How To Ban Words On Twitch | The Easy Way | Streamers Playbook (2023)

Every streamer has words that they are ok with in their chat and words that they are not ok with. In this article I go over how to ban words on Twitch and how to see words that you or your mods have already banned on Twitch.

How To Ban Words On Twitch

To ban a word on Twitch:

  1. Click on your profile icon and then go to your “Creator Dashboard”
  2. Now on the left side click on “Settings” and then click “Moderation”
  3. Under “AutoMod Controls” click on “Blocked terms and phrases”
  4. In the box that says “Enter words or phrases” type in the word or phrase you want banned
  5. Click “Add”

Once you do this the word or phrase that you typed in will be added to your list of words and phrases that are banned from being used in your Twitch chat. I’ll show you how to view this list further down.

If you don’t want your mods to see the word or phrase you have banned, maybe you want to ban your personal info for example, then set the banned word to “Private” before adding it so that way only you can view it.

Here are some screen shots to help give some more detail on how to ban a word.

Click on your profile icon and then go to your “Creator Dashboard”

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Now on the left side click on “Settings” and then click “Moderation”. Under “AutoMod Controls” click on “Blocked terms and phrases”.

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In the box that says “Enter words or phrases” type in the word or phrase you want banned. Click “Add”.

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Now what I recommend doing is adding all the words you do not want in your Twitch chat to this list. It’s a one time thing, but it makes moderating your chat a lot easier.

For example, I am a family friendly streamer and so I went in one day and added all the cuss words, racial slurs and banned Twitch words that I could think of to this list.

It took a few minutes to do, but now Twitch will automatically block these words from appearing in my Twitch chat and so neither myself nor my mods have to worry about them anymore.

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And if you do decide to allow lots of freedom in regards to what is said on your stream then I suggest you label your stream as mature content. I go over how to do that in the video below if you are curious.

Also, I suggest that you don’t add any of your personal information to the list of banned words.

In theory this seems like a good idea right? If someone discovers your address or phone number this would prevent them from spamming it out in your chat right?

Well yes, but you must also consider that if someone types in your phone number in chat, and that phone number is a banned word, then you just confirmed to them that this is indeed your actual phone number.

In my opinion if that ever happens it is best to just play it off and then secretly ban the user from your stream. This way no attention is called to the user and you remove the nuisance without completely giving away your personal info.

Again, that is just my personal opinion but I think you should at least consider it before you outright ban some of your personal info from being seen in chat.

Now if you want to see your list of banned words this is how you would do it.

How To See Your List Of Banned Words On Twitch

  1. Click on your profile icon and then go to your “Creator Dashboard”
  2. Now on the left side click on “Settings” and then click “Moderation”
  3. Under “AutoMod Controls” click on “Blocked terms and phrases”
  4. Scroll down and you will see your list of banned words and phrases

This is what it will look like:

Click on your profile icon and then go to your “Creator Dashboard”

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Now on the left side click on “Settings” and then click “Moderation”. Under “AutoMod Controls” click on “Blocked terms and phrases”

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Scroll down and you will see your list of banned words and phrases

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As you can see I have blocked some of the things that people have spammed in my stream, and then below that are some naughty words I have blocked out to keep it clean up in here.

If you want to edit a banned word or phrase all you have to do is click on the pencil icon located to the right of the banned word or phrase and then adjust it accordingly.

When you edit a word or phrase you can also choose who can see the banned word. “Public” means your moderators can see the banned word, “Private” means only you can see the banned word or phrase.

To remove a banned word or phrase from your list just click on the trashcan icon to the right of the banned word or phrase and the banned word or phrase will be deleted.

Now constantly having to add and remove words from your banned words list can be cumbersome. Luckily, Twitch has an automod feature to help you moderate chat and to censor words you may have forgot to ban.

How To Enable AutoMod On Twitch

  1. Click on your profile icon and then go to your “Creator Dashboard”
  2. Now on the left side click on “Settings” and then click “Moderation”
  3. Under “AutoMod Controls” click on “AutoMod Rulesets”
  4. Now adjust your settings and then click save in the bottom left

Here are some screen shots that go into more detail:

Click on your profile icon and then go to your “Creator Dashboard”

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Now on the left side click on “Settings” and then click “Moderation”. Under “AutoMod Controls” click on “AutoMod Rulesets”

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Now adjust your settings and then click save in the bottom left

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The way the automod works is that any time a users types something in chat that may be offensive it will be flagged and it will be up to a mod or the streamer to decide if the word or phrase will be allowed.

And the higher up you have the filters turned the more words and phrases the automod will flag for you to review.

For example, since I have the “Swearing” filter turned up to “Maximum filtering” it flags all kinds of words, even words such as “fart” or “butt”.

However, once my mod or I approve the word to be used in chat it is moved to the approved words list and the automod will no longer flag that word when it appears in chat.

Again you can scale the filter up or down depending on how intense you want the automod to be. Like I said previously I tend to stream family friendly and so I have my automod filters dialed fairly high.

Can You See The List Of Banned Words For Other Twitch Streamers?

You can’t see the list of banned words on other channels unless you are a mod for that channel. Streamers will typically set broad rules for what type of language they are comfortable with on their streams, but almost none go into specifics.

However, these broad guidelines that streamers set forth for their streams are typically pretty easy to follow.

If a streamer has a rule stating, “No Racism” it is pretty clear what type of language is acceptable in their stream. Or if a streamer says “No Profanity”, again, pretty obvious right?

If you need help setting up the chat rules for your stream then check out my video below.

How To Ban Profanity On Twitch

To ban profanity on Twitch go into the chat settings by clicking on the cog wheel at the bottom of chat. Click “Chat Filters” and then click “Enable filtering in chat” at the top. Now toggle on “Profanity” and any profanity will now be filtered from your Twitch chat.

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Keep in mind that turning on the chat filter will not catch every bad word, especially if someone spells a bad word in a different way, but it will definitely filter out most bad words.

You can also adjust the chat filter to filter out words or phrases that are sexually explicit, hostile or discriminatory.

But keep in mind that filtering the chat for profane or otherwise inappropriate language will not change what is being said by the streamer. The filter only effects the chat itself.

Now if you are a streamer and want to ban profanity or other types of language from your chat then just follow everything that has been talked about above regarding banning words and automodding on Twitch.

How To Remove The Profanity Filter On Twitch

To remove the profanity filter on Twitch go into the chat settings by clicking on the cog wheel at the bottom of chat. Click “Chat Filters” and then turn off “Enable filtering in chat” at the top. If you keep the chat filter enabled just toggle off “Profanity”.

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Like was already mentioned, you can choose what type of language you want to see in Twitch chat by adjusting the filters. The filters aren’t perfect, but they are better than nothing.

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If you need help deciding on chat rules for your own stream then check out my article here.

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FAQs

How do you put banned words on Twitch? ›

In addition to AutoMod's machine learning and language processing, you can manually list terms to block or permit in your chat. To do so, click Blocked terms and phrases or Permitted terms and phrases under AutoMod Controls. Blocked and Permitted terms can also be added via Mod View under the Channel Actions menu.

What words should I ban on Twitch chat? ›

User accounts on the platform can be removed if they use banned words on Twitch whether they are a streamer or not. To protect yourself, refrain from using language that is strictly prohibited. This includes hateful slurs, racial slurs, insults, violent speech, and more.

How do I block certain words in chat? ›

Click on your profile icon and then go to your “Creator Dashboard” Now on the left side click on “Settings” and then click “Moderation” Under “AutoMod Controls” click on “Blocked terms and phrases” In the box that says “Enter words or phrases” type in the word or phrase you want banned.

Is there a ban command on Twitch? ›

Can also click the clock symbol either directly in chat or on the user badge which appears when clicking on a username. To clear a timeout, either use the Unban command or overwrite the current timeout with a new, 1-second one. This command will allow you to permanently ban a user from the chat room.

Can you swear in Twitch chat? ›

You are allowed to curse on Twitch, but any language directed towards an individual that is violent, sexually inappropriate, hateful or meant to harass is strictly prohibited and may get you removed from the platform. If you do curse a lot while streaming be sure to mark you stream as “mature content.”

Can you read Nsfw on Twitch? ›

We continue to evaluate attire and sexual content separately and as always, sexually explicit and suggestive content are prohibited on Twitch.

Can you drink on Twitch? ›

According to the website's terms of service, streamers are allowed to drink alcohol while on stream, so long as they are of legal drinking age in their respective country. Dangerous consumption of alcohol however is prohibited and excessive drinking while on stream could result in a ban.

What can't u say on Twitch? ›

The kinds of speech not allowed on Twitch

Use of hateful slurs toward individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age. Expressions of contempt or hatred toward groups of people. Expressions of sexual harassment toward individuals.

How do I block bad words on Twitch? ›

Log into Twitch, click on your profile icon, then go to “Creator Dashboard -> Settings -> Moderation.” Click on “Blocked terms and phrases.” Type the word(s) you want to block in the box provided.

Can you block certain words on social media? ›

Filter through desktop: Select the menu (...) button > Content preferences > Scroll down to the “Safety” section > Muted > Muted words > Select the + sign to add any words or phrases that you do not want to see on Twitter > Select a timeline for how long you want this content muted.

Is Streamlabs stolen? ›

Streamlabs was criticized on November 17 after a number of streaming tools developers ⁠— and streamers themselves ⁠— accused the company of stealing and plagiarism, as well as using photos of streamers in promotion material without their consent.

Can you filter text messages? ›

Go to Settings > Messages. Turn on the switch for Filter Unknown Senders. The top US mobile carriers offer their own filtering and blocking tools for subscribers. For the most part, they're geared more toward spam phone calls, but they can also block numbers that attempt to deliver spam text messages.

How do you block certain words on discord? ›

From the menu on the left, click on the Filters icon to be taken to the Spam Protection window.
  1. Click on Options to the right of the Blacklist Words/Phrases filter. ...
  2. Enter all of the words and phrases you'd like Nightbot to filter from your Discord (and Twitch) chat into the Blacklist text field.
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How do I change my Twitch profanity filter? ›

Toggling Enable Filtering in Chat will enable/disable local filtering for all chat channels across Twitch. You can customize this filtering to your liking by toggling individual filters (Discrimination, Profanity, etc) on or off.

Can Twitch detect ban evasion? ›

Ban Evasion Detection relies on machine learning to flag “Possible” or “Likely” channel-ban evaders who enter your chat. By default, “Likely” evaders will be put into restricted mode, and “Possible” evaders will be put into monitoring.

How do you use ban command? ›

To use the /ban command, you must be an operator of the Minecraft server. The /ban command is used to add a player to the server's blacklist (or ban list). This will ban that player from connecting to the Minecraft server. Use the /pardon command to allow the player to connect to the server again.

Do Twitch bans expire? ›

Twitch bans in a channel can be permanent, or they may be temporary, depending on what the streamer and their mods decide. Streamers may also institute a cool down period which is a certain amount of time that must pass before a user may request to be unbanned.

Does Nightbot cost money? ›

Nightbot is completely free and can be used to moderate chat posts, filter spam, schedule messages, run competitions, and perform a countdown to an event.

Can Nightbot trigger itself? ›

Nightbot doesn't activate it's own commands if it sends a message that starts with that command.

Why is it called Nightbot? ›

When SFX360, the company he worked for, closed down it was renamed to “Konabot” for a very short period of time. Kona didn't want the bot named after him, so he suggested “Nightbot” which is what it's still named as today.

What are Twitch mod commands? ›

Twitch mod commands are for streamers and their channel moderators (which the streamer can appoint) to use. They are commands and features that allow them to moderate chat and keep viewers in line with the rules set for the channel.

Can you take a shower on Twitch? ›

Typically showers are taken when naked. And nudity is pretty much not allowed on Twitch. Rinse and Repeat is described as a 'first person male showing game'. It's made by developer Robert Yang and is unashamedly designed to explore homosexuality.

Is kissing against Twitch TOS? ›

Twitch does not have any specific rules regarding kissing, but they do state in their community guidelines that, “Sexually suggestive content is prohibited on Twitch…Evaluations on the sexual suggestiveness of a behavior or activity…are instead based on the overall surrounding framing and context.”

What does F in Twitch chat mean? ›

Streamers on the platform Twitch.tv often call for "Fs in the chat" when an unfortunate event occurs, in reference to the press F to pay respects meme. The phrase is now often used figuratively in an imitation of Twitch-speak.

Can a 11 year old have Twitch? ›

People who are 13 or older but under the age of majority where they reside (varies based on legal residence, but is 18 in most U.S. states) may only use Twitch under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian who agrees to be bound by Twitch's Terms of Service. Children under 13 may not use Twitch.

Is it okay to vape on Twitch? ›

We can say that according to Twitch Terms of Service, vaping while streaming live is allowed, provided vaping is legal in your region. The Twitch rules do not stop the habit of vaping, but they sure do strongly advise against it.

Can you wear a swimsuit on Twitch? ›

Bikinis are OK under Twitch's nudity and attire policy as long as they cover the genitals and nipples. The streamer also can't wear anything sheer, and can't have the camera focus on body parts.

Is Twitch healthy? ›

Twitch has been criticised for not doing enough to support the mental health of its streamers. A report on the Amazon-owned streaming platform by the BBC details concerns that streamers are encouraged to spend an unhealthy amount of time online, with damaging effects to mental health.

Can a 13 year old have Twitch? ›

As mentioned, Twitch does not have the kind of parental controls you may expect from video game consoles and other devices, but there are some built-in measures you can take to help manage what your kids are exposed to. Children 13 or older are allowed to create an account under parental supervision.

Can you say blind on Twitch? ›

It's not that Twitch banned the usage of the term, they just removed it from their tags, so that streamers can't tag their streams as “blind playthrough”. Now they must tag it as “no spoilers” and “first playthrough” to let the viewers know that spoilers and backseat gaming is not allowed.

How do I get rid of bad words? ›

It takes time and patience to break a habit. One thing you might try is eliminating one or two curse words at a time, instead of all of them at once. Make a list of curse words and gradually go through the list, eliminating one after another. You will still slip up from time to time, you're only human.

How do I make my kid safe on Twitch? ›

How can I make Twitch safer for my child or teen?
  1. Co-watch. ...
  2. Click “not interested” on mature content. ...
  3. Create a Twitch account with an age that is under 18. ...
  4. Block Whispers (private DMs). ...
  5. Block strangers who ask for personal information. ...
  6. Use parental controls like Qustodio to set screen time limits.
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How do you censor curse words in text? ›

You can either use the first word of the swear word followed by several dashes, such as d—, or you can insert a placeholder in parenthesis. (Expletive), (vulgarity) or (obscenity) would all be appropriate. Personally, I think the second option of using a placeholder in parentheses is a better one.

What are blocking words? ›

In linguistics, blocking refers to the morphological phenomenon in which a possible form for a word cannot surface because it is "blocked" by another form whose features are the most appropriate to the surface form's environment.

What are blocked words? ›

Blocked words are used to filter out unwanted language in your community. Students very rarely use inappropriate language, but we have added this feature to give instructors some added peace of mind.

Can Chrome block words? ›

Word Blocker. Blocks passages on webpages that include a word the user has muted. Enter words in the popup, and it will be censored with asterisks.

Why did Streamlabs remove OBS? ›

Following accusations of plagiarism and copycat naming schemes, Streamlabs has announced that it's removing "OBS" from the name of its popular livestreaming app.

Why is Streamlabs getting sued? ›

Reports have surfaced that Streamlabs has been secretly signing up users for its paid monthly subscription. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are now investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed over this alleged practice.

How do I get rid of censored words on Twitch? ›

There is also a globally banned words filter which is enabled by default. These are words that Twitch has removed because they are the most commonly banned. To opt out of this filter, you must click the checkbox under the banned words filter window.

What are the banned words? ›

In 1999, the phrase was banned because it was termed an “overused synopsis of a conversation or debate, often by politicians and pundits.”
...
The rest of the top 10:
  • “That being said.”
  • “Asking for a friend.”
  • “Circle back.”
  • “Deep dive.”
  • “New normal.”
  • “You're on mute.”
  • “Supply chain.”
2 Jan 2022

How do you add a language tag on Twitch? ›

To set your stream language, click the drop down menu on the Stream Info panel. Alternatively, click the Edit Stream Info box on your Quick Actions panel. Setting your stream language will apply a label to your channel that will allow people using the site or filtering via that language to find you easily.

Does Twitch allow NSFW? ›

Twitch's rules prohibit “Nudity and sexually explicit content or activities,” and the thumbnails contained... well, basically all of that.

How do you get around censored words? ›

However, some people are persistent with their unbecoming habits.
...
That said, here are six common tricks used to avoid profanity filters.
  1. Word Separators. ...
  2. Embedding Words In Other Words. ...
  3. Phonetic Letter Replacements. ...
  4. Repeat Characters. ...
  5. Grawlix. ...
  6. Leet Speak.
18 Sept 2020

What is Twitch Ctrl+? ›

The Ctrl+ Stream Kit is an evolving, customizable set of tools for creators to connect, engage, and build their communities! Grab created this all-in-one extension in order to further engage creators and viewers through interactive experiences.

How do you Unblur writing? ›

4 Easy Hacks to Unblur Text on Websites: Read Blurred Text
  1. Using Google Translate.
  2. Using Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.
  3. Using the Inspect Element Tool.
  4. Switching to Reader Mode in Chrome.
11 Sept 2022

Is Banned a real word? ›

verb (used with object), banned, ban·ning. to prohibit, forbid, or bar; interdict: to ban nuclear weapons;The dictator banned all newspapers and books that criticized his regime.

Is Bannable a word? ›

Adjective. That can be, or is liable to be, banned.

Are there forbidden words? ›

Following the Washington Post report the CDC 'clarified' that really there were no forbidden words.

What is the most spoken language on Twitch? ›

English

What does Twitch mean slang? ›

especially : a short sudden pull or jerk. 3. : a physical or mental pang. a twitch of remorse. 4.

Is there a way to auto translate Twitch chat? ›

Integrate Google Translate & Twitch in 1 Click.

All you need to do is select automation and activate it. That's it.

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