How-To

How to Follow or Unfollow on Twitch

Want to build up a list of streamers you want to watch on Twitch? This guide will explain how to follow and unfollow users on Twitch on any platform.

If you’re bored of traditional TV or movies, you could give streaming a try. Streaming services like Twitch allow you to entertain yourself by watching games being played or enthusiasts having fun. You can even watch real-life events, chat shows, and more.

If you’ve found a Twitch streamer you love (and you’re not prepared to subscribe yet), you can always follow them. Following a Twitch streamer lets you keep track of their streams and receive notifications when they’re streaming. If you want to follow or unfollow on Twitch, follow the steps below.

How to Follow or Unfollow on Twitch on PC or Mac

If you’re using the Twitch website to watch streamers, you can quickly add or remove a user from your list of Twitch streamers to follow.

To follow or unfollow a Twitch user on a PC or Mac:

  1. Open the Twitch website.
  2. Visit the user profile of a streamer by using the search bar or the list of followers on the left.
  3. On that Twitch user’s profile, press the Follow button below the streaming video to follow the user. You’ll find it to the right of their username if they aren’t streaming.
    Twitch follow button
  4. To unfollow a Twitch user, press the unfollow button shaped like a heart. It’ll appear as a broken heart when you hover over it.
    Unfollow button on Twitch
  5. Confirm your choice by pressing Yes, unfollow in the pop-up.
    Confirm a Twitch unfollow

After confirming, the user will disappear from the list of accounts that you follow. You can follow them again at any point.

How to Follow or Unfollow on Twitch on Mobile Devices

You can also follow or unfollow on Twitch by using the mobile app. Twitch is available for Android and iPhone users (as well as on iPad). The interface is the same (or very similar) on all platforms, so these instructions should work for Android and Apple users.

To follow or unfollow a Twitch user using the mobile app:

  1. Open the Twitch app.
  2. Tap Following at the bottom to view a list of accounts you follow already. Alternatively, tap Search and search for the streamer using the search bar.
  3. On the user’s profile page, tap the Follow button to begin following them.
    Follow a user on Twitch mobile
  4. To unfollow the user, tap the unfollow button shaped like a heart.
  5. In the pop-up, tap Unfollow.
    Unfollow a user on Twitch mobile

The user will disappear from your list of followed accounts immediately. Like PC and Mac users, you can follow them again at any point, should you wish to.

How to Follow or Unfollow Twitch Users on Other Devices

The Twitch interface should remain similar on almost all devices, including game consoles, smart TVs, and more. Depending on the screen sizes, there will be differences, but the Twitch UI is standardized.

For example, when you visit a Twitch streamer’s profile on a TV, you’ll still see a follow or unfollow button. Make sure to click or unclick this button if you want to follow or unfollow that user.

The effect will apply account-wide, so you won’t need to repeat the steps elsewhere. Likewise, if you can’t find it on a larger screen, you can always repeat the steps above to follow or unfollow the user on Twitch using your PC, Mac, or mobile device.

Make Memories on Twitch

Using the steps above, you can quickly follow or unfollow someone on Twitch, whether they’re a streamer or just a friend. If you decide to unfollow someone, they won’t receive a notification, but they might see the number of followers decrease.

Sick of advertisements ruining your streams? If you haven’t subscribed, you might want to think about blocking Twitch ads. You might also want to consider how you can donate to the Twitch streamers you like the most.

Want to give streaming a go yourself? You can always stream on Twitch using OBS for free.