Security Tips

Updated: 2017-10-11

Protect your Twitch Credentials

You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Twitch account. Protect your password, stream key and other access tokens. You should use a unique passphrase that is not used on any other website and is changed regularly. A password manager can make this easy to manage.

Twitch staff and Twitch customer support will never ask for your account password or stream key. You can change your account password in your Account Security Settings.

Review Connected Applications

Twitch connections enable other services to interact with your Twitch account. You should review these connections regularly and be aware of the access that these services have to your account on the Account Connections page. If you identify connected services that you are not familiar with, you should remove them and change your account password.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)

Twitch strongly recommends two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect your account from unauthorized logins. 2FA requires two different methods of verification to log in to your Twitch account: your password and your mobile phone. If your password is compromised, your account will be inaccessible without the unique code sent to your phone.

We recommend and support the Authy app. You can set up 2FA on your account in your Security Settings.

Verify your contact Email

To protect your account and ensure we can contact you regarding the security of your account, you should verify the Email address connected to your Twitch account in your Profile Settings.

Employ Anti-Malware

Protecting your system from malicious software is crucial for ensuring all of your online accounts and personal data are safe.

  • Never click links or download files from people that you do not know or seem suspicious
  • Always keep your applications patched and up to date
  • Enable Microsoft Windows Defender or another reputable anti-malware tool that you prefer
  • Use the built-in security features of your system, like OSX Gatekeeper and Windows Firewall
  • Be cautious of enabling Browser Extensions or Plugins. Read and understand the privacy policy and permissions that you are granting to an extension before installing.