- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
|Step 1: Click Sign Up on the Nightbot Website||Go to the Nightbot website and click in the center of the screen.|
|Step 2: Select Login with Twitch||Select the option to login with Twitch.|
|Step 3: Click Authorize||Ensure youâre logged into the right Twitch account and click authorize at the bottom of the page.|
|Step 4: Go to the Nightbot Dashboard||After authorizing, youâll be directed to your Nightbot Dashboard where you can control Nightbot settings.|
|Step 5: Click Join Channel||Click “Join Channel” on the top right side of the webpage. Wait for the bar to complete, indicating that Nightbot has joined your Twitch channel.|
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