Twitch continuously finds innovative ways to get viewers involved with their favorite streamers. The concept of dedicating an online service to live streaming and live chatting with others is compelling enough but the company has managed to also include a fun feature known as predictions. In this article, we will discuss what predictions are and how to set them up so that you can get your twitch community involved.

Let’s jump in and show you how to set up predictions on Twitch.

What Are Twitch Predictions?

Twitch predictions is a feature in live streams where viewers can use their channel points to take a guess on what will happen. Let’s say a streamer is playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. A streamer can set up a prediction asking chat if they will win the course in game or not. Viewers will have the option to respond with “yes” or “no” and if correct, they earn more channel points which can go towards cool stuff on stream.

How To Set Up Predictions On Twitch

There are a few ways a streamer can set up predictions. The first way being through their browser via creator dashboard and the second way by typing the command “/predictions” via chat. Here is how you can access the predictions feature through your desktop.

  1. Click on your profile picture at the top left corner and then click on creator dashboard
  1. Next you want to click on stream manager
  1. You will then be met with a few different “quick actions” you can provide within your stream such as raid channel, edit stream info, manage goals and whatever extensions you have enabled for your stream.

    If you do not have the predictions extension available in your “quick actions” section, simply press the plus sign so that you can add it. If you still cannot find it, that means you haven’t reached twitch partner and/or twitch affiliate.

Once this is done, you have a few more steps to go through to get the prediction rolling. First, make sure that you are live and then follow the steps below:

  1. Click “Start a prediction”
  2. Click “Name prediction” and type in your answers so that viewers can see the prompt.
  3. Add the option of “yes” or “no” or whatever possible outcomes you’d like.
  4. Use the “submission period” menu and choose how long you’d like the prediction to last
  5. Click on “start prediction.”
  6. After the outcome has happened, choose which option was accurate and those who voted correctly should be awarded channel points.

How To Set Up Predictions On Twitch Mobile

Unfortunately at the current time, you are unable to create predictions on Twitch mobile.

Can Mods Set Predictions On Twitch?

Yes. Moderators can set predictions on twitch. If anything, it is ideal that they handle this so that the streamer can focus on entertaining chat. However, if a mod does partake in a prediction, they cannot manage the outcome of said prediction.

How Do Mods Set Predictions On Twitch?

Mods can set up predictions on twitch by using the same steps in the “How To Set Up Predictions on Mobile” section. Essentially, mods would have to type the command:”/prediction” in the chat of the streamer that they moderate.

Then they will be able to fill out all the information regarding the prediction. This is further explained in the “How To Set Up Predictions On Stream” section of this article.

Wrapping Up

You now know how to use predictions on Twitch. Let us know in the comments what you will be asking your viewers to make predictions on.

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Chriselle is a passionate writer and a gamer at heart. She enjoys gaming daily and streams on Twitch where she works hard to build a fun and welcoming community almost every day.

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