Where do I activate the anti-hate chat tools on Twitch?

Twitch provides additional tools to stay on top of each channel’s chat discussions. These new options require verifying the email and phone numbers of accounts seeking to write. Here is the procedure to activate them.

Twitch has been deploying new tools since the fall of 2021 to strengthen channel moderation and the smooth running of discussions in chats. If, fortunately, not everyone needs to ask for the verification of the emails and phone numbers of internet users who come to chat, because everything is going well, videographers who suffer virtual assaults now have help. more complete to resist the hate raids that occur on the platform.

Enable Twitch Tools Against Hate Raids

  • Access to these settings is made by going to the Creators Dashboard. You can get there by clicking directly on this link if you are already logged in to your account.
  • Otherwise, click on your portrait at the top right of the screen and, in the drop-down menu, select the appropriate option. A new, dark interface will appear. You probably know her if you stream on Twitch.
  • In the side menu on the left, click on the “Settings” line to open the submenu, then on “Moderation”.
  • You can also go directly to this address.
  • Then look for the “Channel Privileges” section. This is where you can move the settings to tighten the conditions for accessing your chat.
The Creator Dashboard on Twitch. On the left, the path to access the verification tools for the chat.

The options offered here aim to limit the risks of suffering a hate raid, that is to say a flood of Internet users or bots who have decided to attack you. For this, Twitch allows you to require verification of the email address or phone number of accounts that seek to write in the chat. It is possible, for even greater peace of mind, to combine the two.

This check adds constraints when creating an account, to prevent malicious people from easily controlling several to harm others. In a normal setting, these requirements are not very difficult to meet: in general, Internet users only use one account and will only check their email and their phone once.

Anxious to offer a gradation with this tool, the live video game broadcasting platform also provides customizable rules. In fact, streamers can stick as closely as possible to their moderation needs. Thus, a verification can only be requested for individuals visiting the channel for the first time.

The different chat verification options.

It is also possible to require this validation for accounts with a more or less short existence (between one hour and one month, with several steps between). These rules can be combined if necessary, which gives the tool great flexibility of use in the management of its community. Moreover, Twitch also plans to exclude privileged profiles, because they are known to the host or hostess.

Typically, the accounts having a pass are those which have been marked by the videographer as being from moderators or VIPs, that is to say profiles which have a separate status on the channel. Can also be preserved from this verification all the people who subscribe – that is to say who agree to pay a few euros each month to the videographer to show him his support.

To help you set up your chat properly, Twitch provides a button that sets the minimum recommended thresholds to ensure basic protection. In this context, the control of the email is systematically done and that of the telephone relates to accounts with less than a week of existence. In addition, a colored progress gauge allows you to estimate the degree of security of the chat.

A default setting is offered if you do not know how to configure the chat

During the presentation of its tools, Twitch let it be known that mechanisms have also been put in place to prevent smart people from bypassing them. Clearly, if an account that has been associated with a phone number is suspended, then all the others that are otherwise associated with it are also excluded. Twitch allows up to five profiles to be linked to a single phone number.

These options are in addition to other options already present for the chat, such as blocking hypertext links that could take your community to suspicious sites, the possibility of delaying the display of the chat – between 2 and 6 seconds, which can leave time for moderators to intervene. Finally, each videographer can establish a list of words to ban.

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