Image for post
Image for post

How To Setup Nightbot on Twitch— Tutorial, Tips and Commands

Mark Longhurst
Oct 28, 2018 · 7 min read
Image for post
Image for post

How to set Nightbot up on Twitch?

In order to get Nightbot running in your Twitch chat, firstly you need to log into Nightbot to get it into your chat

Image for post
Image for post
/mod <username>

Nightbot Commands

Here’s a list of every default Nightbot commands (in most order of most useful to least):

  • !title — Allows users to see the current title of the stream, and allows moderators to change the current title
  • !game — Allows users to see the current game of the stream, and allows moderators to change the current game
  • !poll — Allows moderators to create a Strawpoll within chat, and allows users to see the results
  • !winner — Allows moderators to choose a random active user as a winner.
  • !songs — Allows users to request songs, and allows moderators to manage the requested songs queue
  • !regulars — Allows moderators to manage the channel regulars list
  • !commercial — Runs a commercial/ad on your stream (if your channel is partnered)
  • !filters — Allows moderators to manage spam protection filter settings

How to create your own commands on Nightbot

Adding your own commands is one of the best features of Nightbot, these can range from incredibly simple to heavily complicated.

Image for post
Image for post
So many… custom commands!
Image for post
Image for post
  • Message — this is the text that will appear in text chat, sent from Nightbot itself
  • Userlevel — you can limit certain commands to moderators, subscribers, the owner or everyone
  • Cooldown — Rather than spamming somebody every 4 seconds, you can set a minimum time length until it can be used again
  • Alias — if you want your command to trigger another command, this is where you add it. This will replace your ‘Message’.
Image for post
Image for post

How to create the Nightbot uptime command?

Although it looks complicated, you can copy and paste the following message into your custom command’s ‘message’.

Stream uptime: $(twitch $(channel) “{{uptimeLength}}”)
Image for post
Image for post

Setting up Nightbot auto messages & timed messages

Nightbot allows you to create messages on a timer than will appear after a set amount of messages in Twitch chat or a set amount of time — you are able to completely customise this to your preference.

Image for post
Image for post

How to create a Nightbot poll?

Do you want to get your viewers to vote on your next game, your next character or what you are having for dinner? Nightbot allows you to add a easy vote in your Twitch chat.

!poll new title | option 1 | option 2
!poll results
Image for post
Image for post

How do you set up a giveaway in Nightbot?

It’s extremely easy to setup a giveaway or raffle within Nightbot. Firstly go to ‘Giveaway’ in the navigation, select who is eligible for the giveaway, then choose between the three options of giveaways:

  • Keyword — viewers must enter a set word to enter the giveaway (you can set it so it automatically removes people who spam the keyword from the giveaway)
  • Random number — For giveaways where you get people to guess a number, Nightbot will choose a random number to make it as fair as possible!
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post

Can you set up song requests and playlists through Nightbot?

Yes! Using Nightbot AutoDJ, viewers can enter a URL from YouTube or SoundCloud to be added to the song queue/playlist.

!songs request [YouTube or SoundCloud Link]
!songs list
!songs playlist
Image for post
Image for post
  • Weather — yes, you can get Nightbot to tell you what the weather is like outside
  • Time — a helpful converter if you are wondering what the time is on the other-side of the world

Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post

What is The Emergence?

We are a gaming and streaming education website. We are dedicated to telling the stories of how your favourite gamers and broadcasters got to where they are and providing guides to help you start your streaming journey.

Image for post
Image for post

The Emergence

The Emergence is a streaming education, guides & tutorial…

Mark Longhurst

Written by

Gaming, podcasting and social media - founder of The Emergence | theemergence.co.uk

The Emergence

The Emergence is a streaming education, guides & tutorial website. We are dedicated to teaching content creators everything they need to know to help them start or grow their streaming journey. ⚡

Mark Longhurst

Written by

Gaming, podcasting and social media - founder of The Emergence | theemergence.co.uk

The Emergence

The Emergence is a streaming education, guides & tutorial website. We are dedicated to teaching content creators everything they need to know to help them start or grow their streaming journey. ⚡

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store