Admin Dialog

Access | Change stream title/game/tags | Run commercials

Open the Admin Dialog via View - Channel Admin or by right-clicking on the channel to open the context menu and choose Channel Admin.

The Admin Dialog is always opened for the currently active channel, unless there is no channel open (which is the case just after you started Chatty), in which case it will open for your own channel (you login with). The channel is automatically changed to the currently active channel unless the "Channel - Fixed" option is enabled in the Admin Dialog context menu (right-click on an empty space in the Admin Dialog).


The Admin Dialog requires the following access:

If some access is missing, please go to Main - Account in the main menu and check for the access you need.

Change stream title/game/tags

The Status-Tab lets you view and (if you have access) change some stream settings.

Set the title

Simply enter the stream title you want to use in the input field.

Select a game/category

Use Select game to open a dialog where you can search for a game (and other categories like Creative) and also add games to favorites.

Select tags

Tags are an additional categorization for streams. You can select up to five tags and also add tags to favorites.


Status Presets allow you to store the current title, game and tags for later use. A status is automatically added every time you press the Update button (can be disabled in the History settings), but will be removed after some time of not being used. You can also add the current status to the favorites by pressing the Fav button, which means it is never automatically removed from the Status Presets.

In the Presets dialog there are different ways to use an entry:

The Last Activity column shows when this status was last set using the Update button (or when it was added to the favorites for the first time). The Usage column shows how often it was set using the Update button.

Run commercials

If you are partnered with Twitch, you can run commercials on your channel here (even if you are not partnered it may run a commercial). Click on the appropriate button to try to run a commercial of the given length.

The Last run time shows when a commercial was last run through Chatty (this session).

Schedule commercials

There are two different ways of scheduling a commercial, either running a single commerical on a delay or repeating running a commercial on a delay. Select either or both options and then press a Run commercial button to schedule the commercial. Press the same button again to cancel the scheduled commercial. Click a button of another length to change the length of the commercial while keeping it on schedule. Scheduled commercials are not completely exact, they may be run a few sceonds too late.

If you have Use delay selected, then the commercial will be scheduled to run after the specified time. If you have Repeat selected, then - after each commercial run through Chatty - another commercial will automatically be scheduled to run again with the same delay. You don't need to have Use delay selected for Repeat to work, they just both use the same time as delay.

The time for the delay will be interpreted as seconds by default, but you can also specify minutes. Examples: 30 (30 seconds), 5m (5 minutes), 120s (2 minutes).

Run commercials via global hotkey

If you have downloaded the appropriate version of Chatty (the one with "hotkey" in the .zip filename, Windows only), you can define a global hotkey to run 30s commercials on the channel you currently have open. The hotkey can be defined on the Commercials tab in the Admin Dialog (don't forget to press Set to actually set it).

If you have the Admin Dialog open on the Commercials tab, then executing the hotkey will simulate a click on the 30s button, with all the implications like being able to use a delay, running the commercial on the channel that the Admin Dialog was opened on (instead of the currently active channel) and so on.