How to Delete a Twitch Account?

Deyan G.
Deyan G.

Updated · Jun 03, 2022

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Twitch used to be huge - in 2021 it had 9.5 million streamers!

Now, however, there are more and more new platforms emerging and stealing the spotlight.

So, more and more people are wondering how to delete a Twitch account

That’s why I made this guide. I’ll show you the process, step by step.

Here we go:

How to Delete a Twitch Account?

First things first - there are two options. You can temporarily disable your account or completely delete it. 

The first one is recommended if you just need a break. If, however, you’re absolutely sure you want to get rid of your account for good, here’s what you need to do:

Windows/MAC OS

If you delete your Twitch account via laptop or desktop device, you can do it from your browser of choice

So, you need to:

  1. Go to https://www.twitch.tv/user/delete-account
  2. Enter your profile data.
  3. You can share the reason for your decision, but that’s optional.
  4. Click on the Delete Account button.

delete account pc

Initially, the platform will only disable your Twitch account for 90 days

You can still recover your account if you change your mind by simply logging in. 

Android/iPhone

If you wish to use your mobile phone, the process is quite similar. Unfortunately, it’s not posssible to do it via the app yet, so you’ll need to once again use the browser.

You need to:

  1. Go to www.twitch.tv
  2. Log in with your account and enable the Desktop Mode of your browser.
    desktop site
  3. Go to Delete Account.
    delete account mobile

How to Disable Twitch Account?

Okay, let’s say you realized you don’t really want to delete your account, you just need a break.

Then you just need to disable your account.

Windows/Mac OS

In order to deactivate your Twitch account on your laptop or PC, you can choose between using the app or the browser.

If you launch the app, click on your avatar in the upper right corner and go to Settings. Tap on Profile and scroll down until you see the Disabling Your Twitch Account. There’s a highlighted button you need to click.

If you decide to do it via your browser, go to www.twitch.tv/user/disable-account. You can explain why you’ve decided to disable your profile, however, it’s not a must. Tap on Disable Account and you’re done!

disabling account

explanation pc
Android/iPhone

You can’t disable your Twitch account via the mobile app, but you can use your browser.

Open your favorite one and:

  1. Go to www.twitch.tv.
  2. Log in.
  3. Enable the Desktop Mode of your browser.
    desktop site
  4. Click here.
  5. You can either share a reason for the disablement or skip it and directly click on Disable Account.

Now that you’ve learned how to disable or delete a Twitch account, it’s worth mentioning how you can retrieve it. Let’s see how it’s done by reading these next few paragraphs.

How to Recover a Disabled Twitch Account?

Remember the 90-day period I mentioned?

If it still hasn’t expired, you can reactivate your Twitch account even if you’ve chosen to delete it.

It’s quite easy, really:

Log in to your profile. You will be greeted by a message that states that your account is disabled. Click on Reactivate.
reactivate account

On the next page, you will see that you must manually resubscribe to your favorite channels. Click on Continue and enjoy the platform!
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Conclusion

Honestly, Twitch makes it hard to delete your account.

It just can’t afford to lose your fabulous self.

Jokes aside, disabling your account is the better option. That way you can have a break, without losing your profile completely. 

But if you’re dead set on it, you now know how to permanently delete a Twitch account. 

Disclaimer: You’re not allowed to use this knowledge for evil. For example, deleting your boyfriend’s account as a form of revenge is socially frowned upon.

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Deyan G.

Deyan G.

Techjury.net's manager. Deyan has been fascinated by technology his whole life. From the first Tetris game all the way to Falcon Heavy. Working for TechJury is like a dream come true, combining both his passions – writing and technology. In his free time (which is pretty scarce, thanks to his three kids), Deyan enjoys traveling and exploring new places. Always with a few chargers and a couple of gadgets in the backpack. He makes mean dizzying Island Paradise cocktails too.

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