In the age of online communities, it is paramount to maintain good manners and respect for fellow chatters. We’ve seen many instances where one person uses crude or offensive language in Twitch Chat, which is against the community guidelines. It is the responsibility of every individual to act responsibly when chatting with others on platforms like Twitch.
Be respectful of others
It is imperative to respect others and their opinions. It can be difficult, but it’s important to keep in mind that everyone has tough days. If someone is being rude or insulting, don’t stoop to their level. Try to be understanding and patient; after all, that person may just be having a bad day.
Keep chat clean and PG-13 rated
We’re all human. It’s not always easy to react appropriately, but it really is important to keep chat clean and PG-13 rated. Keep rude messages and emotes to a minimum, and if you’re feeling frustrated about something, just take a break and come back! It may sound easy to know what messages are appropriate or not because we should be well aware of socially appropriate language, but we all slip up sometimes.
Don’t spam the chat with a link or video you want to promote
One thing that people often do in order to try and get attention is to spam the chat with a link or video they want to promote. Not only is this annoying, but it’s also against the community guidelines. If you have something you want to share, just use the chat’s messaging system!
If someone is being harassed, report them to Twitch staff immediately
If you see someone being harassed or bullied, report them to Twitch staff immediately. The staff will take appropriate action based on the severity of the situation. No one deserves to be harassed, and by reporting the incident, you could potentially help make Twitch a more positive place for everyone.
Do not engage in inappropriate behavior, such as sharing personal information or using hate speech
The best way to avoid engaging in inappropriate behavior is to not share personal information or use hate speech. Remember that you are fully responsible for any messages that you send, so keep your account secure and never share personal information.
Avoid making jokes about topics that could be seen as offensive (e.g., cancer)
There are many topics that could be seen as offensive, but never make jokes about them. For example, cancer or sexual abuse are topics where sarcasm typically isn’t appropriate. Just because you may not find a topic offensive doesn’t mean that everyone else feels the same way. If someone takes offense to one of your jokes, apologize and move on.
How to pause Twitch Chat
In order to pause your chat, you have to click the three dots in the top right corner of the chat box. This will take you to a menu where you can click “Pause Chat.” It’s important to remember that when you pause your chat, it will automatically be paused on everyone else’s end. If you want to chat with a friend privately, you can do so by using the private messaging system.
Twitch chat etiquette is a set of guidelines to follow in order to maintain good manners and respect for fellow Twitch Chatters. The simplest way to do this is by not spamming the chat, but there are many other rules as well such as not impersonating others or sharing personal information. If you see someone being harassed or bullied on Twitch, report them immediately because it’s against community guidelines and could get your account suspended if management doesn’t take appropriate action. One last thing: avoid making jokes about topics that could be seen as offensive (e.g., cancer) and never make inappropriate comments like using hate speech!