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How to Stop Hosting on Twitch

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Hosting on Twitch can be a great way to show support for your favorite creators or introduce your audience to some of your streaming friends. However, there are times when you may not want to host a creator any more. In this article we will discuss how to stop hosting someone on Twitch, and why you may want to do so.

How to Stop Hosting on Twitch

  1. Step 1

    twitch home chat

    Once logging into Twitch, open your Twitch Channel and navigate to the, “Chat” window.

    twitch creator dashboard

    Alternatively, you can open the “Stream Manager” window by navigating to the Creator Dashboard.

    Either of these web pages gives you access to your channel’s chat window which is what you need.

  2. Step 2

    twitch channel management /unhost

    Use the /unhost command by typing it in chat. This will work regardless of who you are hosting or how.

    This next step is only needed if you were auto-hosting somebody.

  3. Step 3

    twitch settings

    Navigate to your auto-host settings by opening your settings.

  4. Step 4

    Twitch settings channel and videos

    Find the “Channel and Videos” tab.

  5. Step 5

    twitch featured content tab

    Open the Featured Content Tab.

  6. Step 6

    twitch featured content host list

    Scroll to the, “Host list” and click to open it.

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    Here you will find a list of all the channels you are currently auto-hosting. You can search for the person that you want to unhost. Once you find them, click the little trash can by their name to remove them from your auto-host list.

    Reasons to Stop Hosting on Twitch

    There are a few reasons you may no longer want to host someone on Twitch, here are a few examples below that may help you in making your decision to unhost a channel.

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      Inappropriate

      Occassionally, the streamer you are hosting may create content that is inappropriate for your audience or Twitch in general. While most of the time, you won’t have to acknowledge the damage further, you may want to be careful about hosting them again in the future.

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      Against Policy

      If the streamer’s content goes against ToS, you may want to stop hosting. Even though Twitch doesn’t hold hosts responsible for another streamer’s actions, it is a good idea to show your community you want to follow policy.

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      Loss of Interest

      If the channel is no longer making content you enjoy, you may decide you no longer want to recommend them to your community. That being said, if you have become friends, you may want to talk to the streamer to find out their strategy or see if they are suffering burnout.

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      Loss of Standard

      Similar to the above, you may have found that the content isn’t to the standard you expect anymore. Again, if you are close to the streamer, you may want to reach out to them to see if everything is going okay.

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      Differences

      Whether you’ve changed your mind or they have changed theirs, you may occasionally find that you no longer agree with the streamer’s values.

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      Time Management

      If you or the other streamer has changed their streaming schedule, you may need to stop hosing long term. You don’t want to host somebody else who streams at the same time.

      Conclusion

      We hope that this article helped you if you want to stop hosting someone on Twitch, and why you may decide to make this decision. If you ever decide you want to start hosting someone once more it’s easy to do so by adding them back to your auto-host list or using the /host command in your chat.

About the Author

Sarah

Sarah is a games development student and Twitch streamer from the UK. In her streams, she shares her love for video games and their craft. Outside of streaming, she loves gaming with her partner.

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