Twitch doesn't tolerate harassment

Emre Çitak
Oct 12, 2023

Twitch is a leading online streaming platform for gamers, content creators, and influencers to share their passions with a global audience. In recent years, Twitch has made significant strides in enhancing user experience and preventing harassment.

Online harassment has been a persistent challenge for Twitch, with users often facing unwarranted abuse, hate speech, and offensive content. Twitch's new anti-harassment features are a response to these concerns, aiming to provide streamers and viewers with more control over their experience.

By discussing the need for these features, we can shed light on the importance of creating a more inclusive and safe digital space for all.

Twitch starts blocking banned users from watching streams

One of the most significant aspects of Twitch's new features is the ability for streamers to prevent banned users from viewing their streams. This empowers content creators to maintain a healthy and harassment-free community, ensuring that individuals who have been banned for inappropriate behavior no longer have access to their content.

This feature is a game-changer for streamers, as it gives them the power to create a more positive and welcoming online environment. It also sends a strong message to banned users that their behavior will not be tolerated.

Twitch anti-harassment feature
Twitch's anti-harassment feature aims to provide a safer experience for streamers

How to enable Twitch anti-harassment feature

To enable the Twitch anti-harassment feature to block banned users from watching your streams, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your Creator Dashboard
  2. Click on the Settings tab
  3. Click on the Moderation tab
  4. Under the Chat Moderation section, toggle on the Stop banned users from viewing stream switch
  5. Click Save

Once you have enabled Twitch's anti-harassment feature, any user who has been banned from your channel will be unable to watch your stream, even if they create a new account.

Note: Twitch's anti-harassment feature is currently only available to streamers who are Affiliate or Partner.

Featured image credit: Twitch.


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