How to Delete and Permanently Close Your Twitch Account

Twitch is a popular live streaming platform owned by Amazon that allows users to watch and broadcast video game gameplay and other content. If you no longer wish to use your Twitch account, you can delete it to stop receiving notifications and remove your personal information.

Permanently closing a Twitch account is an irreversible process that erases your entire Twitch presence. Once your account is closed, your username, followers, subscriptions, and other data will be permanently removed from Twitch’s systems.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to delete and permanently close your Twitch account:

Log Into Your Twitch Account

The first step is to log into your Twitch account that you wish to delete:

  1. Go to and click Log In in the top right corner.
  2. Enter your username and password and click Log In.

Once logged in, you will be able to delete your account.

Navigate to Account Closure Page

Next, navigate to your Account Closure page:

  1. Click on your profile icon in the top right corner.
  2. Select Settings from the drop down menu.
  3. Click on Security and Privacy.
  4. Click Close Account on the right side of the page.

Confirm Account Closure

On the Account Closure page, Twitch will show information about permanently closing your account. Read through this carefully to understand the implications.

When ready, confirm your choice:

  1. Select the checkbox confirming you have read the information.
  2. Click the Close Account button.

Enter Account Details

On the next page, Twitch will prompt you to enter details to confirm closing your account:

  1. Enter your password.
  2. Explain why you are closing your account (optional).
  3. Enter your username to confirm.
  4. Click the Close Account button.

Confirm Account Closure via Email

After submitting the account closure request, Twitch will send a confirmation email to verify closing your account.

  1. Open the confirmation email from Twitch.
  2. Click on the Close Account link in the email.

This will direct you back to Twitch to re-enter your password.

Re-enter Password on Twitch

  1. Enter your account password one more time.
  2. Click the Confirm button.

Account Closure Completed

After clicking Confirm, you will see a message that your Twitch account has been closed successfully.

At this point, your account is permanently deleted along with your data. This process cannot be reversed.

You can now safely log out knowing that your Twitch account no longer exists.

What Happens When You Close Your Twitch Account

Here is an overview of what happens immediately after you permanently close your Twitch account:

  • Your username is released and can be registered by another user
  • All your videos are deleted and non-recoverable
  • You lose all your followers, subscriptions, and communities
  • Your viewing history, comments and chat logs are erased
  • You will stop receiving any notifications from Twitch
  • Any remaining subscription revenue is forfeited after 60 days

Essentially, all traces of your existence on Twitch will be wiped clean. So be absolutely certain before going through the account closure process.

Can You Reopen a Closed Twitch Account?

No, once your Twitch account is closed, there is no way to recover or reopen it in the future. Account closure is designed to be permanent.

You cannot reclaim your old username, follower list or any other account data. All your information is deleted from Twitch’s databases during account termination.

If you change your mind later on, you will have to create an entirely new Twitch account and start building your presence from scratch.

Key Takeaways

  • Permanently closing your Twitch account will erase your profile and data
  • Take time to consider all options before initiating account closure
  • Go to Account Settings > Security and Privacy > Close Account
  • Twitch requires email and password confirmation to complete closure
  • The process is irreversible once your account is deleted
  • You cannot reopen or recover a terminated Twitch account

Deleting your Twitch is a big decision that requires some reflection beforehand. Be 100% sure before proceeding, since the closure process cannot be undone.