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Twitch Account Settings

Last Updated: Aug 20, 2018 10:56AM PDT
This article explains how to get to know a variety of settings that allow you to personalize your Twitch account profile.

Twitch Account Settings

This article explains how to get to know a variety of settings that allow you to personalize your Twitch account profile.

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Before getting started, you can find your settings page here. Click the drop-down menu on the front page and select Settings, or locate the wrench icon in the directories and click it to be redirected to your settings.


Below are the Profile Settings:

  • Email:
    Here you can change the email your account is bound to. This is the email used to send you notifications, newsletters, and also account recovery if you forget your password.

  • Display Name:
    This setting allows you to modify the capitalization of your name which will show on your profile page, channel, messages and live directories. This will not capitalize your name in chat, and this is not a name change.

  • Profile Picture:
    Upload a profile picture which will personalize your profile and channel a little! Bear in mind the maximum file size for a profile picture is 3MB and limited to the following formats: .gif, .jpg, .png.

  • Bio:
    Your Bio is a short description of who you are, what you like, when you stream, or whatever you wish to share to the world. The max length of this bio is 150 characters and will be displayed under your banner on your profile page.

  • Disabling Your Account:
    Use this setting if you ever wish to deactivate your account for whatever reason. Once you click the link, you will be prompted to make sure you wish to close your account.

Twitch Prime

Twitch Prime settings are for Prime users only. If you wish to purchase Twitch Prime you can do so at

  • Chat Colour:
    Twitch Prime users can set any colour they wish to use for Twitch Chat, simply use the colour sliders and find a colour you like!

  • Emoticons:
    With Twitch Prime you get access to two extra emoticon sets. Choose which one you would like to use, or if you want to stick with the default ones click the Don't use Turbo Emoticons link.

  • Post Subscription:
    Share in chat when you use your free subscription benefit.

Channel & Videos

Here you can change common settings for videos, chat, design and also teams on your Channel

Channel Design

  • Video Player Banner:
    Upload an image which will be displayed on your Channel video player when you are offline. It is recommended you upload an image that is 16:9 in resolution and at least 1280*720px in dimensions for a high quality offline image.

Channel Settings

  • Mature Content:
    If you are a caster looking for a more mature audience then it is recommended you enable the mature content setting which will warn users the content they will be viewing is intended for mature audiences.

  • Archive Broadcasts:
    By default Twitch will not archive broadcasts automatically; if you wish to record content from your streams to Twitch you will need to enable this setting. It is recommended to read the in-depth article on the VOD (Videos On Demand) system here.

  • Stream Delay:
    Twitch allows you to reduce Stream Delay, which will allow viewers to see your reaction to their messages sooner, however may cause those with poor connections to experience buffering.

  • Authorized Broadcasters:
    Twitch allows you to invite other broadcasters or friends to stream on your Channel. Simply enter their e-mail, hit save, and they will be sent an e-mail with a unique stream key for your channel that they can use to broadcast (authorized broadcasters can be removed at any time).

Chat Options

  • Block Hyperlinks:
    If this setting is enabled Twitch will block links from being displayed in your chat and replace them with .

  • Email Verification:
    Twitch can prevent users from posting in your chat that do not have verified e-mail addresses in an attempt to prevent spam. Feel free to enable this feature at your own will.

  • Chat Rules:
    Allows you to set up your channel's rules for first-time viewers to review and agree to prior to allowing them to chat.

  • Non-Mod Chat Delay:
    Twitch allows you to set up a delay for non-mods messages in your Channel Feed.

  • Banned Chatters:
    Users that are banned from your chat will be displayed here. Hovering over the name of the banned user will show when they were banned.

Security & Privacy

On this settings page you can set up security and privacy options for your account / channel:

  • Change Password:
    If you ever decide to change your password, click the Change Password link to display a pop-up requiring your current password, a new password you wish to use, and a confirmation of your new password.

  • Two-Factor Authentication:
    For added layer security, you can add Two-Factor Authentication to your Twitch account.


  • Block Whispers from Strangers:
    Group chat allows users to invite other users to their private chat rooms. In order to not receive these invitations enable this setting and Twitch will not allow users to invite you to their private chat unless you are following them. More information on group chat can be found here.

  • Block Receiving Gifts on Channels you don't follow:
    You may opt to block incoming gift subscriptions to channels that you do not follow.

  • Hide Subscription Gift Purchase Count:
    Opt out of showing the total number of Gift Subscriptions you have given in a channel.

  • Consent Management Tool:
    Twitch respects privacy. Manage and control your consent via this tool.



This settings page allows you to customize what you want to be notified about from Twitch.

By Channel

  • Channels you follow:
    Manage the channels you follow.

On My Browser

  • Browser notifications status:
    Choose to get notifications when using a support browser.

On Twitch

  • Notify me on Twitch when:
    Feel free to go through the different settings in this section and select what you wish to receive notifications on. You may also customize who you get notification for when they interact with a post you created.

On Mobile

  • Send me a push notification when:
    If you are subscribed to a Channel (paid subscription) you can choose to receive SMS alerts when they go live on Twitch or your receive a whisper from a friend. Simply enter your cell / mobile number and choose which users you wish to receive SMS notifications for.

By Email

  • Email me when:
    Feel free to go through the different settings in this section and select what you wish to receive notifications on. You may also customize who you get e-mailed for when they go live by selecting / deselecting them in the users you are following list.
  • Opt out of email notifications:
    Enabling this setting will opt you out of all notification emails regardless of other settings on this page.


On this page you can connect your other online accounts with Twitch and also review which websites, community made projects, and applications have limited access to your Twitch account.

Recommended Connections

  • Recommended Connections:
    You can connect your Twitch account to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Steam directly from your settings to share your content in all the places your community frequents.

    To connect, simply hover over the grayed out tick icon until you see "Connect". Proceed to connect your respective account. Once done you will indication of a successful connection with a green tick icon.

Extensions Connections

  • Extensions Connections:
    Use this setting to connect your channel to extensions. For more information on extension go here.

Other Connections

  • Other Connections:
    Twitch allows developers to utilize the Kraken API which can allow them limited access to your account if you allow them. Here you can review all of the applications which have been authorized for your account, and you can revoke authorization for an application or website by clicking the Disconnect link on the relevant row.

Developer Applications

  • Developer Applications:
    If you are a developer and wish to utilize the Twitch API you can register your application by checking out Twitch Developers page.


By clicking this link in the settings you will be redirected to a page where you can review all of your currently active subscriptions to Twitch. Clicking Payment Info on a subscription panel will allow you to choose whether or not you wish to renew this subscription automatically - if you do not wish to do so, simply click the Don't Renew link.