how to ban someone on twitch

How to Ban someone on Twitch 2022 Guide

There are two main ways how you can ban people on Twitch. The first one is a ban from the chat room. You can temporarily or even permanently ban users from your chat room. Or, if someone is harassing you, you can report that user to the Twitch support team. It takes time. But if the person was harassing you, they will IP ban him for life from Twitch streaming services. If you are in the second situation, it is for the best to block that person first, so he can’t harras you (it takes time for their support team to read your report and to evaluate if they should or should not ban him and in if they don’t ban him, he will be at least blocked and not bothering you anymore). If you change your mind, you can easily unblock that user in the future.

How to Ban people on Twitch from chat rooms

As explained before, you can ban someone for a set period of time, or you can bad them for life from your chat room. First, we are going to show you how you can set up a temporary ban and then the permanent one.

How to temporarily ban users

  1. Open your chat room on Twitch
  2. Click on chat
  3. Type in:”/timeout {USERNAME-that-person} [“type a number in seconds”], the full command should look like on screenshot below

If you have followed these three steps, you have banned a user from your chat for “X” amount of seconds. If you type ion /timeout {USERNAME-that-person} without the number, the user will be banned by default settings for 10 minutes. Sometimes this works, you give someone ten minutes to calm down, and after that, he can join you. If that person is still bothering you and has not changed his behavior even after 10 minutes, you might want to ban him forever. If you’re going to do that, follow the guide below.

How to permanently ban users

  1. Open your chat room on Twitch
  2. Click on chat
  3. Type in “/ban {USERNAME-that-person}”

How to unban someone on Twitch

If you have banned someone by mistake or if the banned person is no longer bothering you, you can unban him from your chat room. If you want to do this, follow this guide:

  1. Open chat room in question
  2. Click on chat
  3. Type in “/unban {USERNAME-that-person}”

Now both of these guides are only for banning people from your own chat room. If you want to ban someone from the Twitch platform, you have to follow the guide below.

Can you IP ban someone on Twitch?

The short answer is yes. 

This only works if someone is harassing you on Twitch.tv, or breaking their Terms of service. If you don’t have any proof of this, you probably won’t get that user banned.

Reasons why someone could get an IP ban

  1. Video, clip, or live stream breaking ToS
  2. Private message breaking ToS
  3. Chat message breaking ToS
  4. Profile breaking ToS
  5. Username breaking ToS
  6. Somewhere else… [something else with which that user broke ToS of Twitch]

How to IP ban someone on Twitch on Windows or Mac

  1. Click on search
    how to ban someone on twitch on windows or mac step 1
  2. Type in the username of that person
    how to ban someone on twitch on windows or mac step 2
  3. Click on his username to open his profile. If you are not sure about his username, click on one of the search buttons and then click on their profile
    how to ban someone on twitch on windows or mac step 3
  4. Click on the three dots next to their username
    how to ban someone on twitch on windows or mac step 4
  5. Click on the report that the user
    how to ban someone on twitch on windows or mac step 5
  6. Please choose a reason why they deserve an IP ban and click on next
    how to ban someone on twitch on windows or mac step 6
  7. You will be asked to specify that reason, type out a description of how that user violated Twitch terms of service, and click on “Report User!

Congratulations, you have just finished the IP ban guide. The twitch team just received your report, and if they find that the user in question has broken their terms of service, they will IP ban him from Twitch.tv.

How to IP ban someone on Twitch on iPhone or Android smartphone

  1. Open Twitch app
    how to ban people on twitch app step 1
  2. Tap on search in the upper right corner
    how to ban people on twitch app step 2
  3. Type in the username of that person and tap on his username to open his profile. If you are not sure about his username, tap on the search button and then tap on their profile in search results
    how to ban people on twitch app step 3
  4. Click on the three dots next to their username
    how to ban people on twitch app step 4
  5. Click on the report that the user
    how to ban people on twitch app step 5
  6. Choose a reason why they deserve an IP ban, fill out Description (explain how that user broke Twitch ToS), and tap on “Report User”
    how to ban people on twitch app step 6

Can you ban someone from watching your Twitch?

Yes, you can, but this is this case. You should probably block that user, it will have the same effect, and you can do it yourself in less than a minute if you don’t know how to check this guide: How to block someone easily on Twitch.

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