Lately you’ve been dabbling with live streams on Twitch, the well-known streaming platform owned by Amazon, and you’ve heard about the possibility of making raids. You’d like to know more about this and if I can help you out. Of course you can, of course you can!
In this tutorial, in fact, I will explain in detail how to make a raid on Twitch. It doesn’t matter from which platform you want to do this: I’ll show you how to achieve your goal from both PC and mobile devices. But not before explaining to you what a raid is and how it works.
Well? Why are you still standing there in front of the screen? Want to better understand how raids work on Twitch? My guess is that you can’t wait to learn how to use this feature. Come on then, you just need to follow the quick instructions below. There’s nothing left for me to do but wish you a good read and enjoy!
Before we get into the details of the procedure on how to raid on Twitch, I think you might be interested in learning more about this possibility.
Well, the raid is nothing more than a “call to action” by a streamer. In fact, it consists in making land, at the end of his live, its users in the live of another streamer.
Let’s make a practical example: if KK is ending his live on Twitch and wants to send his followers to see what Chris is doing on his channel, he will make a raid on Chris and all those who were watching his live will land on Chris channel.
This practice is often used by Twitch streamers to “direct” their users to other channels that, according to them, are worthy of attention. In short, this is a kind of “advice”: obviously it will be up to users, after watching that live, to decide whether to stay connected to the live on which they were “diverted” or abandon the vision and move on to another.
A difference to keep well in mind is that between raid and host. If the former is a sort of “advice”, made at the end of a live show, which automatically diverts viewers to the live of another streamer (usually, who makes the raid also asks its users to bring their greetings in chat to the streamer “raided”) the host provides that you host directly the live of another person on your channel: users watch that live, but they can also comment directly in the chat of your favorite streamer. Moreover, the host is not done at the end of a live stream, but can be done at any time.
How to make a raid on Twitch from PC
Having explained to you how raids on Twitch work and how they differ from hosts, I’d say it’s time to move on to action, more precisely the procedure for making a raid on Twitch from PC.
There are two methods to proceed from a computer: use Twitch’s website or its official computer application. It’s up to you; in the end, the steps are the same.
To proceed, press on the profile icon in the upper right corner and click on the Author Dashboard option. At this point, click on the Streaming Manager item on the left and, by doing so, you’ll access your channel’s page dedicated to live streams (if you’re not already in it).
After that, on the right side you’ll find a quick box for running a raid: click on the option Run a raid to another channel, choose which channel to raid and click first on the button Start raid and then on the button Run a raid, which will appear in the chat. Twitch will warn you about how many viewers you are “bringing” to the other channel.
An alternative method to perform a raid to another channel is to type, in the chat of your channel (bottom left corner), the command /raid followed by the name of the channel and press Enter. To confirm, just press the button Make a raid.
As soon as you raid, Twitch will let you decide if you want to “host” the live broadcast of that channel on your profile, through a host, so that even those who have “arrived late” can follow that live broadcast, or if you want to keep your channel “free”. In the latter case, you just need to click the Cancel hosting button, which will appear on the screen right after the raid.
In short, Twitch allows you to choose whether you want to host in conjunction with the raid or not. Either way, now you know everything you need to know about the ability to raid from your computer.
How to raid Twitch from smartphones and tablets
As you say. Are you using a mobile device but would still like to raid from your Twitch channel? No problem, I’ll explain you how to do it right now.
Well, in this case you can go through the official Twitch app. To install it, open the Play Store (for Android devices) or the App Store (for iPhone and iPad), type “Twitch” and tap on the app icon (white cloud on purple background). Then, tap on Install / Get and, if you are on iOS, verify your identity with Face ID, Touch ID or Apple ID password. If you’re using an Android device without the Play Store, you can find Twitch on an alternative store.
After launching the Twitch app, type in your account email address and password and tap on the Sign In button to login. Then, press on the account icon in the top left corner and tap on the Stream Manager item.
Press, now, on the Chat box and type, just as I explained in the chapter dedicated to the computer, the command /raid followed by the name of the channel to which you want to raid (eg /raid digiitallife).
At this point, tap on the button to send the command and the raid will start automatically in 30 seconds, as well as the host of that direct on your channel. When it’s complete, you’ll see the message At the moment host followed by the channel name appear in chat.
Unfortunately, you can’t do much more from mobile, as the Streaming Manager on smartphones and tablets is more limited than the one available for computers. Anyway, if you want to stop hosting, just use the /unhost command in your chat.
Perfect, now you’re aware of everything you can do in terms of raid on Twitch. If you want to learn more about this topic, I suggest you check out the official guidelines. All that’s left is for me to wish you good viewing and wish you the best of luck in your career as a streamer!