This Wednesday, Twitch launched Shield Mode; a new feature for creators and their moderators to pre-define multiple safety settings that can be activated with one action should higher protections be necessary at any moment. We immediately saw a UserVoice suggestion and some comments on Twitter inquiring about third-party access to this new protection measure that would allow creators to initiate Shield Mode in their custom streaming workflows and developers to implement additional functionality that could be activated as a result.
With that said, we’re excited to launch open beta Twitch API endpoints and EventSub subscription types for this new safety feature within the same week of its rollout.
- Get Shield Mode Status - Gets the broadcaster’s Shield Mode activation status.
- Update Shield Mode Status - Activates or deactivates the broadcaster’s Shield Mode.
- channel.shield_mode.begin - Sends a notification when the broadcaster activates Shield Mode.
- channel.shield_mode.end - Sends a notification when the broadcaster deactivates Shield Mode.
moderator:read:shield_mode- View a broadcaster’s Shield Mode status.
moderator:manage:shield_mode- Manage a broadcaster’s Shield Mode status.
We encourage you to try out these endpoints during the open beta period and provide any feedback should you encounter any issues or if there are suggestions before they are locked in as “generally available.” To provide feedback, please add new suggestions to the API category on UserVoice.
The new endpoints and subscriptions types are publicly available in an open beta. Visit the documentation links above to start implementing Shield Mode functionality today! Once all UserVoice feedback is considered, this functionality will become “generally available,” meaning no further updates or changes can be expected unless formally announced here on the forums.
If you have any questions or want to share how you’ll use these endpoints, please feel free to comment below.