How to Delete a Twitch Account

Published Date : Jun 05, 2024
Category : How To | Windows
How to Delete a Twitch Account

Deleting a Twitch account is a tough decision. However, if you have made up your mind, you can read this article to learn how to do it temporarily or permanently.

Twitch is a highly-rated platform for live-streaming content, such as sports, music, and more. However, a variety of reasons may prompt you to delete your Twitch account. For example, you may want to end your relationship with this service due to not having enough time to use it or other factors beyond your control. We understand parting ways is a tough choice, but sometimes it is essential.

Hence, this article is going to guide you through the complete process of removing your Twitch account, both temporarily and permanently. Let us not waste valuable time and get started right away.

Deleting the Twitch Account

Twitch account deletion can be temporary or permanent. The following sections explain both in detail.

Temporary Twitch account deletion

You can take a temporary break by disabling your Twitch account. It prevents others from viewing your content or channel. However, this option allows you to return to Twitch by performing a simple account login whenever you wish to resume Twitching, i.e., when you want to use Twitch again. Here is how to delete a Twitch account on a PC and mobile.

  • Firstly, you are required to navigate to the Twitch TV homepage.
  • Secondly, click on the profile icon and choose Settings from the drop-down menu that appears on your screen.Open Twitch Setting
  • In this step, navigate to the Disable Your Twitch Account section.
  • You can now go to the Disable Account page. Disable Account page
  • Now, you can specify the reason for disabling the account. Please note that specifying a reason is optional and it has no effect on the process.
  • Lastly, click on the Disable Account button and confirm your action. Please remember that if you wish to reactivate your account, you must do so within six months of disabling your account. Otherwise, Twitch may allot your username to another user.

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Permanent deletion of Twitch account

Before following the below steps to delete your Twitch account, please note that all your content and usage data will be removed within 90 days of requesting an account deletion if you do not log in to your profile before the said period.

Note: If you are on the Twitch affiliate and partner program, you must first offboard from the programs before deleting your account. You can do this by going to the Twitch help desk and providing the required information to perform the offboarding action.

  • Firstly, you can navigate to the Twitch account deletion page through this link.
  • Secondly, input the account name you wish to delete.
  • You can now share why you wish to delete your account. Please note this step is optional and has no impact on the account deletion process.
  • In this step, you are required to click on the Delete Account button.
  • Lastly, you can input your account password to verify your request to delete the account.

That was all about deleting your own account. Since we have come across multiple queries on how to delete a Twitch account without logging in, let us clear the confusion about the same in the following section.

Deleting Twitch Accounts Without Log In

It is possible to delete the Twitch account of a loved one without logging into it if they have left for heavenly abode or become incapacitated to handle their account. Here are the steps to do so.

  • Firstly, make sure all the important documents (deceased person’s full name and email, link to their profile page, and death certificate’s copy) are ready.
  • Second, make a request for account deletion here.
  • Lastly, follow the CS Representative’s directions to complete the process.

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Wrapping Up

Twitch is a streaming platform where creators gain popularity after facing many challenges and working hard. Hence, the decision to delete the Twitch account must be thought carefully. You can also disable the account temporarily instead of deleting it permanently. We discussed both these options in this article. Moreover, we touched upon how to delete someone else’s account. Hopefully, you found this guide helpful. In case of any confusion or questions, please feel free to drop us a comment.

Devesh, being a technical writer, likes to research and write technology articles and solutions to help others. Having great knowledge about the tech world and its working, he likes to pour the same into his write-ups. Before starting any write-up, he likes to pen down his thoughts and flaunt a creative edge in the same. Apart from being a writer, his primary interests include reading books and poems, cooking, and playing video games.

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