You may have seen people put the !lurk command in another streamers chat. The lurk command allows a viewer to let the streamer know they are there but they won’t be talking while watching the stream. This is a great feature to have in your stream as not everyone will want to engage in chat all the time.

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to set up the Lurk command on Nightbot. Let’s jump in and get started.

How To Set Up !Lurk Command On Twitch

To set up the Lurk command on your Twitch channel you will need to use a third party bot. In this tutorial we will be showing you how to set up the command with Nightbot. If you haven’t already created a nightbot account head over to Nightbot and create one.

Step 1 – Mod Nightbot

To ensure that night bot works on our channel we will have to first mod Night bot in our chat. This allows it to pull necessary information from your channel and return it in chat.

To mod night bot head over to Twitch and open you Twitch channel. To do this navigate to your Profile Picture –> Creator Dashboard –> Chat Box.

In the chat box type /mod nightbot

This will mod the Night bot chat bot in your chat allowing you to use commands in your stream.

Step 2 – Add A Custom Command In Nightbot (Lurk)

In Night bot navigate to Commands –> Custom –> Add Command.

We now have to create our command. There is a few different options we need to fill in.

Command – This is what users will type into chat to state that they are here but just lurking. For this enter !lurk.

Message – The message is what gets returned to the user when they enter the command in your Twitch chat. You can add whatever you like in here but I have added a template you can copy and paste below.

Thanks for joining us! Have a nice Lurk $(user)!

Userlevel – For this command you can set userlevel to everyone

Cooldown – You don’t want people to repeatedly spam the lurk command in chat so I would recommend setting cool down to a minimum of 60 seconds.

Alias – You can leave this blank

Below you can see how the command should look before clicking submit to save the command.

We can now test this command on our stream.

Step 3 – Test The !Lurk Command

To test if the lurk command is working, head over to your Twitch chat and type in the !Lurk command.

All you have to do to trigger the command is type !lurk in chat. As you can see below nightbot returns the custom message that we created.

What Does The Lurk Command Do On Twitch?

The lurk command allows viewers to let the streamer know they are there but won’t be chatting. Not every viewer who joins the stream wants to engage in chat as they may just have it on in the background. The lurk command is a good way to let the streamer know you won’t be chatting back and forth with them or others. By using the lurk command, you are still showing your support in the stream.

Wrapping Up

That’s all there is to it. Now your lurkers can let you know they are here supporting your stream but are unable to type in chat. We definitely don’t recommend trying to talk to or ask questions to someone who wants to lurk. Just let them enjoy their time on your stream.

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