How To Delete Your Twitch Account

Do you want to get rid of your Twitch account? That's easy! Here's the ultimate guide on how to delete your Twitch account in 4 steps.

If you no longer desire to stream on Twitch, you can temporarily disable or permanently delete your account.

The procedure is simple and doesn’t need a lot of time, but there are still a few things you should be aware of prior to erasing your account.

In this article, we will elucidate everything you need to know.

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Disabling Your Twitch Account

Disabling your account is a good option when you want to take a break from streaming but still want the possibility to return in the future. We recommend this option if you are unsure that you’re done with Twitch for good.

Here’s how to disable your Twitch Account:

  1. Open Twitch in your preferred browser and sign in to your account.
  2. In the top-right corner, you will see your profile icon. Click it and choose Settings from the menu.
  3. In the open panel, scroll down until you see the account deactivation panel. Click Disable Account to begin the process.
    Disabling Your Twitch Account
  4. After clicking the link, you will need to confirm the action in a separate window. You can also provide a reason as feedback to Twitch on why you decided to deactivate your account, but this is optional.

Once you’ve accomplished this, your Twitch account will be disabled indefinitely. If you ever log back into it, you will be asked if you want to reactivate it.

Deleting Your Twitch Account

If you want to erase your account from Twitch permanently, you can do it here.

Note: Clicking the link above won’t immediately delete your account. Instead, it will open a panel like the one shown in the image below.

Deleting Your Twitch Account

Confirm your decision by choosing the account you want to delete and clicking the button below. You can leave feedback, but this is, again, optional.

The account owner will get an email message regarding the deletion.

Things To Do Before Deleting Your Account

If you stream on Twitch and have an audience, it’s best to let them know what’s going on before disappearing from the platform.


If you plan to create a new account after deleting this one, tell them how they can follow you once you start streaming again.

Make sure to cancel any subscriptions and notify your viewers ahead of time so that they don’t spend their money subscribing to a channel that will soon be deleted from the platform.


It’s often sad to see users leave Twitch. If that’s what you decide to do, the process is simple and can be completed quickly. With just the press of a few buttons, you can disable or permanently erase your Twitch account.

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