Twitch Keyboard Shortcuts

25+ Twitch Keyboard Shortcuts and Commands You Should Know

Whether you are streaming content on Twitch or just watching other people’s streams, there are plenty of keyboard shortcuts and commands that you can use to improve your experience. We’ve compiled a list of the most important ones and we definitely recommend trying them out.

All of the keyboard shortcuts and Twitch commands listed here are great because they are quick to use and easy to remember. Not only that, in many cases, they allow you to do things that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to do.

Twitch Keyboard Shortcuts and Commands

Twitch Clips Shortcuts

Shortcut

Function

Spacebar or K

Pauses/resumes the video

F

Display the video in full-screen mode

Escape

Exits full-screen mode

. (period)

Increases playback speed of the video x0.25

, (comma)

Decreases playback speed of the video x0.25

Shift + Up Arrow

Increases the volume of the Twitch clip

Shift + Down Arrow

Decreases the volume of the Twitch clip

M

Mute / Unmute the audio

L or Right Arrow Key

Skips forward in the Twitch clip by 2 seconds

J or Left Arrow Key

Skips back in the Twitch clip by 2 seconds

Alt + R

Toggles the visibility of the chat panel

? (Question Mark)

Brings up a shortcut menu with a list of keyboard shortcuts

Note: Twitch used to let you skip forwards and backward on a Twitch clip frame by frame using the [ / ] (square bracket) keys but they have removed this feature now.

Twitch Live Broadcast Shortcuts

Shortcut

Function

Spacebar or K

Pauses the stream

Alt + T

Displays the stream in theatre mode

F

Displays the stream in full-screen mode

Escape

Exits full mode

Alt + R

Toggles the visibility of the chat panel

Shift + Up Arrow

Increases the volume of the stream

Shift + Down Arrow

Decreases the volume of the stream

M

Mute / Unmute audio

Alt + X

Allows you to clip the stream (you need to be logged in to do this)

? (Question Mark)

Brings up a shortcut menu with a list of keyboard shortcuts

Twitch Commands

These are commands that you can type into the chatbox and each performs a certain function for you. Some of these commands you will be able to do as a viewer but others are restricted to moderators and broadcasters.

Twitch Commands for viewers

You can view a list of commands available that you can use by typing ‘/’ in the chatbox.

Twitch-Commands-for-viewers

If you need more information on any of these, type in ‘/help [command]’. For example, ‘/help mods’ gives more information on the usage of the ‘/mods’ command.

Help-command

/mods

This command displays all the moderators of a particular channel. To use this command, type ‘/mods’ into the chatbox and hit enter. This will display a message with the usernames of all the moderators of the channel.

 /mods Twitch command

/vips

This command displays the usernames of all the VIPs of a particular channel. It works a lot like the previous command and to use it you’ll need to type ‘/vips’ into the chatbox. If the channel does not have any VIPs, it displays the message ‘This channel does not have any VIPs’.

/vips Twitch command

/color

This is a very fun command that allows you to change the color of your username in the chatbox. To use it, type ‘/color [your-color]’ into the chatbox where ‘[your-color]’ is the color of your choice. For example, ‘/color Red’.

/color Twitch command

To get the list of all available colors, type ‘/help color’ and hit enter. This should display a message with the list of colors that you can pick.

 Color Twitch command

/block

If you’ve spent any time on the internet before, you will appreciate this command. The ‘/block’ command on twitch lets you block someone in the Twitch chat. This is the one-stop solution to dealing with annoying people in chat.

Block Command

To use this command, type ‘/block [username]’ where ‘[username]’ is the username of the person you want to block and you will not be able to see their messages anymore. As simple as that!

To unblock someone, use the ‘/unblock’ command.

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Note: You can also do this by clicking their username and selecting the block option after clicking on the three-dot icon.

Whisper

This command lets you send a personal message to another user on Twitch. To use this command type ‘/w [username] [message]’. This pulls up a separate chat window between you and the other user.

/vote

This only works if there is an ongoing poll on the stream. To use this command, type ‘/vote [index]’ where ‘[index]’ is the index of the option you want to pick.

II) Twitch Commands for Moderators and Broadcasters

/user

The /user command displays the details of any user. To use this command, type ‘/user [username]’ in the chatbox.

/timeout

If you find that someone is not following the rules of the chat or is being disrespectful in chat, you can use the ‘/timeout’ command to give them a warning. This command bans them from chat temporarily. By default, this time period is set to 10 minutes but you can specify a time period if you want.

To use this command, type ‘/timeout [username] [time-in-seconds]’

Note: To stop the timeout, use the ‘/unblock’ command.

/slow

This command lets you set a rate limit for the people in chat. For example, ‘/slow 5’ would make it so that the people in chat should wait 5 seconds before they can post their next message.

Note: To remove this limit, use the ‘/slowoff’ command.

/uniquechat

This command helps you check for spam in your chat. It scans the first 9 characters of the message to figure out if it is spam or not. This helps keep your chat clean. To disable this, use the ‘/uniquechatoff’ command.

/subscribers

This command makes the chat exclusive to your subscribers. To disable this feature, use the ‘/subscribersoff’ command.

/followers

This command makes the chat exclusive to your followers. You can also set a time limit for this command. For example ‘/followers 1 hour’ will only allow people that have been following you for more than one hour to chat.

To disable this feature, use the ‘/followersoff’ command.

/clear

This command clears the chat for you.

/emoteonly

This command allows only comments that are all emotes. Use this by typing ‘/emoteonly’ into the chatbox. To disable this command use ‘/emoteonlyoff’.

Twitch Commands for Editors and Broadcasters

/commercial

You need to be a Twitch partner to use this command. This command lets you play a commercial on your stream. By default, the commercial runs for 30 seconds but you can change that to 60, 90, 120, 150 or 180 seconds. To use this command type ‘/commercial [time]’ into your chatbox.

/raid

Raids help you give a shout out to other channels by redirecting your viewers to that channel. To use this command, type ‘/raid [channel-name]’ into your chatbox. To cancel the raid, use the ‘/unraid’ command.

/host

This command lets you host another channel on yours. This is great for collaborating with other streamers. To use this, type ‘/host [channel]’ into the chatbox.

Twitch Commands for Broadcasters

/mod

This helps you assign moderators to your channel. Mods are very useful as they can look after the chat which allows you to focus more on streaming. To use this command, type ‘/mod [username]’ into the chat where ‘[username]’ is the username of the viewer you want to make a moderator.

Note: To unmod someone, use the ‘/unmod [username]’ command.

/vip

This command lets you assign someone the role of VIP on your channel. Use this by typing ‘/vip [username]’ into the chat box.

Note: To un-VIP someone, use the ‘/unvip [username]’ command.

Wrapping Up

That is all of them! We are sure that using these commands will help you get the most out of Twitch and help you be more efficient whether you are a viewer or a streamer.

Also, we should mention that this list is never complete. Twitch keeps updating this list of commands on their website, which you can check out here. Be sure to check in on this page to stay up to date with all the latest shortcuts and commands. Happy streaming!

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