Twitch Mod Commands [Full 2020 List]

by Luci

Being a stream mod is a big responsibility. You need to have the right attitude and stay alert to help the broadcaster throughout their stream.

In this post, we will cover the commands you’ll need to use as a mod. Feel free to bookmark this page for reference until you’ve mastered them.

Twitch Followers Only Chat Command

You can set the chat to “Followers Only” mode to make sure that people must follow the channel to communicate. In a cyberbullying situation, you should set a time-frame on how long someone has to have followed before they can type. Most trolls will move on to their next victim rather than follow and wait out 10-15 minutes. We recommend turning off the mode no more than a half-hour after the troll invasion. 

The time limit you can set for follower-only chat ranges from 0 minutes to 3 months. 

Twitch Commands to Prevent New Followers From Typing in Chat:

Length of TimeRangeCommandAlternate Command
Minutes1-59/followers 10m/followers 10 minutes
Hours1-23/followers 3h/followers 3 hours
Days1-6/followers 4d/followers 4 days
Weeks1-4/followers 2w/followers 2 weeks
Months1-3/followers 1mo/followers 1 month
Turn OffN/A/followersoffN/A

Note: the number in the command can be changed to any number in the range. 

Twitch Subscriber-Only Chat Command

Subscriber-only mode means that only those who have subscribed to the streamer’s channel will be able to type in the chat. If the streamer hasn’t reached Affiliate or Partner status yet, only they (and the moderators) will be able to use the chat room. 

CommandResult
/subscribersturns on subscriber-only mode so that only subs can chat
/subscribersoffturns off sub-only mode to allow all viewers to chat again

To learn more about subscriptions and how they work on Twitch, read our post, Complete Guide to Twitch Subscriptions

Other Twitch Chat Commands 

There are a few other commands that limit certain elements of the chat. Again, it is important for you to discuss with the broadcaster when they would like these commands to be used and when you should avoid them.

Twitch Command to Slow Chat

If you and the broadcaster are overwhelmed and can’t keep up with messages, you can activate a setting that limits how often a viewer can send a message. The time is allotted in seconds. If you use this command, stay between 15-30 seconds to avoid your viewers becoming overly frustrated. 

CommandResult
/slow 15 secondsallows viewers to only comment once every 15 seconds
/slowoffallows viewers to chat normally

(replace the number 15 with the number of your choice)

Twitch Command to Only Allow Emotes in Chat

If people in the chat are trying to give spoilers to an upcoming part of the game, you can active and emote-only chat. You can also activate this at certain times (with the streamer’s permission) for a fun element to their stream. Try to have users tell a story with only emotes

CommandResult
/emoteonlyturn on the emote-only function
/emoteonlyoffturns off the emote-only function to return to standard messaging

Both the streamer and the moderators will be able to type normally while this feature is activated. 

Twitch Command to Clear the Chat

If you need to clear the chat (if there has been mass trolling and you aren’t able to delete all the messages in time), you can use a command to manage it.

If you are a mod talk to the streamer to determine when you should use it the chat clear.

CommandResult
/clearclears Twitch chat

Some users may be able to see the chat still after it is clear if their browser auto-saves it. 

Twitch Command to Avoid Spam in Chat

The unique chat command (formerly known as the R9K or R9KBETA command) can be used if a bot or user is spamming the chat or if a raid gets out of control. The command will make sure that the same message isn’t being sent to the chatbox over and over and will delete any repetitive text. 

CommandResult
/uniquechatactivates the anti-spam Twitch command
/uniquechatoffturns off the anti-spam Twitch command

Twitch Commands to Manage Viewers

Occasionally, you may need to put a viewer in timeout or bring down the moderator ban hammer. As with all other commands, you should discuss with the streamer what actions could lead to a time out or ban. 

Twitch Command to View Moderation to View User Information

As a moderator, you can quickly view information about any viewer in the channel. You can see when their account was created, as well as what they have said in the chat. You can also leave moderation comments attached to the viewer for other mods to see. If the viewer has had timeouts or bans in the past, the information will be stored. 

CommandResult
/user{VIEWER’S USERNAME}To see Twitch viewer information

You can also access this information by clicking on their name in chat. 

Twitch Command to Give a Viewer Timeout

You can temporarily ban a viewer from being able to type chat for some time. If no time is given, the default is 10 minutes. When you have successfully banned the viewer, both you and the viewer will be able to view a message describing the timeout. 

If you write another time out command before the first has expired, the second one will override the first. 

CommandResult
/timeout{USERNAME}gives a viewer a 10 minute timeout from Twitch chat

You can also set the timeout for a specific period of time set up in seconds. You will need to determine how many seconds are in the period of time you want the ban to last. We have included a handy chart to help you with common ban durations. 

To time someone out with a specific period of time, type the following chat (where seconds are replaced with the number of seconds):

CommandResult
/timeout{USERNAME} 90015 minute timout
/timeout{USERNAME} 180030 minute timeout
/timeout{USERNAME} 36001 hour timeout
/timeout{USERNAME} 108003 hour timout
/timeout{USERNAME} 216006 hour timeout
/timeout{USERNAME} 4320012 hour timeout
/timeout{USERNAME} 8640024 hour timeout
/timeout{USERNAME} 2592003 day timeout
/timeout{USERNAME} 604800One week timeout
/timeout{USERNAME} 1209600Two week timeout
/timeout{USERNAME} 2419200Four weeks timeout
/timeout{USERNAME} 7257600Twelve week timeout

You can also click the clock symbol on the chat or on the username when you’ve clicked their name in chat. Don’t misclick. To cancel the timeout, either use the unban command (mentioned below) or override the timeout with a 1-second timeout. 

Twitch Command to Ban a Viewer from a Channel

Occasionally, if someone refuses to follow the rules even after time-outs, you may have to ban them from the channel permanently. It is important to discuss this with the streamer beforehand. 

CommandResult
/ban{USERNAME}bans a viewer from the channel
/unban{USERNAME}unbans a viewer from the channel

You can also click the ban symbol seen on chat or click their name to ban or unban. Do not misclick. 

Conclusion

Congratulations on getting your special Twitch Mod tag! For information about other Twitch badges, read our post, Get the Twitch Verified Badge and Other Badges

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