For those wanting greater control over who can join your chat room, we’ve rolled out email verification to be enabled by you, the broadcasters. By navigating over to your Twitch Settings/Chat, you may check the box labeled “require a verified email to speak,” making it so only those who have verified the email address used to sign up for their Twitch accounts may speak in your room.
If you still haven’t verified your email address, go to Twitch Settings/Profile and check the email field. If you’re using an unverified email address, you’ll find a message informing you of your next steps. If not, you’re good to go!
This is a small but important step towards creating an even better chat experience for Twitch, and there’s still much more to do. Let us know what you think and if you have any feedback on what type of features you’d like to see implemented as we continue to work on the entire chat experience.