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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

    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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      Their content is inappropriate for your audience.

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      Against Policy

      Their content goes against ToS.

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      Loss of Interest

      The channel is no longer making content you enjoy.

    • presentation

      Loss of Standard

      The content isn’t to the standard you expect anymore.

    • chat


      You no longer agree with the streamer’s values.

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      Time Management

      You want to host somebody else who streams at the same time.


      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 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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