You may have seen in other twitch channels users typing in a command which returns them their follow age (Essentially how long they have been following the streamer for). This is a cool command as it allows a viewer to see how long they have been watching you for. It also drives engagement in your chat between viewers as they talk about “who has followed longer”.
Let’s jump in and show you how to add the follow age command to your Twitch channel using the StreamElements chat bot.
How To Add Follow Age Command To Twitch
Luckily stream elements already has this command built into the software so we don’t have too much work to do. Just follow the steps below to get up and running.
Step 1 – Make StreamElements A Mod In Your Channel
If you have not already made Streamelements a mod on your channel you will need to this before any commands or auto moderation will work. 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 – Enable The Followage Command
Now that Streamelements is a mod in our channel we can enable the Follow Age command. This may already be enabled automatically in your software. To check go to Streamelements.com –> Chat Bot –> Chat Commands and scroll down until you see !followage.
As you can see for me the followage command is already enabled. If yours is disabled just turn it on.
There is no real need to change any of the default settings for the command. The default ones will work just fine. Just click on save and your command is now ready to use.
Step 3 – Check That Your Command Is Working
Now that we have enabled the command let’s check that it is working. To do this head over to your Twitch channel and type !followage in the chat box. You should then see streamelements return the follow information.
Obviously you cannot follow your own channel so you won’t see your follow age. However as long as it returns the message above you know that the command is working and is ready for your followers to start using.
When your users type in the command they will see how many months, days and hours they have been following. You can see how this looks below.
Now that you have enabled the followage command on your stream your users can battle it out to see who is really an OG viewer. You could potentially even give rewards to viewers who have stuck around for a certain period of time.
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