Do you often find yourself watching video game streams or other content on twitch?
it’s a great platform that offers a tremendous variety of content producers and topics.
One of the biggest elements of Twitch is the interaction between content creators and viewers, much of which happens in the chat channel.
But you might find the chat feature to be distracting or unwanted, leaving you looking for a way to remove it.
The steps in this article are going to show you how to hide the chat column that appears in the Twitch iPhone app.
How to Hide Chat on Twitch
- Open the Twitch app.
- Open a streamer channel.
- Turn the screen to landscape mode.
- Tap on the streaming video.
- Tap the Hide chat icon.
Our guide continues below with additional information on how to hide chat on Twitch, including pictures of these steps.
Some people that watch streams on Twitch really enjoy the chat feature of the application, while others don’t want to see it.
By default, Twitch streams that you watch on your iPhone will show the chat at the bottom of the screen in portrait mode, or will show the chat at the right side of the screen in landscape.
While you can’t hide the chat in portrait mode, you can hide it in landscape mode.
Our guide below will show you how to hide Twitch chat in the iPhone app when you’re in landscape so that the whole screen is taken up by the streaming video.
How to Hide the Chat in the Twitch iPhone App (guide with Pictures)
the steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.3.1. I am using the most current version of the Twitch app available when this article was written.
note that this will only hide the standard chat portion of the Twitch stream. If the streamer uses a custom overlay to show their chat on top of their stream then you won’t be able to hide it.
These steps will show you how to hide the chat window when you are watching a twitch stream on your iPhone.
Step 1: Open the Twitch app.
Step 2: Find a stream that you want to watch.
Search for a game or a streaming channel.
Step 3: Tilt your phone to put it into landscape mode.
Turn your phone to the side.
Step 4: Tap on the video stream.
Tap on the video on the screen.
Step 5: Touch the Hide chat button.
Tap the Hide chat button.
Now that you know how to hide chat on Twitch you will be able to toggle its display on and off as needed.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Hiding Chat on the Twitch App
Why can’t I get the Twitch app into landscape mode?
If you are trying to turn your iPhone to landscape mode but it’s staying in portrait mode, then it’s likely because you have the Portrait Orientation Lock enabled.
You can turn this off by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen to open the Control Center, then you can tap the Portrait Orientation Lock button, which looks like a padlock with an arrow around it.
If your iPhone has a Home button then you will need to open the Control Center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen instead.
Where can I find the chat settings menu for Twitch?
If you are trying to change something about the chat window or the chat experience in the Twitch application, then you can turn your phone back to portrait orientation, then touch the three dots at the bottom-right of the screen.
There you will see some options like:
– Your identify
– Hide offensive language
– Readable colors
– Animated emotes
How can I hide my visit in Twitch?
If you don’t want your friends to be able to know that you are in the channel, then you can use an option found in scene mode to hide your visit.
Simply turn your phone to landscape mode, then tap on your profile icon.
You can then select the Set presence option, then tap the Hide visit symbol.
Note that this feature is no longer available, as Twitch has deprecated the Friends feature of the app.
How do I change the settings when I’m watching Twitch?
if you would like to change some of the settings for the stream that you are watching, then you can tap the settings cog at the top right hand corner of the screen.
There you will be able to switch the stream quality, choose the Audio Only or Chat Only option, plus many more options.
Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.