Dec 12, 2016 - By Brian Petrocelli

Moderators are the sword. Now AutoMod is the shield.

Each day millions of chat messages are sent within the streamer communities that call Twitch home. These messages are the lifeblood of Twitch.

But as we all know, there are those who use Twitch chat to harm streamers, community members, and ultimately the entire Twitch community. To combat these trolls, streamers appoint community members to wield the moderator sword allowing them to timeout or ban trolls (We have the best mods don’t we folks? Believe me.). Yet sadly, sometimes these negative messages are read before they are removed and prevent mods from spending time leading their community.

Well it’s time for an upgrade. You can now shield your chat with AutoMod!

Here’s how it works. Streamers can configure AutoMod by selecting one of four levels. These levels affect how aggressively AutoMod holds back messages under four categories: identity, sexual language, aggressive speech, and profanity.

When AutoMod flags a message, it lets the original sender know that moderators will review the message’s content before it’s sent to chat. Meanwhile the message is shown to moderators, giving them a chance to accept or reject the message.

Protect your chat with AutoMod now, head to your settings page and select a moderation level.

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