Chatting with your Twitch mates and streamers can be exciting! Whether you’re a viewer or a streamer; keeping the conversation flowing with users makes streaming even more fun. Twitch is not only about the streaming, it’s a platform to engage with passionate gamers all over the world. Learning a thing or two from your favorite streamer, or simply conversing with your Twitch friends privately is now possible on Twitch.
Twitch introduced the whisper feature to allow users to chat privately with friends, followers, subscribers no matter what channel they are on. Previously Twitch users could only whisper by typing in the username in a global chat, with conversation publically displayed but things have changed. This one on one conversation allows you send personal messages or even messages containing important information over the Twitch stream. You can send a whisper on Twitch via website or the Twitch app, making it super convenient for you to stream and stay connected with everyone on Twitch.
Having a hard time figuring how to whisper on Twitch? If you’re new to Twitch, then worry not. We have all the guide to help you whisper with ease on Twitch. From chatting, to blocking users, to temporarily opting out of Twitch whispers or for good, this blog contains all the information you’re looking for.
Twitch Whisper features
When Twitch introduced the whisper feature back in 2015, Twitch pursuits were stoked, as they no longer had to chat in a public chat room. With this feature, users can share any topic and engage with other users privately. Here is all you need to know about the whisper features and how you can whisper on Twitch:
Twitch allows users to chat and send private messages to their Twitch friends within the chat window without displaying it to everyone else. Each message or whisper shows up in a public chat box, but only the intended person will be able to view it. Twitch allows you to send whispers to as many people as you like, but not more than two people can be included in each conversation at a time.
Chat by using username
To chat with friends, simply type “/w” followed by the username of the person you want to send to and type in your message. There is an autocomplete suggestion provided by Twitch based on the last five people that you’ve chatted with, but there is always an option to manually type in the person’s username to whom you want to send a whisper.
Chat no matter what channel you’re on
Twitch is a platform where users can whisper globally and is not limited to users in the specific channel. Twitch allows its users to whisper to other users even if they are on different channel as long as they are online. i.e. If you are watching one stream and your friend is on another stream, you can still send private messages to each other.
Accessible through any device
Users can whisper via any device either from the website or mobile app no matter what channel you’re on. The whispers will show up one after the other with the rest of the chat on the device you are using.
Twitch protects the privacy of its users by blocking people they do not want to chat with. Before blocking a user, Twitch will ask certain questions to state whether the blocked person has violated any of the Twitch’s terms and conditions. Blocked users will at the same time receive a notification that they have been blocked so that they don’t send any more messages.
Never miss out when your Twitch friend sends you a whisper. You will get notifications either on the Twitch browser or app. To enable Twitch whisper notification on chrome or Firefox on your desktop, either go to settings tabs or notification center and enable browser notifications and click save.
With the new Do Not Disturb (DND) mode in the Whisper settings, Twitch prevent incoming whispers from showing up on your screen in a new conversation window. You can always see the whispers available on the main whisper list window. You can block whispers from certain users, set your privacy preferences in the whisper settings and clear inbox by clicking on the ‘mark all messages read’ in the whisper setting.
Supports several Languages
Twitch have integrated several language support on all iOS and Android apps so that users can whisper to each other without any language barrier. Languages including Chinese, French, German, Russian as well as Arabic are just a few amongst the others.
How to whisper on the Twitch mobile app?
- On your iPhone or Android mobile device, open the Twitch app and open the profile of the person with whom you want to send the whisper to. You can find the profile by searching for them in search bar.
- Both on iPhone and Android, there are different ways to send whisper. On Android, to open the private chat window, click whisper on their profile page. On iOS, click on the three dots on the top right corner and then tap on the Whisper from the menu that appears on the screen.
Streaming on Twitch got a lot more fun with the whisper feature, from having something important to say, to sharing jokes to building a deeper connection your Twitch friends. Twitch has curated the perfect ground for all video gamers. Engage more with the Twitch whisper.
Frequently asked questions
- How to unblock someone on Twitch whisper?
There are different ways to unblock someone from Twitch. On Twitch stream chat, on the top right corner, tap on the three dots. You will find the unblock option in the menu dropdown. You can unblock someone from the settings in the Twitch website. On the Twitch app, search for the username and click on the unblock option from the slide-up menu.
- How do I know if someone has blocked me?
You will receive a message in chat if another user has blocked you. If you receive a message that your message was not delivered, then it is because their settings won’t allow you to send them a whisper.
- Can I whisper to more than one person a time?
Yes, Twitch allows you to whisper to more than one person at a time. But you cannot add more than one user in a whisper conversation.
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