roles


Editors are able to access a channel’s dashboard and help streamers manage their channel by performing the following actions:

  • Editing stream info
  • Running commercial break
  • Editing video info
  • Uploading videos
  • Creating events
  • Starting Reruns and Premieres
  • Downloading Past Broadcasts


Moderators help manage a streamer’s chat to help ensure that it stays safe, welcoming, and fun by performing the following actions:

  • Time out or ban users
  • Enable slow, Subscriber-only, or Follower-only chat modes


VIPs are valuable members of a streamer’s community who are recognized with a special badge. Streamers unlock 10 VIP slots by completing the “Build a Community” achievement (50 followers and 5 unique chatters) in a stream. This continues to scale with 20/30/40/50/60/80/100 badges being available at 10/15/20/25/50/100/200 unique chatters. VIPs are able to perform the following actions:

  • Chat without being affected by slow, sub-only, or followers-only modes
  • Chat without being affected by rate limits
  • Chat in all rooms except Mod-only rooms
  • Post links in chat even when links are disabled

Pro Tip: Use the VIP role to recognize valuable members of your community, such as the 3 regular viewers who helped you attain Affiliate status or the 75 regular viewers who helped you attain Partner status.

How to Manage Roles

To manage the roles of your community members, navigate to the roles page under the Settings section on the dashboard menu. You will see a list of all the members of your community who currently have a role (e.g. Editor, Moderator, or VIP) on your channel.

To add or remove a role, click the Add New button in the top right corner. If you’re adding a role to a user who already has a role in your community, you can also click the + button next to their name in the list. To remove a role from an existing user, simply click the x next to the role on their row.

Once you’ve selected the user, add or remove role(s) by checking/unchecking them.

Pro Tip: You can also use chat commands to add/remove moderators and VIPs. Type /vip [username] or /mod [username] to add a user as a VIP or mod. To remove, use /unvip [username] or /unmod [username]. To see a list of VIPs or mods, use /vips or /mods. Note: only the channel owner can add/remove VIPs and Mods.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I unlock more VIP badges?
Streamers can unlock more VIP badges by getting more viewers to chat during streams. Specifically, getting 10/15/20/25/50/100/200 unique chatters in a stream will unlock 20/30/40/50/80/100 additional VIP badges.
Can VIPs be moderated?
Yes. While VIPs are immune to Twitch chat option settings including Automod, Block Hyperlinks, and slow/sub-only/follower-only modes, they are not immune to actions by channel moderators.
Can I customize what the VIP badge looks like for my channel?
No, VIP badges are channel badges that don’t allow for customization.
Can someone be a VIP and a moderator at the same time?
No, a user can only be either a VIP or a Moderator. It is, however, possible for a user to be both a VIP and an Editor.
Do VIPs have the same status as subscribers?
VIPs are not granted access to a channel’s sub badge and sub-only emotes. It is, however, possible for a subscriber to be granted VIP status.
Can a viewer have both a VIP and a subscriber badge?
Yes, viewers who are both subscribers and have been granted VIP can have and equip both badges.