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Twitch Tips

An unofficial source for tips, tricks and tutorials for the game streaming platform, Twitch.

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BetterTTV enhances Twitch with new features, bug fixes, and reduced clutter.


  • Chat Tweaks
  • Blacklist spam
  • Chat field history
  • Highlight words and phrases
  • Pinned highlighted words and phrases
  • Improved connection monitoring & server selection
  • Resizeable (drag-able) chat
  • Show or remove deleted messages
  • Split chat lines and paragraph indentation
  • Unban all users with /massunban
  • Username color calculation (prevents hard-to-read names)
  • Username & emote tab completion
  • Enhanced moderator cards and keybinds
  • Anon Chat (hidden in viewer list)
  • Chat image link previews on hover
  • Broadcast Dashboard        - Prioritizes chat, and auto-updates channel statistics
  • Darken Twitch        - A slick, grey theme which will make you love Twitch even more
  • Notifications        - On-site and desktop notifications when people send you messages, mention you in chat, and when channels you follow go live & more!

Guide to setting up BetterTTV

Download it from the specific link for your browser:

Once you have installed it navigate to a TwitchTV channel. Click the Cog And Click BetterTTV Settings.

Then choose your settings, below are my custom settings which I think are the best way to do it but feel free to try everything out!

Chroma Keying Chat (deprecated)

*(BTTV Black Chat (Chroma Key) feature is deprecated in favor of KapChat, and will eventually be removed.*

For streamers who want to Chroma key the chat onto your screen without a background so it goes over games can follow the next part.

First of all Pop-out the chat so you have it in a second window (The settings gear –> Pop-out Chat –> When the chat pops out do the same again –> Settings Gear –> Chroma Key)

When you have opened it and Clicked on the chroma key setting you chat should look something like this:

What you then want to do is capture it in your capture program (OBS, XSplit ETC..)

When you have the window selected and your region selected pick black #000000 To be keyed out.

It should look something like this.

Write up by Gav. Thanks to NightDev, LLC for their amazing add-on! Lirik used as an example for chat screenshots!