Do you want to check Twitch chat logs for a specific Twitch user? You can do it as a channel ownerr and as a viewer. Here’s how you check Twitch chat logs.
Chatting on Twitch is, without a doubt, one of the platform’s most essential and enjoyable features. To that end, users occasionally chat too much, making it hard to remember what you said while watching your favorite broadcast.
Fortunately, there are a few methods for streamers and viewers to check the chat history, with some being more popular than others. In this article, we’ll go through all of them.
Checking A Viewer’s Chat History As A Channel Owner
Many lesser tools and features were not seen as essential or necessary when Twitch was still relatively new. It is hard to imagine Twitch without them now that they have been added. One of these features is the moderation tool, which allows channel owners and users with moderator permissions to view a user’s complete conversation history on the channel by clicking on their name.
The preceding technique may be overly time consuming, so we’ll look at a simpler method. This approach is quick and simple, and it’s probably the most effective approach to determine what a viewer has written in your chat, going all the way back to their first message.
How to do it step-by-step:
- Open Twitch in your preferred browser and log in to your account.
- Go to your channel and open it. Wait until you’re connected to the chat room, when it’s completely loaded.
- After that, there are two methods to “target” a specific viewer and display their user card.
- There won’t be anybody posting in your chat room if your stream is down. In this scenario, you’d press Enter on your keyboard after typing /user username.
- Stop the chat from moving by scrolling up or down once with your mouse wheel in the chat area, then finding and clicking on the user’s name if your stream is online and people are chatting in the chat room. This will display their user profile.
- When the user card is revealed, you’ll see a slew of options, including the option to ban a user, as well as the ban button and so on. The command Show Chat History (Messages) should now be below them. Select it.
If the chat history contains a large number of messages, you’ll need to scroll down to find the one you’re searching for. Instead, if you want to see the mod comments, choose option on the far right.
To learn more about how to use player cards and the other available moderation tools, check out this official Twitch blog article.
Checking Your Chat Logs As A Viewer
Viewers tend to chatter a lot. It’s improbable that you would recall even a fraction of the messages you’ve sent in different chat areas if you follow more than one channel on Twitch. Fortunately, as a viewer, there are methods to inspect your Twitch chat logs. However, they necessitate the use of a third-party program. Don’t be concerned; it’s completely secure and easy to do so.
Chatty is a useful, open-source program that has many interesting built-in capabilities, one of which is chat recording. It offers split chat views, past input, and a lot more. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to access the messages you sent before Chatty was installed, but you will be able to save everything you type in a Twitch chat after that.
It is possible to have a lot of fun if you’re able to scroll through your Twitch chat history and see what was said in it many years ago. As a channel owner or moderator, you may use Twitch’s built-in moderator tools to keep track of chat logs. You can also accomplish this as a normal Twitch viewer by using a third-party software.
If you ever need to recall something you wrote long ago, use this knowledge to take a trip down memory lane.