Everyone has a favorite streamer, but there’s nothing wrong with having multiple.
On Twitch, there are so many channels with various types of content, and if it wasn’t for the “Follow” button, we would all quickly lose track of what we want to see upon logging in.
But what happens when the following list suddenly disappears? How do we remember all the channels we once clicked “follow” on?
Well, the guide below has all the answers you need for this infamous occurrence on Twitch.
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The Problem Explained
Losing the list of channels you follow is a pretty self-explanatory problem. Most of us can remember the slightly more popular channels we follow, but remembering hundreds of names is pretty impossible.
Some channels are real hidden gems, which is why we click the follow button on our first encounter. Losing your list is indeed very frustrating, especially if you started using Twitch many years ago and follow lots of channels.
But, the good news is, this bug is sometimes just visual, and when it’s not, the solutions are pretty simple. So, keep on reading to find out more about solving the Twitch Following List Gone problem.
Fix 1: Wait It Out
Although this is not a “real fix” for the problem, sometimes there’s nothing more you can do if the problem is on Twitch’s end, and this is just a visual bug.
Reddit users mentioned that waiting it out helped numerous times when they encountered this problem.
To make sure this is just a visual bug, open a channel that you are sure you were following beforehand, and see if it still says “Following” when you hover over the follow button with your cursor.
Ultimately, Twitch might be undergoing maintenance at the exact moment of your login, meaning services are temporarily unavailable.
While waiting, you can try refreshing your window every once in a while. Then, as soon as things get back to normal, you’ll 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 the previous experiences of others, one way to “speed up” the re-appearance of your Twitch Following List is to clear your browser’s cache and cookies.
Quite a few users reported that doing so immediately made their following list available once again.
If you are using Chrome, please follow the steps below to do this quickly and without much effort.
- Open Chrome on your PC and click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner.
- From the dropdown menu, choose Settings to open the configuration panel.
- Scroll down a bit until you see the Privacy and Security section. Choose Clear Browsing Data to access the final window where you’ll be doing the cleanup.
- Here, tick all the boxes next to the three options available, as shown in the image below. Then, 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 now back to normal.
If you haven’t cleared your browser’s cache and cookies for a long time, and you’re frequently using Twitch, the “pileup” of data might contain a corrupt file, which can be the root of the problem and many others as well.
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 particular thread stated that switching over from Firefox to Chrome helped solve the issue instantly.
If you have a different browser installed, trying this is definitely worth your time, as it takes less than a minute and can give you the much-desired peace of mind, confirming 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 as a potential option, we have a guide covering this topic thoroughly.
What seems like such a simple problem can be one of the most frustrating experiences you encounter on the Twitch.tv platform.
Your Twitch Following list disappearing is quite a problem if you’re specifically looking for a channel and you can’t remember the name.
Thankfully, the guide above contains all the quick and simple solutions you need to get rid of this as soon as possible and get back to watching without interruptions.