Twitch Safety Check

This tool verifies your chat settings, moderator list, and follower list to inform you about potential vulnerabilities. Quickly check in a single place which actions need to be taken to protect yourself. Follow @modest_mishmash on Twitter for more updates and useful security tools! If you would like to support development of similar tools, check out our Patreon Campaign.

Use this tool to quickly check your safety status! Neither your login credentials nor any kind of access token is ever transmitted anywhere when using this tool. The login procedure is handled purely between you and Twitch to identify you.

🐱‍💻 Account Status

  • Your account is listed on a community block list
    Your Twitch account name is included in the Community Blocklist. This means that some moderation bots consider you malicious and will ban you on sight. Streamers using this block list might also pre-emptively ban or block you. Let the maintainer know about this false-positive so that you can be removed.
  • Your account is not flagged as malicious
    Your Twitch account name is not on a community block list.
  • Your account gets flagged as a bot
    TwitchInsights lists your account as a bot. This does not have to be an issue but could be used as an indicator from some moderation tools. This is likely the case if you have been using third-party software to connect to Twitch.
  • Your account is not considered to be a bot
    TwitchInsights does not list your account name among known bots.

⚙ Chat Settings

  • You have not configured a chat delay.
    A chat delay helps your moderators to purge personal information and hate speech from chat before it gets send out to everyone else. Especially when using a bot to help with moderation duty, even a short chat delay will allow it to remove bad messages without anyone noticing they were posted in the first place.
    You can turn on chat delay in your moderation settings.
  • You have configured a chat delay.
    Your chat delay will help your moderators to purge personal information and hate speech from chat before it gets send out to everyone else.
  • Accounts can chat without a verified e-mail address.
    Requiring a verified e-mail address will make it harder to attack you with automatically generated accounts. Most legitimate viewers have a verified address and this setting adds a much needed layer of protection.
    You can require a verified e-mail address by adjusting the respective setting in your moderation settings.
  • Only accounts with verified e-mail addresses can chat.
    Requiring a verified e-mail address makes it harder to attack you with automatically generated accounts. Most legitimate viewers have a verified address and this setting adds an additional layer of protection.
  • Viewers can post links in chat.
    With your current settings, anyone can post potentially malicious weblinks in chat. You can disable links completely in the Twitch settings. If you still want your community to be able to share links then chat bots can somewhat reduce the risk.
  • Viewers are not allowed to post links in chat.
    Your chat settings prevent viewers from posting weblinks in your channel's chat.
  • You are not using slow mode.
    Without slow mode, malicious accounts have no limit to how quickly they can flood your chat. Having to wait in order to be able to chat again, can be annoying for your viewers. But even a low setting can help immensely. You can activate slow mode by entering you channel and typing /slow 5 in chat.
  • You have set up slow mode in your chat.
    Slow mode will prevent malicious accounts from flooding your chat without limit.

👥 Viewer Information

Only the 8,000 newest followers were checked.
  • You may not have enough moderators. At the moment, you only have moderator(s) assigned. Consider appointing more people, so they can help you with keeping your chat clean.
    You can assign privileges to trusted accounts in the Roles Manager.
  • You probably have enough moderators.
    Your squad of moderators will help you with keeping your chat clean!
    You can assign privileges to even more trusted accounts in the Roles Manager.
  • Some of your Moderators or VIPs are flagged as malicious
    The Twitch account name of is included in the Community Blocklist. This means that some moderation bots consider them malicious and will ban them on sight. Streamers using this block list might also pre-emptively ban or block them. If you think that these entries are false-positives, let the maintainer know. Otherwise take immediate action in stripping them from their roles.
  • Your moderators and VIPs are not flagged as malicious
    Twitch account names of your moderators and VIPs are not included in the community block list.
  • You have malicious accounts in your follower list.
    Currently accounts are following you that have been verified as malicious bots. Attackers often setup bot accounts to follow a streamer in advance, launching the real attack later on. This will let them get around safety settings like followers-only mode.
    Download the list of respective accounts and import it in Commanderroot's tools to ban and block them. Make sure you do both of these things to have an effective defence.
  • No malicious accounts are following you.
    Looks like your follower list is clean of malicious accounts! Check back regularly to verify that no malicious bot accounts follow you, so that they cannot get around safety features like followers-only mode.
  • You have unknown bot accounts in your follower list.
    Currently accounts are following you that have been verified as malicious bots. These accounts are not necessarily malicious. They have been identified as using third-party tools to interact with Twitch in an automated fashion. You may choose to ban and block them.
    Download the list of respective accounts and import it in Commanderroot's tools to ban and block them. Make sure you do both of these things to have an effective defence.
  • No unknown bot accounts are following you.
    Looks like your follower list is clean of bot accounts! Check back regularly to identify potentially malicious bot accounts.
  • Malicious accounts are connected to your chat right now.
    Currently accounts are connected to your chat that have been verified as malicious bots. Take immediate action by banning and blocking them.
    Download the list of respective accounts and import it in Commanderroot's tools to ban and block them. Make sure you do both of these things to have an effective defence.
  • No malicious accounts are currently connected to your chat.
    Looks like your chat list is clean! Check back regularly to identify malicious bot accounts.
  • Unknown bots are connected to your chat right now. These accounts are not necessarily malicious. They have been identified as using third-party tools to interact with Twitch in an automated fashion. You may choose to ban and block them.
    Download the list of respective accounts and import it in Commanderroot's tools to ban and block them. Make sure you do both of these things to have an effective defence.
  • No unknown bots are currently connected to your chat.
    Looks like your chat list is clean of bot accounts! Check back regularly to identify potentially malicious bot accounts.

🤖 Tools and Bots

  • You are not using a chat bot.
    General purpose chat bots come with basic functionality to remove the most obvious spam. You can choose from an immense list of available software, with the most common bots coming from StreamElements or Streamlabs. For more advanced users, we recommend MixItUp.
  • You are using a chat bot.
    Looks like you are using . Click on the buttons below in order to learn more about how to use your bot effectively.

  • You are not using a moderation bot.
    Chat bots for general purposes can only do so much. You should utilize a specialized moderation bot that can automatically ban malicious accounts and identify threats in your chat. Effectively utilizing a good moderation bot will offer more protection than any other point on this list.
    Head to the SMASH Security Suite and get one for your own channel. Don't forget to give the bot moderator privileges!
  • You are using a moderation bot.
    Looks like you are using . A properly configured moderation bot offers more protection than any other point on this list. Click on the buttons below in order to learn more about how to use your bot effectively.
  • You are using multiple moderation bots.
    Looks like you are using . These bots do very similar things, so our recommendation is to only choose one. By removing unneeded extra bots, you can reduce server stress and make them a more enjoyable experience for others. Click on the buttons below in order to learn more about the bots, so you can make an informed decision. Generally speaking, smash_security is the most feature-rich and configurable bot whereas sery_bot is the easiest to use.

  • You are not using Cone Of Safety.
    This step is entirely optional.
    You can use Cone Of Safety to collect information about your viewers and followers. The bot also offers some moderation capabilities.
  • You are using Cone Of Safety.
    Cone Of Safety collects information about your channel's viewers and also offers some moderation capabilities.
  • You are not using timedoutbot.
    This step is entirely optional.
    You can use timedoutbot to specify a minimum account age before people are allowed to chat. The bot will then timeout new accounts that are trying to talk.
  • You are using timedoutbot.
    timedoutbot will ban any new account temporarily if they try to talk in your chat.