Can You Delete Your Own Messages On Twitch?

Can You Delete Your Own Messages On Twitch

Twitch is a popular video streaming platform that lets viewer see their favorite streamers. You can use the live chat feature to send messages to each other while the streamer is performing. Having the ability to send live chat messages can be useful. But, you might be wondering if you can delete your own messages from the live chat. Since some messages you sent may contain typos or you just think the messages should be deleted from the chat.

In this article, You will learn how to delete your messages on Twitch.

Can You Delete Your Own Message On A Twitch Live Stream?

Unfortunately, you can’t delete your own message on a live stream chat if you are not a mod. The only thing you can do to delete your own chat messages is by using the clear command. However, this command will clear all messages from the chat. Also, even if you can delete your messages, other third party clients that act as Twitch extensions such as BetterTTV, FrankerFaceZ, and IRC may ignore the delete command, thus people can still read your messages.

If you accidentally send something you don’t mean to send in the chat like a password and there is no way you can unsend it. Therefore, make sure you triple check your messages before you hit the send button so it doesn’t contain sensitive information.

How To Delete Messages From Live Chat As A Mod

Since Twitch.tv is a website, you can try this method on Windows, Linux, or macOS using your preferred web browsers. Such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc. Follow the steps below:

  1. The first thing you should do is open Twitch.tv on your preferred web browser. Ensure your browsers are up to date since old browsers such as Internet Explorer don’t work with Twitch. The recommended browsers are Firefox and Chrome.
  2. At this point, it is assumed that you’ve already had a Twitch account. After the Twitch.tv website has loaded, click on the “Log in” button. Then enter your account credentials.
  3. After you have successfully logged in, the home page should appear.
  4. Now move your cursor to the icon located at the top right corner and click on your avatar.
  5. After the menu has displayed, choose the “Channel” option.
  6. After that, you will be taken to your channel page. Now click on the “Chat” tab.
  7. The mini window contains your chat.
  8. If you are doing a live stream or just got online, your followers and viewers should be on your channel and sending you messages already.
  9. The next thing to do is to switch to mod view. Click on the sword icon and the control area will open.
  10. On the mod view, click on the three dots icon and select “show mod icons“. This will toggle mod mode.
  11. If you want to delete a specific message, just click on the trash can icon that is located next to the chat message. Click that icon to delete the message.

Also Read: How To Remove Followers On Twitch?

Final Thought

You may find some of your chat history weird and you don’t want to keep it that way. You’ll think that you should get rid of them as soon as possible. The only way to do is to delete them. To do so you have to go to your creator dashboard and make sure you’re in your stream manager. Down below you see the chat box where you can click on the trash can icon to delete your message.

Hope this article helped you. If you have doubts then let me know in the comments below.

Rahul Tigga

Welcome to Social Minotaur readers! I'm Rahul Tigga a compassionate tech content writer and Digital Marketer for 9 years. This blog helps you with how to guide for social media. I Also cover some different topics related to my niche.

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