While Twitch is a great platform for gamers to interact with like-minded people, there is also a private messaging feature called Whisper. This allows you to talk to your friends privately or even drop a fan message to your favorite streamer. Here’s how to Whisper on Twitch to send a private message.
Now you must be wondering – does it mean anyone can send me a Whisper and spam my chatbox? No, you can block Whispers from strangers so that you can receive messages from your followers.
We’ll show you how to enable that feature too. As for sending Whispers, there are multiple ways to send them. Before we get into that, let us first understand who you can Whisper to on Twitch.
Whom Can You Send (or Receive) a Twitch Whisper
Let’s quickly understand whom can you send and who can send you Whispers on Twitch.
- You can send Whispers to people who follow you unless they have blocked you on Twitch.
- You can receive private messages from people you follow unless you have blocked them on Twitch.
- You can send Whispers to people who do not follow you back unless they have blocked receiving Whispers from strangers on Twitch.
- You can receive Whispers from people who you do not follow back – unless you have blocked receiving Whispers from strangers on Twitch.
Now, let’s get started on how to send a Whisper on Twitch using mobile as well as the desktop app.
How to Whisper Someone on Twitch Web App
There are two ways in which you can send a Whisper to Twitch using PC. You can either use the Twitter search feature or send a Whisper directly to someone on the live chat.
1. Send a Whisper Using Twitch Search
Step 1: Open and Log into Twitch.
Step 2: Click on the Whisper icon in the top right corner.
Step 3: The Whisper chat window will now open up. Search for the profile to whom you want to send a Whisper and click on the right search result.
Step 4: You can now send a private message in the chat window.
You can also see a list of existing chats in the chat window and directly send them a Whisper by selecting the chat.
Next, let us take a look at how you can send a Twitch Whisper to someone on a live stream chat.
2. Send Whisper to Someone on Live Stream Chat
If you are watching a live stream on Twitch and want to respond privately to a message that you see in the public chat, you can use the Whisper feature to do so.
Step 1: In the live stream chat window, make note of the username you want to send a Whisper to.
Step 2: Then, use the below format to send the message :
/w username messsage
The ‘/w’ tag activates the Whisper feature, the ‘username’ can be entered next to it followed by the message you want to send.
Step 3: Click on Whisper. A chat window will now open up and your Whisper message will be sent.
As you can see, the message is now sent. However, do note that you can send a message to a profile that does not follow you only if they have not blocked strangers from Whispering.
Next, let us take a look at how you can send Whisper on Twitch mobile app.
How to Send a Whisper on Twitch Mobile App
There are three different ways in which you can send a Twitch Whisper on the iOS and Android apps. We’ll show you all of that in detail. Besides, the steps for the iPhone and the Android app remain the same.
1. Send a Whisper Message Using the Chat Window
This is the easiest way to send a Whisper message directly from the chat window. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Open the Twitch app and tap on the Whisper icon in the top right corner.
Step 2: Select the option ‘Start a Whsiper’.
Step 2: Search for the username you want to send a Whisper.
Step 3: Select the profile and send the message in the chat box.
There you go, your Twitch Whisper message is successfully sent. Next, let us see how we can use the Twitch search feature.
2. Send a Whisper Message From Twitch Search
You can simply search for the username to who you want to send a Whisper message and start a chat with them. Here’s how.
Step 1: Open Twitch and tap on the Search icon in the bottom toolbar on the Twitch app.
Step 2: Enter the username in the search bar and select the profile from the search results.
Step 3: Once the profile opens, tap on the three dots icon in the top right corner.
Step 4: Select Whisper. The chat window will now open and you can message them.
Next, let us see how we can send a Whisper message to a streamer, or any profile we come across while navigating through Twitch.
3. Send Whisper to a Streamer on Twitch
If you want to directly message a streamer on Twitch or any other profile that you come across on Twitch, here’s how to do it.
Step 1: Tap on the username of the streamer you want to send a Whisper to.
Step 2: Their profile will open up. Tap on the three dots icon in the top right corner.
Step 3: Tap on the Whisper option. Provided the streamer has not blocked Whispers from strangers or follows you, you can start a Whisper chat.
There you go. Those are all the ways to send a Whisper on Twitch. Next, let us see how you can view such private messages.
How to Check Whispers on Twitch
When you receive a Whisper on Twitch, its icon will carry a notification count and will also notify you about the received message. You can tap or click on that to access the chat window and interact with the person who sent you a Twitch whisper message.
Here’s how it looks on the web version of Twitch :
And here’s how it looks on the mobile version of Twitch.
While the private messaging feature on Twitch is indeed helpful, you might however want random strangers dropping messages on your account which leads to a lot of spam. Therefore, you can simply enable the toggle to block Whispers from strangers on Twitch and keep your chat window clean.
We’ve explained everything in detail in a guide on how to block users on Twitch. You can check that out to know more.
There you go. That is everything you need to know on how to send a private message by using the Whisper feature on Twitch. If you have any more questions, look at the FAQ section below.
FAQs on Twitch Whisper
If you are on the web app, hover your mouse around the Whisper chat you want to delete and you will find the delete button. On the mobile app, long-tap on the chat you want to delete and select Hide.
Yes, you can block someone directly from the Whisper chat window by selecting the Settings icon followed by the block option.
No, there is no option to undo and delete a sent Whisper message on Twitch.
Send Secret Messages Easily
We hope this article helped you to send private messages on Twitch with ease. However, the chat features on Twitch seem pretty barebones, especially in comparison to Discord. But given Twitch’s biggest strength is video streaming, they haven’t given a thought to integrating a solid messaging tool and perhaps, they can make use of this idea in the next update!
Last updated on 28 March, 2023
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