How to delete your Twitch account or disable it temporarily

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It’s easy to delete or disable your Twitch account. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto/Getty Images

  • To delete your Twitch account, you’ll just need to log into your account and head to the Account Deletion page.
  • When you delete your Twitch account, you’ll permanently erase all your videos, subscriptions, and personal information.
  • You’ll also have the option to disable your Twitch account instead, which can be reversed later if you change your mind.
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If you aren’t into Twitch anymore, or you’re just trying to prune accounts you don’t use much, it’s easy to delete your Twitch account.

However, be aware that deleting your Twitch account permanently erases all of your content. This includes any highlights, clips, saved videos, and settings, as well as any personal information like your user ID.

If this isn’t what you want, there is another option: Disabling your account. Disabling your Twitch account effectively deactivates your account, but doesn’t delete your user information. Plus, if you change your mind later, you can log back in to reverse the process.

Either way, here’s how to get it done, using any internet browser on your Mac or PC.

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How to delete your Twitch account

1. Go to twitch.tv and sign into your account, if needed.

2. Head to “https://www.twitch.tv/user/delete-account” by clicking this link, or by pasting it into your address bar.

3. Enter the reason for deleting your account, and then select “Delete account.”

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Select the ‘Delete Account’ option. Devon Delfino/Business Insider

Once your request processes, your account will be erased forever.

How to disable your Twitch account

If you prefer to go with the disabling option, here’s how to do it:

1. Go to twitch.tv and sign into your account, if necessary.

2. Click your profile picture in the top-right corner of the screen, and then click your profile picture again to access your account settings.

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Open your profile settings. Devon Delfino/Business Insider

3. Scroll down and select “Disable Account.”

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The link to disable your account will be near the bottom of your settings page. Devon Delfino/Business Insider

4. Enter a reason for disabling your account, then select “Disable Account.”

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You don’t have to enter a reason for disabling. Devon Delfino/Business Insider

If you later change your mind and want the account back, simply head to twitch.tv again and log in. You’ll be asked if you want to reactivate your account.

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