How to Reset Twitch Password

Twitch has enjoyed an explosive rise in popularity, userbase, and online influence. Careers are made on this platform, and millions now use it as a primary entertainment source. To make sure you don’t lose access to your account, find out how to change your Twitch password, reset your linked email, and create a new username.

A Twitch password reset doesn’t take long, and it can save you a lot of frustration later on. Whether you’ve forgotten your login details or just want to improve your security, here’s everything you need to know.

Recovering a lost Twitch password

  1. Go to the Twitch site homepage and click Log In in the upper right corner.

  2. Below the password box, click Trouble Logging In?

  3. Input your email address (this must be the one associated with your account).

  4. Click Continue.

  5. Input your username.

  6. Fill in the CAPTCHA test.

  7. You’ll receive an email. In the email, click Reset your password.

  8. Input and confirm your new password.

If you do not know your username or your password, follow these steps instead.

  1. Go to the Twitch site homepage and click Log In in the upper right corner.

  2. Below the password box, click Trouble Logging In?

  3. Input your email address (this must be the one associated with your account).

  4. Click Continue.

  5. Click I Don’t Know My Username.

  6. Fill in the CAPTCHA test.

  7. Open a new tab and check your email. You will have received an email containing your username.

  8. Return to the password reset process and continue with your username.

Resetting your Twitch username and display name

Your username, also known as your display name, is particularly important if you want to become a creator on the platform. When you get started as a streamer, your username will be an essential element in your branding: knowing how to change it can be really useful.

  1. Click on your profile icon in the top right corner of the Twitch homepage.

  2. On the dropdown menu, click Settings.

  3. In Profile settings, input your new username (this can only be changed every two months).

  4. In the box below your username, you can still adjust the capitalization of your username, even if it’s not been two months since the last reset.

  5. When you’re ready, click Save Changes.

Resetting your Twitch password

Your login credentials keep your Twitch account safe and, in the event of any kind of security breach, your first step should be to reset them. This is particularly important if you’ve been using the same password for multiple accounts: if one of them is compromised, the quickest way to isolate the damage is to change the others.

  1. Click on your profile icon in the top right corner of the Twitch home screen.

  2. On the dropdown menu, click Settings.

  3. Open the Security and Privacy tab.

  4. Under Security, click Change password.

  5. Input your current password.

  6. Input and confirm your new password.

  7. Click Set Password.

Resetting your Twitch email

It’s not unusual to get a new email address from time to time, especially if you suspect the old account has been hacked. If you forget to update your Twitch details as soon as this happens, it can cause problems later on. Your linked Twitch email plays an essential role in the username and password recovery process, so if you need to change it, follow these six steps.

  1. Click on your profile icon in the top right corner of the Twitch home screen.

  2. On the dropdown menu, click Settings.

  3. Open the Security and Privacy tab.

  4. Under Contact, click the pencil icon next to your current email address.

  5. Input and confirm your new password.

  6. Click Save.

Password security

Twitch should be fun for viewers and streamers alike. Forgetting your password or losing access to your account can be a stressful experience: it’s the last thing you want when you’re trying to log in.

Change the game with NordPass, a next-generation password manager. This service generates genuinely randomized passwords, building complex strings of characters, numbers, and symbols and storing them in high-security online vaults.

When it’s time to log in, you don’t need to worry about remembering your new passwords. NordPass will automatically fill in text fields and login forms on your behalf, so you can enjoy Twitch stress-free.

Monica Webster
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Monica is the spirit of our content team. Her bubbliness and creativity sparkle her articles. She loves to investigate various security related problems and bring useful tips to readers. When she is not writing about technology, she explores art.
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