Most Twitch users have a favorite streamer, but there’s nothing wrong with following many more.
On Twitch, there are numerous channels with various types of content. Without the “Follow” button, people would quickly lose track of their favorite streamers and what they want to see when they sign in.
What happens when the following list suddenly disappears? How can we see all the channels we clicked “follow” on?
This guide has all the answers you need for this annoying problem on Twitch.
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The Problem Explained
Losing the list of channels you follow is a problem for obvious reasons. You can probably remember your favorite channels or the most famous ones that you follow, but recalling hundreds of names is almost impossible.
Some of your favorite channels might be hidden gems, which is why you click the follow button to allow you to come back to them. Losing your list can be very frustrating and disappointing, especially if you have been using Twitch for years and follow many channels.
Fortunately, sometimes this bug is only a visual problem. Even when it isn’t, the solutions are quite straightforward. Read on to find out more about solving the Twitch Following List Gone problem.
Fix 1: Wait It Out
This might not seem like a very active fix for the problem, but sometimes there’s nothing more you can do, especially if the issue is on Twitch’s end.
Reddit users have reported that waiting it out helped them numerous times when they encountered this problem.
To check that this is just a visual bug, open a channel that you were definitely following beforehand, then see if it still says “Following” when you hover over the follow button with your cursor.
It’s possible that Twitch is simply undergoing maintenance at the same time as your login, resulting in services being temporarily unavailable.
While waiting, you can try occasionally refreshing your window. As soon as things return to normal, you will see the list of channels you’re following, as well as a list of people following your channel.
Fix 2: Clear Your Browser’s Cache And Cookies
According to reports from multiple users, one way to speed up the re-appearance of your Twitch Following List is to clear your browser’s cache and cookies.
Several users reported that doing so immediately made their following list available again.
If you are using Chrome, follow the steps below to do this quickly and effortlessly.
- Open Chrome on your PC and click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner.
- In the dropdown menu, choose Settings to open the configuration panel.
- Scroll down until you see the Privacy and Security section. Choose Clear Browsing Data to access the final window where you will be doing the cleanup.
- Tick the boxes next to the three available options, as shown in the image below. Finish by clicking Clear Data in the bottom-right corner. Make sure to select All time in the time range field.
Restart your browser and open Twitch.tv again. Sign in to your account and see if the following list is back to normal.
If you haven’t cleared your browser’s cache and cookies for a long time, and you frequently use Twitch, your data might contain a corrupt file, which can cause this problem and many others.
Thankfully, this fix is easy and doesn’t require expert computer knowledge.
Fix 3: Switch Your Browser Temporarily
As shown in the image below, a Reddit user in this thread stated that switching from Firefox to Chrome helped solve the issue immediately.
If you already have a different browser installed, this is definitely worth trying, as it takes less than a minute and can help you confirm that your following list is not gone.
If you don’t have any alternative browsers installed on your PC and you’re unsure which one to choose, we have a guide covering this topic in detail.
This might seem like a minor problem but it can be one of the most frustrating issues you encounter on the Twitch platform.
Your Twitch following list disappearing becomes a major problem if you’re trying to find a channel and can’t remember the name.
The guide above contains all the quick and easy solutions you need to fix this problem as soon as possible and get back to watching without interruptions.