Consider having hundreds, if not thousands, of viewers on Twitch simultaneously.
However, there is a problem: managing hundreds of comments simultaneously is impossible or extremely difficult.
Of course, chat moderators exist because they respond to potentially dangerous circumstances in the chat room.
However, moderators on a chat server are people just like you and me, which limits their abilities.
Don’t worry, moderators: chat commands are here to help. The following themes will be discussed in today’s article:
- How to add Twitch commands;
- What is the difference between a Twitch command and a chat command?
- How to add Twitch chat commands to your account?
What Are Twitch Commands and How Do I Use Them?
Twitch commands are primary chat lines and commands used in a Twitch live broadcast to do specific activities.
They work similarly to fundamental coding, and commands can automate processes that might otherwise take a long time.
Because you can’t respond to every individual message on your Twitch live stream, introducing a new command will allow you to make better use of your time without disregarding a regular or VIP user.
You don’t want to appear to be just another random Twitch viewer, do you? Then change the color of your Twitch username!
There’s a command that lets you specify a hex value to modify the color of your user’s profile card. Read our associated guide to learn more about this.
Twitch Basic Commands
You don’t always have to make your commands; you can utilize the basic Twitch commands already pre-set on the platform.
Among the most regularly used Twitch commands are:
- /w username: allows you to send a private message to regular users as well as various viewer categories;
- /timeout username: Twitch mods can use the timeout command to ban someone from a channel for a short period. /emotionally: viewers can only send messages with emotes.
- /emoteonlyoff can be used to turn off emote only mode.
- /host channel: Allows you to host someone (streamers only have access to broadcast commands);
- /VIP username: grants VIP status to a different user.
Anyone has access to these default commands. You can get a complete list of Twitch chat commands here: Twitch Chat Commands.
Twitch Chat Commands: How to Use Them
For spectators, using chat commands is as simple as it gets. They have to put a forward slash in front of the text field and send the command to a specific channel.
Nonetheless, there are a variety of ways for developers to employ commands:
- You can add optional values to commands.
- Similarly, you can make a “!Social” command that displays your social media accounts on Instagram and YouTube at the same time (for example).
- Some commands function as chatbots, sending automatic chat messages to a Twitch bot.
Custom commands are pretty valuable and should not be overlooked by creators.
How to add commands to Twitch as a Mod
You’ll need to use a third-party bot provider like MooBot or Nightbot to build commands as a mod.
We’ll show you how to make your first command on MooBot in your Twitch chat for demonstration reasons, as customizing commands on this platform is relatively simple today.
Nonetheless, the method is similar to other Twitch Chatbots, so don’t be discouraged, and let’s get started!
Pro Tip: All streamers, without exception, require moderators. Check out our companion post to learn how to Make Someone Mod on Twitch if you have trustworthy people continually speaking on your channel.
Step 1: Open the Mod Commands menu on Twitch.
To begin, open MooBot and then click on the settings tab. The “Command” tab can be found there. You must tap it to bring up a dropdown menu.
Step 2: Select “Create Custom Commands” from the dropdown menu.
You will be able to create a new command. It can be from selecting the “Custom Commands” button. Choose based on your requirements.
Step 3: Assign a name to the command and a response to the command.
The instructions produced using this tool are performed using the “!” key and a previously set name.
As a result, you must provide the following information in your Twitch commands:
For example, suppose you wish to make a command that displays your Instagram account. Let’s call your command “!Instagram;” in this case.
It would help input the text that will appear every time the chat command is executed. “Follow Launch Kit on instagram.com/LaunchKit,” for example.
Step 4: Select “Save Custom Command” and then “Test It.”
After configuring the chat command, click “Add Command” to save it. You can now put it to the test to see if it works!
Edit Custom Chat Commands
Consider what would happen if you put the erroneous Instagram link in the preceding example.
Return to the “Chat Command” page, pick the command, and click “Edit.”
You’ll be able to alter the response (and, if necessary, the name) of the newly formed Twitch chat command there. Isn’t it simple?
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Twitch Commands FAQs
Is it Possible to Make Money as a Twitch Channel Moderator?
It depends on the channel the moderator is in charge of, but they rarely make Money.
Is there a way to see the chat logs with a chat command?
Although you can’t check your conversation history with a command, you can see your Twitch Chat Logs with a few clicks.