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Twitch App Fast Login

Last Updated: Sep 11, 2017 01:38PM PDT
Information about the Twitch Apps Fast Login feature. A guide on what it does and how to use it.

Fast Login

Information about the Twitch App's Fast Login feature. A guide on what it does and how to use it.

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The Twitch App now includes the Fast Login feature that will help make your use of the Twitch App easier and faster than ever.

What is it

If you install and open the desktop Twitch App at the same time that you are logged into twitch.tv, we detect your user ID from twitch.tv. This allows us to show your avatar and username on the Twitch App login page.

The Twitch App fast login page is our request to obtain your consent to automatically log you into the Twitch App with the same credentials you use with the Twitch website.

How to use it

If you click Login as [Username] we will use twitch.tv cookies to automatically log you into the Twitch App. By doing this you won't have to re-enter your username, password, or go through two factor authentication again to login after you close the Twitch App.

We don't use cookies for automatic login until you click Login as [Username], and we don't use cookies that are not set by Twitch. You can learn more by visiting Twitch's privacy policy and cookie policy.

On Mac, there may be a request for permission to access your Twitch cookies in Chrome.

If you click Login as [Username], but later log out of the Twitch App, you will only be presented with the manual login option.

Wrong Login

If the username isn’t yours, or you don’t want to use this feature, click Switch Accounts to go through the standard login flow and manually enter your login information.

In case the Twitch App fails to automatically log you in, you will just have to re-enter your password manually.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q. What if the name showing up isn't mine?
    • A. If the username isn’t yours, or you don’t want to use this feature, click "Switch accounts" to go through the standard login flow and manually enter your login information.
  • Q. Do I need to enter my two factor authentication using this?
    • A. By doing this you won't have to re-enter your username, password, or go through two factor authentication again to login if you close the Twitch App.
  • Q. What if I have more than one Twitch account?
    • A. You can click on the Switch Accounts to go to a standard login where you can login any of your accounts.
  • Q. What if I don't want to use the fast login?
    • A. You can click on the Switch Accounts to go to a standard login where you can login to your account.