Give Mods an "Emergency Brake" to stop the stream
Occasionally, streamers accidentally leave their streams on with a hot mic and even cam. During this, streamers can unintentionally reveal embarrassing and inappropriate things on-air without their knowledge with mods only being able to host another streamer as their only tool to stop the damage. Unfortunately, those watching outside their browser can be unaffected by hosting and still be watching the stream. I think these incidents can remedied and prevented by giving mods a sort of "Emergency Brake" to stop the stream. I believe this function should be optional for safety reasons so that the streamer can decide for themselves if they want to give their mods the ability to do this. An additional benefit of this is that it will make mobile gaming (particularly adventures games such as Pokemon Go) easier to stream as streamers will not have to worry about being far away from the controls to turn the stream off and instead have their mods do it.
I don't know if this is possible from a technical standpoint. Twitch would have to create a temporary "ban" on the streamer to prevent the software from just reconnecting. Not an actual ban, but something that says, "Hey, don't let this streamer's software connect until X." Otherwise there isn't a way to do it from Twitch's side of things as far as I know.
Granted, I don't know a ton and it would be a great safety feature for some streamers that I know, or even for the case of medical emergencies or other issues. Doesn't arise often, but it would be nice to have people who can end the stream so that personal information isn't out in the world in those cases.
I also agree that should be something a Mod with Editor could do. Of course only if the streamer enables it.
I feel this should be granted to editors rather than moderators.
Editors can raid out but not end stream.
Moderators with Editor access can do this. It needs to be assigned separately from the Creator Dashboard. Yes, it enables other abilities for the moderator in question, but if you can trust someone not to dump your broadcast randomly then I think you can also trust them not to delete clips/VODs or change stream title, etc.
This is needed.
i agree. ive had my streamer fall asleep while streaming and all i could do was make chat as save as possible.
Give the option maybe only to Editors or specific mods/editors.
This has already been addressed as the host can authorise "an editor" to do this.
This needs to happen. Almost 6 years and no feature like this has been implemented is ridiculous.
I think if this was implemented, it would be a good idea that you could pick specific mods that can do it, without opening it to all mods.
Very smart i need this right now
Steve Leverenz commented
i would like to suggest that streamers the option to allow their mods do an emergency shutdown of a stream limited once every 24 hrs.
invoking this emergency shutdown would stop the stream and change the stream key on the acct preventing reconnections.
alternatively the streamer be able to allow people they trust to do this as well. by generating a one use code that would be put after the command that could be given to people they trust.. it would need to be sent threw the messaging system and it would keep track of the code, who it was sent to, and the ability to deactivate an active one
For security, this really needs to happen. Other than forgetting to close the stream, there may be other things happening that could damage the community. Yesterday, for example, StreamLabs goofed up really hard and showed casters IPs to the entire stream. LIKE THEIR LEGIT IP!!!. Definitely not cool, and as a mod that is deeply invested in that community, it is absolutely terrifying to sit there and not be able to hide that information. Casters can be very involved in their game and may not notice there is a serious issue. I would greatly appreciate if Twitch could proactively implement something like this and give that access to channel editors. I truly feel that having this feature will save a lot of trouble down the road.
I agree with this idea. Great for editors, not for all mods though.
On my channel, there is a way to do it, but it isn't through twitch but through my bot (my bot allows editors to control my stream, including hosts).
Iced Hulk commented
I definitely like this idea. In my mind, I see this being a great option in 24 hour streams if someone falls asleep. I don't think it should necessarily be an option for all mods, but I think it'd be great for editors.