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How to Set Up Discord Streamer Mode for Twitch

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Discord allows streamer integration for both Twitch and YouTube. This feature will change how Discord works while you are live and will let other people know that you are streaming.

What Is Discord Streamer Mode?

Discord Streamer Mode is an inbuilt system that allows streamers to automatically hide their personal information and instant Discord invites. You get a purple bubble attached to your avatar to let people know you are streaming and will be given the option to not hear or receive message notifications.

To get Discord Streamer mode, you must do the following:

1. Connect Your Discord and Twitch Account

The first thing you must do is connect your Discord and Twitch accounts. You must do this step from your desktop computer. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1

    Open your Discord, and click the “User Settings” Icon (the cog) next to your name.

  2. Step 2

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    Select the “Connections” tab then the icon for Twitch. If you are logged in to Twitch on your computer, it should auto-populate your account as the option. Sync your account.

2. How to Set Up Discord Streamer Mode

As a streamer, you should enable streamer mode before inviting any viewers to your server. You can set it up by doing the following:

  1. Step 1

    Access this mode under “User Settings” then “Streamer Mode” toward the bottom of the list. 

  2. Step 2

    Go through the setting options to customize it for your stream.

This can be set up with keybinds, or programmed to automatically start when Xsplit or OBS are running on your computer. Essentially, the platform sets you up so that you can use it without unwanted issues or interruptions while you stream. 

3. Integrate Twitch with Your Discord Server

Having s Discord server for your Twitch channel is a great way to build your audience’s community. In order for you to complete this step, you must have reached Twitch Affiliate or Partner status.

Here’s how you can set one up:

  1. Step 1

    Go to your channel’s Discord server.

  2. Step 2

    Click your server name at the top of the screen, then select “Server Settings.” Click on “Integrations,” then on the word “connect” to sync your channel with your server. 

What Information Does Discord Streamer Mode Hide?

Being a streamer makes you a public figure. With that, you do need to ensure that you keep your information private so that people can’t track you down in real life or harass you in another way. Fortunately, Discord helps you by hiding information that may pop up while you are streaming. This will include the following:

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    Popup Notifications

    Discord will not display pop-up notifications while you are streaming. You don’t have to worry about your friends messaging you personal information while you are live. Whether it be a conflict among friends or information about a private gaming session, we all have things we would rather not have broadcast to the world.

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    Invite Links

    Discord will hide invite links that you generate on Discord while streaming. That way, people will not be able to type in the information to join the server if you don’t want them to. Keep you, your community, and your friends safe.

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    Personal Info

    Discord hides the accounts that you have listed through your, email addresses, and other information that could help people find out about you. That being said, it is still a good idea to double-check these things for yourself. We have often seen streamers with their personal Facebook accounts connected to their Discord regardless of the fact that they have synced Twitch and Discord.

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    Muted Discord Sounds

    While streaming, Discord will not play their notification sounds. These include people entering your voice channel as well as message notifications.

Reward Your Twitch Subs

Discord will automatically create a role for your Twitch subscribers. You can now create channels specifically with them in mind. Having unique channels for them is an easy perk to give them for their support. You can manage which roles can see a channel by clicking the cog icon when you hover over the channel name. This page will allow you to edit your channel settings. Click permissions, then manage your roles. You can add or subtract role permissions as you see fit. 

When you are starting, having one channel for subscribers should be sufficient (as you will probably only have a few, to begin with). Expand with more Discord channel ideas as you grow, and you see the need.

Your subscribers will automatically be able to use your Twitch emotes once you have set everything into place.

Set Up a Grace Period for Twitch Subs

Some of your subs (especially the Prime Gaming members) might not remember to sub each month on the same day. Give them a bit of a grace period before removing their roles from Discord. We recommend 3-7 days. Mention the grace period in your guidelines section and remind them that the role will be re-instated when they subscribe again. 

About the Author

Lachlan

Lachlan, also known as Eljayem_, is a Twitch Partner with a background in video production. He is passionate about combining his love for video with community building. He’s been playing video games since he was old enough to steal his Brothers GameBoy Colour, copy of Pokemon Blue, and accidentally waste his Master Ball on a Dratini.

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