Twitch Help Wiki

There are different levels of Moderators and support found on Twitch and Twitch's social media. To avoid confusion, here is a list of all chat badge types, ranging from users to staff. No other labels are officially sanctioned by Twitch.

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  • User-Type Chat Badges
  • Chat Badges
  • Chat Emoticons


Twitch Staff:
These are the fine folk who make Twitch tick. Say hello!
Paid personnel who review grief reports and enforce our Terms of Service. In short, they help us keep Twitch safe and fun.
This is the owner of the Channel that you are currently visiting on Twitch. Broadcasters have the ability to enforce chat rules for their Channel and appoint/remove Channel Moderators.
Chat Moderator:
A member with this icon is a Moderator of the Channel you are currently visiting. They are selected by the Channel owner and have the ability to time out, ban, and enable slow or Subscriber-only mode in this chat.
A member with this icon is a Twitch Verified user. The Verified Badge uses the same global badge slot shared by Twitch Prime, Turbo, Bits, or other badges received from a Twitch Crate opening, not the slot that occupies Broadcaster, Mod, or the others above. All Partners will be automatically granted access to the Verified Badge, and a policy on which additional users might qualify for this badge is coming in the future.
These are users recognized by streamers as loyal members of their community. VIPs are immune to chat and channel moderation settings, although they are still able to be moderated directly by a channel moderator.


These are badges available via purchasing subscriptions to various programs on Twitch.

Turbo User:
A subscriber of Twitch's monthly premium user service. More information can be found here.
Twitch Prime User:
A Subscriber of Twitch's premium user service with additional benefits. More information can be found here.

There are also Cheering Chat Badges and Sub Gifter Badges. Cheering and purchasing Sub Gifts show your support for streamers as well. As you cheer or buy more sub gifts, you earn channel chat badges for that channel so your support is recognized.

Your Cheer Chat Badge lasts indefinitely, but only appears in the channel where you earned it. Your Sub Gift badge lasts until your Sub Gift expires, but your badge levels up permanently in the channel where you earned it.

If the channel you're watching has Leaderboards enabled, you can also earn Top Cheerer and Top Gifter badges You will also find various versions of Subscriber Loyalty Badges based on how long users have been subscribed.


During your time interacting with chats on Twitch you will notice various Emoticons. There are thousands to be discovered, and include Global Emoticons and Subscriber Emoticons that you can unlock by subscribing to a Broadcaster, and Twitch Prime Emoticons that you receive for subscribing to Twitch Prime.

Emoticons play a heavy role in the Twitch culture and we encourage you to join in.