How to ban someone on Twitch

As the Twitch is a sort of community with a lot of members, sometimes users may fight on the chat saying offensive words to each other. To avoid this, and have a decent behavior during the communication, the Twitch inserted an option to ban channels and users who don’t follow simple rules and disrespect the others. So, how to ban someone on Twitch? Here is some information about that, so keep reading the article.

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Commands on the Twitch

As Twitch is not just the place to stream videos, it is a place where many people can get in touch with others that have the same interests. So, the chat on the Twitch is a way to communicate and with the chat, there are a lot of options coming along.

So, there is a lot of commands available to all of the users such as mode options, changing the colors of the name you are using, ability to ignore someone that will allow you to be free of the messages coming from the people you are ignoring, also the possibility to turn off the ignore that was earlier turned on or coloring the text you are writing.

There are also some specific commands for moderators and broadcasters. The main option is the ban. As this is the topic of our article, we will say now some more things about it.

Ban from your channel

If you are a broadcaster, you naturally have a lot of work while streaming. As there is a chat available on your channel, you can make someone be a moderator in your chatroom. Make sure to have a person of trust set as a moderator, so you don’t have to be interrupted while streaming.

As we already said, you can ban someone permanently from your chatroom, or temporarily. The temporary ban is a kind of warning to the user, so he can chill and try to act with more respect towards the other people in the chatroom when the timeout runs off.

A permanent ban will have the person removed from your chatroom once for all, and from the channel as well.

How to use a ban command

To use a ban command, chat moderator or broadcaster itself should type slash and then the word ban. After that, enter the name of the person you want to ban. You can also use a ban button, instead of writing in the command for banning into the text bar in the chatroom.

To temporarily ban someone, broadcaster or moderator should type in the slash and the word timeout. After that, enter the name of the user you want to ban for a specific time. Next to the name, enter the number of seconds that the user will be banned from. This means that he will be unable to communicate in the chatroom for the time you have set while banning him.

That is all about the procedure of banning some users on the Twitch. All of these commands can be reversed, all you need to do is to type in the slash sign, then the unban word and user’s nickname. There is also a button to unban the user, so you don’t have to type in the commands in the text bar in the chat room.

List of the banned users

To see the list of the banned users, head to the Channel Settings. You will be able to see the list there, and also next to the usernames on the list you will notice the username of the moderator who banned specific users. If you want to unban someone, just click on the button that has a unban word written on it.