Our community moderators wear a lot of different hats. Whether they’re welcoming new community members, hyping up the chat, or swinging the ban hammer, moderators make Twitch a better place every day.
Today, as part of our Mod Day celebrations, we’re excited to release a new channel mode designed specifically for them: Mod View.
Mod View is a highly customizable home for all of the tools moderators need to take action on their channels. Previously, mods completed tasks (keeping chat safe, timing out users, etc.) by typing commands in chat. Now, each task has a standalone widget that lets mods take action without distracting from chat or the video. Widgets can be moved and resized to suit the moderator’s most urgent needs.
There’s also a dock for other, less-pressing mod actions. Each docked widget shows quick preview stats like the number of active mods or the stream uptime. Click an icon for a preview, or click-and-drag to pull a widget out of the dock and onto the main grid.
Mod View has dedicated space for moderators to search for users in chat and to see certain pertinent details about them and their history on the channel.
Mod View’s new AutoMod Queue allows mods to easily approve or deny messages caught by AutoMod. An Active Mods view shows which mods are present and active, and Mod Actions show all actions taken by all mods on a channel to help them collaborate.
Mod View is a step in our efforts to make moderating on Twitch easier. Please keep an eye out for future updates including new widgets and improvements to AutoMod.
And finally, a huge thank you to all the Twitch mods for everything they do for our communities. Here’s a quick message to all moderators from some of our streamers.