If you are starting to build up a community on your channel you may want to add a watchtime command to your channel. This command allows your viewers to check how much time they have spent watching your stream. Hopefully these were hours well spent!

When you add this command in your chat you will see your most loyal fans battle it out, to see who has the longest watch time. In this tutorial I am going to break down how to enable the !watchtime command using the Streamlabs cloudbot. Let’s jump in.

How To Set Up !Watchtime Command On Cloudbot

To set up the watch time command on Twitch you will need to use a third party bot. In this tutorial we will be using the Streamlabs Cloudbot.

Step 1 – Make Cloudbot A Mod In Your Channel

If you have not already modded the Streamlabs cloud bot in your channel you will need to do this first. This allows the bot to interact and post 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 Streamlabs

This will allow the Streamlabs cloud bot to interact with your chat meaning you can use commands.

Step 2 – Add A Custom Command In Streamlabs Cloudbot

Go to Streamlabs.com and ensure you are logged in with your Twitch account. Navigate to Cloudbot on the left hand side and ensure that Cloudbot is turned on.

Now that Cloudbot is on we can create a custom command. To do this go to Commands –> Custom –> Add Command.

We can now create our command inside the custom command editor. There is a few different options to fill in.

Command – This is what our viewers will type in to activate the command. For Watch Time we can set this to !watchtime

Response – This is what gets returned to the viewer when they enter the command in your Twitch chat. I have included the code below so you can copy and paste into Cloudbot.

@{user.name} has spent {user.time} hours watching {channel.name}

You can customise this to your liking. You might want to add a joke add the end or make it more in line with your brand message.

Reply In – For the watchtime command I would set this to chat. This allows people to flex their watchtime and start more conversations in your chat.

Permission – Everyone. Everyone watching your stream should be able to use this command.

Below you can see how the command should look when you have it set up.

You may also want to go into the advanced setting section and add a “User Cooldown”. This will stop the same user spamming the command over and over again in chat. I recommend setting this to 60 seconds.

Click “Confirm” to save your command.

Step 3 – Test The !Watchtime Command

You can now test to see if your command is working correctly in chat. Head over to your Twitch chat and type in the !watchtime command. When set up correctly it will return the users total watch time just like the screenshot below.

Wrapping Up

Now you can enjoy watching your viewers battle it out to see who has the longest watch time on your channel. You will be able to see who the true OGs are!

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James is a marketer by day and gamer by night. He loves sharing his Marketing background in the world of streaming. When he's not working on campaigns he's likely to be spotted in Verdansk.

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