Adding links to your Chat directing people to your other social profiles is a great way to cross pollinate your audience. By sending people to other platforms you can gain more views and engagement everywhere while also diversifying your audience.
In this tutorial we are going to be breaking down how to add social commands to your Twitch stream using the Streamelements chat bot. You can also use other chat bots to get the same outcome however some of the steps may be slightly different.
Let’s jump in and get started.
How To Add Social Commands To Your Twitch Stream
Having a command on Twitch linking out to your social profiles is much easier than trying to manually direct people or tell them in your chat. If someone says “whats your discord?” in chat you can just tell them to put “!discord” in chat and they will automatically get the link. This avoids people going to the wrong place or following the wrong account.
Step 1 – Set Up Streamelements & Mod The Bot
If you don’t already have a streamelements account you will need to set one up at Streamelements.com. You will then need to make Streamelements a mod in your chat.
To do this open up your Twitch channel and navigate to Profile Picture –> Creator Dashboard –> Chat Box.
In the chat box type /mod streamelements.
This will mod the Streamelements chat bot in your chat allowing you to use commands on in your stream.
Step 2 – Create Custom Commands For Each Platform
We now need to set up a command for each specific platform that we want to add to our bot.
To do this open your Streamelements dashboard and navigate to Chat Bot -> Chat Commands -> Custom Commands.
In this section we are able to create our own custom command from scratch.
When in the custom commands section click on Add New Command. This will open up box that lets us input information for our command.
Below is the information you will need to add to your command:
Command Name: This is what the user will type in to return your social channel link.
User Level: Set this to everyone as we want everyone to be able to use the command.
Response: This is what the user will get returned when they input the command in chat. For example if they input !discord the will get a message returned with your discord link. Feel free to customise the Response section to fit your brand and then make sure to add your link to the platform of your choice.
Once you are finished click on activate command and the command will now be active on your stream.
You will have to create a separate command for each social platform that you use or you could just create one single command called !socials which returns all of your social links in one message.
Personally I think this looks a little messy and takes up a lot of room in chat. I prefer to create an individual command for each platform I am promoting.
Social Command Template For Stream Elements:
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You should now have all of your social commands activated on your Twitch channel using stream elements. Now your fans will have easy access to all of your socials allowing you to communicate with them across different platforms and ultimately drive more engagement to your streams and content.
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