Words you can’t say on Twitch in 2022 (Twitch Banned Words)

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This might be frustrating but let me share the words you can’t say on Twitch in 2022.

You must avoid these words as you may get banned and also because it keeps the community and streams safe.

Now, this is important to know if you are an experienced or either a beginner streamer on Twitch.

In this article, I will share the exact banned words on twitch and categories as well.


Words you can’t say on Twitch?   

List of twitch banned words that are considered as harmful slurs and you can’t say are

  • SIMP

These are the list of words that are restricted both for streamers and viewers to use on Twitch as of December 16, 2020. 

According to Twitch, negative words like a virgin, simp, and incel are used to insult someone in the chat in terms of someone’s sexual practice.

You can also not use terms and commands of !blind during the gameplay.

Along with these words, related emotes will be also banned. If you are a streamer you must be also aware of banned games on Twitch to avoid a ban.


SIMP – This is one of the negative words becoming popular on Twitch. Simp is used in the chat for the people who are desperate for the female’s attention in the chat.

Using these words for anyone in the chat can really embarrass an individual.


INCEL – Incel is another word used in twitch chat mostly for men.

The word is used with an intention to describe a man who blames others for his failure.

For example, a man who never had sex but blames women for this.


VIRGIN – Now as these entire 3 twitch banned words are against twitch T&C and this can really hurt someone in reference to sexual practice.

Though Twitch decided to not use these words or any related emote.


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What kind of words you can’t say on Twitch

Twitch has clearly mentioned avoiding all offensive and discrimination words falling in categories like

  • Religious and Political beliefs
  • Ethnicity or Race
  • Bullying, Sexism, and Homophobia
  • Gender and Gender orientation

You must be aware that any words coming under this category would be against Twitch T&C.

Twitch clearly says you must respect all religions, races, and gender.

So making any negative content or discussion under these categories is strictly prohibited.

There are still many racial slurs (nigger) used by the people against racism and I think there should be some strict action or rules to totally ban such discrimination words.

Words to ban on Twitch
Words to ban on Twitch

Religious & Political beliefs

On twitch stream, viewers can be from different religions and may have different political beliefs.

I have a question here?

We come on twitch to enjoy streams related to games and music, so why do we start these out of the topic discussions.

Let me tell you that there have been many cases where people even tried to suicide just because of harassment.

Love your religion and beliefs but also respect others.


Ethnicity or Race

This is another category where twitch asks you to keep ethnicity or race out of the discussion.

Avoid asking someone about religion and race both from streamer or any viewers.

This becomes really painful when someone is enjoying the stream and suddenly a discussion is diverted towards racism or any other kind of discrimination.

Any discussions under these categories are the words that you can’t say on twitch.


Sexism or Homophobia

Twitch is a platform that welcomes streamers from different religions, races, and sex.

Streamers work hard to grow on twitch by showing their skills.

Recently many streamers got some abusive messages and hate raids just because of their sex and orientation.

This is the reason twitch recently banned words like simp, incel, and virgin.

You are not allowed to have such a discussion with any streamer or viewers.


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How to Ban these words on Twitch

Now being a streamer when you focus on your gameplay rather than on chat you are not aware of where your audience is from and the kind of mindset they have.

Just because of them you might get banned even if you are not responsible.

So it’s better to ban these words

Follow the below steps to ban these words on Twitch.

  1. Open the Twitch website and log in with your account.
  2. Click on the profile picture located at the very right-hand top and choose “Creator Dashboard” from the suggestions drop-down.
  3. From the Creator dashboard, left-hand menu options click on Settings and then from the drop-down click on Moderation.
    How to ban words on twitch
    How to ban words on twitch


  4. Now on the top, you will find “Blocked terms and Phrases” click on it.
  5. Here in the box of “Search for a term to block” type the words that you want to block.


Additional tips on words to avoid on Twitch

  • Also, add words that are similar and misspelled or any slanged words.
  • Make a list of banned words to assure you have not left any.
  • Always set rules for your twitch chat to want viewers creating those discussions.
  • Use Auto Mod and other moderators to keep an eye on your chat.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What words should I ban on Twitch?

If you want to know or wish to add more words to the twitch banned list then you can add words like

  • Heretic
  • Dialect
  • Pollyanna
  • Bam

And many more related to the above categories and explained above. You better work on it and make a list of banned words and then add them to the twitch blacklist.


How do I see banned words on twitch?

Go to creator dashboard on Twitch and from the left-hand menu options click on Settings and then on Moderation.

Here you will find Blocked terms and phrases, click on them and check the words.


Final Words

So hopefully you know now about the words you cant say on Twitch in 2022 and why to avoid these words.

Viewers avoid these words as you may get banned and more important this can be really painful for others.

Streamers better create a list of these blacklisted words and add in the banned words of Twitch.

Let me know if you still have any doubts in the comment section.


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