How to Add Nightbot to Twitch in 5 Steps

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How to Add Nightbot to Twitch in 5 Steps

Key Points

  • Nightbot is a helpful security guard for your Twitch channel, moderating chats and automatically publishing chats for you.
  • Nightbot is a must-have addition for streamers who want to entertain but don’t want the drama, as it can delete comments that violate Twitch’s content guidelines.
  • To add Nightbot to your Twitch channel, simply sign up on the Nightbot website, authorize it with your Twitch account, and join your channel.
  • Using commands is the most important part of using Nightbot on Twitch, and it’s easy to set up custom commands or use default commands.
  • Nightbot’s spam protection feature can be enabled and customized to protect your Twitch chats from spam and other unwanted content.

Running a Twitch channel is generally pretty fun. But sometimes, you need a little help moderating your viewers and sending messages and links. Fortunately, some genius developer somewhere created Nightbot, a simple bot that you can add to your Twitch channel.

We’re about to teach you everything you need to know about Nightbot. From how to add it to Twitch to how to use it, follow along with us while we walk you through the steps you need to add Nightbot and make it work for your Twitch channel.

What is Nightbot on Twitch?

Depending on your understanding of bots, you may need a little more clarification on what Nightbot is and what it offers your Twitch channel. This plugin is essentially like a helpful security guard for your channel.

Nightbot will watch over your channel, moderate chats, and automatically publish chats for you (say hello to merch links). It’s a hands-free helper that you can set and forget. Of course, it’s also a necessity for streamers who want to entertain but don’t want the drama. You can use commands (which we’ll explain more below) to tell Nightbot what you want it to do and customize it.

Unlike other plugins, Nightbot is a must-have addition for anyone who goes Live, posts videos, or has a following. Twitch takes content violations seriously. The company will take action against you for comments in your chats. So, Nightbot can quickly delete those comments leaving time for your human mods to kick or ban them.

How to Add Nightbot to Twitch

Before you can use Nightbot, you need to add it to your Twitch channel. Fortunately, that part is really simple.

You’ll need your Twitch login credentials and your favorite web browser. But once you have those two things ready, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click Sign Up on the Nightbot Website

Go to the Nightbot website here and click Sign Up in the center of the screen.

How to Add Nightbot to Twitch in 5 Steps
First, sign up.


Step 2: Select Login with Twitch

Now you’ll see a few options. You can add Nightbot to Twitch, YouTube, or Trovo. For the purposes of this article, select Login with Twitch.

How to Add Nightbot to Twitch in 5 Steps
Click Login with Twitch.


Step 3: Click Authorize

Ensure you’re logged into the right Twitch account at the top of this page (you’ll see your Twitch username). Then, click Authorize at the bottom of the page.

Note: Before adding any bots to any of your accounts, read through the list of permissions and authorizations. This helps you to know what the bot can access and what it’ll do.

How to Add Nightbot to Twitch in 5 Steps
Click Authorize.


Step 4: Go to the Nightbot Dashboard

As soon as you hit Authorize, you’ll go to your Nightbot Dashboard. This is the place where you’ll find all of the controls for Nightbot and you can set it up for Twitch.

How to Add Nightbot to Twitch in 5 Steps
Go to the Nightbot Dashboard.


Step 5: Click Join Channel

Before you leave the dashboard, click Join Channel on the top right side of the webpage. You’ll see a little bar and a message telling you that Nightbot is joining your Twitch channel. When the bar completes, you’re good to go!

How to Add Nightbot to Twitch in 5 Steps
Click Join Channel.


How to Use Nightbot on Twitch

Naturally, we wouldn’t leave you with a brand-new bot and no clue how to use it. If you’re already familiar with Nightbot, feel free to move forward with your Twitch channel. But for our readers who’ve never used it, the following sections are for you!

Note: You must go to your Twitch dashboard to add Nightbot as a Moderator. Go to the Dashboard and click Community. Then, click Roles Manager and assign the moderator role to Nightbot.


The most important part of using Nightbot on Twitch is using commands. If you aren’t a computer programmer, don’t worry. It’s easy to tell Nightbot what to do with commands. These commands are simpler than markdown because you only need to put an exclamation mark (!) before a single word to execute them.

Open the Nightbot Dashboard and click the Commands tab. You’ll see two options: Custom Commands and Default Commands. Choose the Default Commands to enable those most commonly used by Twitch streamers. If you prefer to make new commands, click the Custom Commands option.

Spam Protection

Arguably, some may consider Nightbot’s spam protection more important than the commands, but nonetheless, it’s easy to enable and manage. Similar to the method above, go to your Nightbot Dashboard. Then, click Spam Protection on the left side (you may need to scroll down a bit).

Click Disabled next to each option you’d like to enable. Then, click Options to customize the feature. Choose any options you find necessary to protect the integrity of your Twitch chats and Nightbot will automatically come to save the day.

Note: You can timeouts on words, phrases, emotes, and more!


Lastly, if you want to promote your YouTube channel or sell merch, you can set Nightbot to automatically add links to your chat occasionally. Click the Timers option on the left-side menu and fill out the form. Set your timer to add links to your chat at specific intervals. Then, while you’re live streaming, you can focus on keeping everyone entertained while Nightbot sends them your links.

Wrap Up

When you create a channel on Twitch, Nightbot should be one of your first stops. It can help moderate your chats, fight off spammers, and even help bring in a little extra money. Adding Nightbot is incredibly simple — it only takes a few steps!

Summary Table

Step 1: Click Sign Up on the Nightbot WebsiteGo to the Nightbot website and click in the center of the screen.
Step 2: Select Login with TwitchSelect the option to login with Twitch.
Step 3: Click AuthorizeEnsure you’re logged into the right Twitch account and click authorize at the bottom of the page.
Step 4: Go to the Nightbot DashboardAfter authorizing, you’ll be directed to your Nightbot Dashboard where you can control Nightbot settings.
Step 5: Click Join ChannelClick “Join Channel” on the top right side of the webpage. Wait for the bar to complete, indicating that Nightbot has joined your Twitch channel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Nightbot ban people for me?

Unfortunately, no. But it can put people in timeout (seriously). If someone isn’t being very nice or is acting like a toddler, Nightbot will give them the same treatment a toddler would get and make them sit quietly until they can compose themselves and act appropriately.

Why don't I see Nightbot's messages in my chat?

If you followed the steps above, Nightbot should appear in your chat. If it doesn’t, there may be a few reasons.

First, Nightbot may have a delay if you recently changed your Twitch name.

Another issue may be that Nightbot doesn’t have moderation permission. Go to your Twitch Dashboard and click the Community option. Then, grant Moderator permissions.

If the issue persists, ensure that Nightbot isn’t banned on your channel, and you haven’t accidentally muted it (use the !ignore nightbot command) to unmute it. Finally, try restarting your stream to get Nightbot back.

How can I see if Nightbot is reading my chat?

You can go to the Nightbot dashboard and click the Logs option in the menu to see your Nightbot logs.

Can I mute Nightbot?

Absolutely! As long as you have the command enabled, use the !ignore nightbot command to silence it. Then, use !unignore nightbot to unmute it.

How do I remove Nightbot?

You can easily remove Nightbot by going to the Nightbot Dashboard and clicking the Part Channel button in the top right. Wait for the line to complete filling (as we did when we added it), then Nightbot will disappear from your Twitch channel.

Is Nightbot free?

Yes, Nightbot is free! You won’t have to input any payment information or sign up for monthly subscriptions to use Nightbot.

Will Nightbot work with Discord too?

Yes! If you love streaming on Twitch, you’ll love keeping your biggest fans updated on Discord too. Fortunately, you can add Nightbot to Discord using the integrations tab on the Nightbot website. The plugin will help moderate your Discord chats, share links, and more.

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