How to Mod Someone on Twitch

Keep your channel positive

Twitch is an immensely popular online service used to watch and stream digital video broadcasts. It takes seconds to get started and begin streaming whatever game you're playing or other activities like artwork creation. Where things can get trickier is ensuring that the community you're cultivating is safe and fun for everyone. That's where it can be useful to add Twitch mods—moderators that monitor your chat room and are able to keep abusive commenters in check if need be. 

Fortunately, it's very simple to make someone a mod on your Twitch channel, giving them plenty of powers within your channel. Here's how to make someone a mod on Twitch as well as a look at why this can be useful. 

It's useful for you and your moderator to know all the mod commands that are associated with Twitch. Make sure to read up on them so you know what to do.

Why Make Someone a Mod on Twitch?

As with any online community, Twitch can be a very positive activity. It's a great way of making new friends and discovering new interests but sometimes, a small minority of troublemakers can make things unpleasant for everyone. It's a smart idea to mod a reliable person on Twitch, giving them moderator privileges so they can keep an eye on the chat while you're busy playing the game that's being streamed or completing other activities. 

This is particularly useful if you have an established streaming schedule and you're working on building up your reputation, as no one wants to be part of an unwelcoming community. It only takes seconds to set up too.

How Do You Mod Someone on Twitch?

Making someone a mod on Twitch only takes a few brief commands but you need to know how to do it. Here are the steps necessary to mod someone and grant them the privileges that come with being a Twitch mod. 

We've used Twitch Studio in our screenshots but the method for modding someone is the same across all Twitch apps and services.

  1. Start your stream on Twitch.

  2. Have the user you want to make a moderator join your stream.

    Twitch Studio app with a stream of the desktop running

    If possible, assign your mods before you start playing a game or participating in an activity, so you can focus on each task.

  3. In the chat window box, type /mod [username] where [username] is the username of the person you want to make a mod. 

    Twitch Studio app with the chat room dialog box highlighted and displaying the /mod command
  4. The user is now a moderator in the channel and has moderator privileges. 

    Twitch Studio app displaying that a user has been made a moderator

How to Mod Someone on Twitch With Mouse Commands

If you'd prefer to use mouse commands to make someone a moderator, you can do that through a different method. Here's what to do.

  1. Start your stream on Twitch.

  2. Have the user you want to make a moderator join your stream.

  3. Click on the username of the person you want to make a moderator.

    Twitch Studio app with a username of a chat user highlighted
  4. Click the Mod [username] button.

    Twitch Studio app with Mod [username] button highlighted
  5. They are now a moderator in your Twitch channel.

    To remove moderator privileges, type /unmod followed by the mod's username.

Can you Mod Multiple People?

In a word, yes. It's perfectly possible to have multiple moderators within your Twitch channel and Twitch actually recommends it for the smoothest experience for everyone. Varying numbers are needed depending on the size of the channel.

If you trust the people you make mods, there's never any harm in having more mods than recommended. The key is to trust the person you're passing such privileges onto. 

  • Small channels. It's worth having one or two mods. A small channel is typically when chat is relatively quiet at about one or fewer lines of text per second.
  • Medium channels. One mod for every 200 viewers is about right here providing chat is reasonably busy. 
  • Large channels. One mod for every 600 viewers is the recommended number in order for each mod to keep on top of any potentially abusive behavior. Obviously, your mileage may vary depending on the kind of followers you have and fewer mods may be just right.