How to add commands to Twitch chat


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Are you looking for how to add commands to Twitch chat? If so, then you do not need to go anywhere else as this comprehensive guide is here to assist in setting up your commands on Twitch chat.

If you are a streamer or aspiring the first thing you should know is that interaction is key. Whether making the audience participate in a pole, convey something, or shout out to your viewers all this can boost your engagement. One powerful way to engage with your audience and customize your channel is by adding commands to Twitch chat.

Although adding commands is simple and straightforward it can be overwhelming also, especially for those who are new to the Twitch streaming world. So, without delay let's start this guide.

How do Twitch commands work?

Now, let us glance through how Twitch commands are categorised. Generally, commands on Twitch can be classified into three categories based on who is allowed to use them:

Regular Viewers

Regular or simple viewers can access a limited set of commands compared to channel owners. These commands typically include basic chat interactions:

Some sort of the basic regular viewers' commands include:

  • /mods: This helps viewers to get the servings moderators list.
  • /color COLORNAME: Users can change the display colour of their usernames.
  • /block USERNAME: Viewers can block someone specific by using this command (/unblock in case of opposite).
  • /vote: To vote the poll in the comments.
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Chat moderators

These are individuals who have been granted the power to manage and maintain chats decorum.

  • /ban username: Bans a user from the chat.
  • /unban username: Unbans a user from the chat.
  • /pin: pin out important chat on top for a duration
  • /clear: Clears the chat history

Finally, the channel owners can manage their stream, such as starting and stopping broadcasts, managing chat settings, running giveaways, and more. Let's take a look.

How to add commands to Twitch chat?

First and foremost, you should know that just like basic Twitch commands for viewers and moderators, channel owners also have a few. This feature is best for new streamers. You can directly enter these commands on chat and execute them. For examples:

  • /goal: To add daily subscribers, likes etc goals.
  • /raid CHANNEL: raid others creator.
  • /rules: display set of rules.
  • /mod USERNAME: To give mod to some user.

You can check all the basic Twitch commands in detail here.

However, if your channel is witnessing floods of messages, it means you need more customized commands which will require the help of external bots. Some of the popular third-party bots are Nightbot, Streamlabs, and MooBot.

Here we are going to discuss the Twitch commands-adding process via Nightbot. The process is simple and straightforward just follow the below steps:

  1. Visit https://nightbot.tv and log in with your Twitch account. This will give you Nightbot dashboard access.
  2. Click on the "Commands" tab in the left-hand sidebar and then click on the "+Add Command" button.
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  1. You will see the form to fill in the command details. The fields are pretty much straightforward like the very first one asks to input your command Enter the exact text users will type to trigger the command (e.g., !socials, !youtube).
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Then type the response you want Nightbot to send when the command is used in the second field. The fields are already filled with the example format so this should not come as a problem.

That is pretty much it, you can now head to your channel chat and verify the commands whether are working or not. In case of any problem repeat the process by paying attention.

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