How To Enable Slow Mode On Twitch

Are you tired of your Twitch stream viewers spamming messages on the chat? Do you want to limit the messages they can send with a cooldown timer? If so, you can use the slow mode feature on your stream on Twitch. Follow our quick guide below, and we’ll show you how to do it from your Creator Dashboard.


When you stream on Twitch, your viewers can use the chat to communicate with you and other viewers on your channel. They can ask questions, talk to other people, and send emojis through the chat feature.

However, some users like to troll and spam messages on the stream’s chat. This type of people can disrupt the vibe of your stream and prevent you from reading messages from your followers and subscribers.

Thankfully, Twitch allows streamers to limit the chat feature on their channels. With that in mind, here’s our guide about enabling slow mode on the app.

How to enable slow mode on your stream on Twitch

If you don’t want people that watch you on Twitch to spam messages on the chat, you can enable the slow mode feature on your stream. With the help of this feature, you can set the time that requires users to wait before sending another message.

You can set the slow mode timer on your Creator Dashboard on your browser. Follow our quick guide below, and we’ll show you how.

  1. Open Twitch on your web browser and sign in to your account.
  2. Click your profile icon on the upper right corner of the screen and select “Creator Dashboard” from the menu.

  3. Click the hamburger icon on the top right corner to open the navigation menu and select Stream Manager.

  4. Look for the Chat window and click the gear icon to access its settings.

  5. Scroll down to the Channel Modes section and select the Slow Mode option.

  6. Choose the cooldown timer you want to use on your stream’s chat.

After enabling slow mode, people can only send messages on the stream’s chat in intervals. Before the cooldown timer expires, they can only watch as other people send messages to the chat.

Alternatively, you can type “/slow” + the number of seconds you want to set on the slow mode and press Enter. You can set it for a few seconds or how long you like.

If you ever change your mind, you can open the chat’s settings and turn off slow mode under the Channel Modes section. On the other hand, you can use the “/slowoff” command to turn it off from the chat.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to enable slow mode on Twitch, you can limit the messages viewers send in a short amount of time. In this way, you can prevent people from spamming messages to your stream’s chat.

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