Being a Twitch mod goes beyond managing chat; it grants you access to perks and strengthens social connections with like-minded individuals. In this guide, we’ll explore how to see what channels you mod on Twitch and the additional benefits that come with it.
We will also help you explore moderator settings and how you can make the most out of your position. Furthermore, we’ll also discuss how you can remove yourself from a moderator position in case you have decided to step down
So, without any further ado. Let’s dig into the process.
How to See What Channels You Mod on Twitch
To see what channels you mod on Twitch, follow the simple steps below.
- Simply open a new tab and go to Twitch.tv/moderator
- You will get a list of all the channels where you have moderator access.
- Click on any specific channel name, it will open up the moderator tool page for that specific channel
The Twitch moderator page gives you complete details about the list of channels you moderate, you can manage/explore all of your permissions and excess from there.
Furthermore, if you ever decide to step down from a moderator position on any channel. Continue reading to find out the easiest way to remove yourself from a Twitch moderator role.
How to Remove Yourself as a Mod on Twitch
To remove yourself from a moderator position on any channel, follow the simple steps below.
- Go to the channel you want to remove yourself from as a moderator.
- Type /unmod (Your Name) in the chat box.
- Once you enter this command in the chat box, all your permissions and perks will be removed automatically.
Once you take this decision, you must decide first because you cannot undo it later on unless the streamer appoints you as a moderator again. It is also advised that you inform the streamer that you are planning to step down from the moderator position so they arrange for someone else to manage their live broadcasts.
What Does a Twitch Mod Do And What Perks Come With Moderation?
A Twitch moderator plays a crucial role in managing a stream’s chat. Many streamers exclusively hire tons of Twitch moderators considering their thousands of consistent viewers, to handle their chats which includes making sure that everyone is following the Twitch and the chat rules and doing no harm to each other. Below are the few permissions granted to any Twitch moderator
A Twitch moderator has access to give any user a timeout from the chat and the time duration depends on the severity of offense they have been given a timeout for. The normal duration of a timeout can be 10 seconds to 30 minutes. However, Twitch mods can mute anyone from the chat for up to 14 days.
Answer on Behalf of the Streamer
One of the most significant duties any moderator performs is the assistance of the streamer. Streamers with a big fan following get tons of questions every minute on their chat and due to getting completely occupied with their content or their game, most of the time they are unable to answer each one of their viewers. In such cases, active moderators do this role by answering viewers’ questions to ensure that no one feels left out.
Managing Chat Commands/Engagements
Twitch moderators have access to certain administrative chat commands given by streamers like muting or banning any individual from the streamer. They are actively using those to maintain a positive experience for every viewer.
Furthermore, Twitch moderators are also actively guiding users to use commands to get their questions answered. For example, if someone asks the streamer “What are your PC specs?” and there is already an existing command like !specs which immediately breaks downs the details about the streamer’s hardware then a moderator would instantly guide that viewer to use that command to get the answer.
Along with these tasks, Twitch moderators are actively creating polls for viewers to get the maximum engagement from the viewers. Asking their audiences fun questions and doing giveaways if allowed by the streamers.
In a nutshell, a Twitch moderator is performing all these actions by the instructions of the streamer and they are just trying their best to give their audiences the best watching experience possible.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How many Twitch channels can you mod?
A: There is no limit on the number of channels you can mod on. Just make sure if you are a moderator on two channels, their streaming schedule does not collapse with each other as you will not be able to give your 100% to any of them. If you ever decide to step down from the moderator on any channel, follow our steps elaborated above and make sure you re-check again the list of channels you mod on Twitch.
Q: Do Twitch Mods Get Paid?
A: The answer to this question is completely subjective to one’s circumstances and the streamer they are moderating for. Click here to read our in-depth article to get all your queries answered related to “Do Twitch mods get paid”.
Q: How to become a Twitch moderator on Twitch?
A: To become a Twitch moderator, you need to socialize and maintain friendly behavior within the community. Click here to read our detailed article on this for complete guidance.
Q: How many mods can a streamer have?
A: There is no specific number of moderators one streamer can have on his channel. However, they should be really careful with appointing moderators as the mod rights can cause harm if they are not used responsibly.
We hope this guide helped you find out the easiest way to see what channels you mod on Twitch and how you can remove yourself from the moderator as well.
In the Twitch streaming culture, moderation is usually seen as an unpaid job despite their hard work and effort because most people do it out of their love and dedication to the streamers.
Here’s to appreciation to all the Twitch moderators who are enforcing Twitch guidelines by consistently overviewing interactions and making sure that Twitch is a safe space for everyone.