How to Unfollow on Twitch

“One way to clear the clutter out of your Twitch channel is to unfollow the channels/streamers that do not interest you anymore!”

Why is it necessary?

Not only will unfollowing a channel keep you away from extra notifications, but you can also always find your favorite streamers right on top.

So, in case you have a question like how to unfollow a Twitch channel or a streamer, we are here to answer it in detail.

“To get it short, to unfollow a channel on Twitch, you simply have to hover over the Black Heart button and click on it.”

But here’s a catch:

“This unfollowing could become tricky when you access Twitch from a mobile as compared to a desktop.”

Hence, let us guide you properly as follows:

How to Unfollow Twitch Channel or Streamer in Simple and Easy Steps?

It’s 2022 and we already know that nerds and tech geeks might think it’s a silly question to even ask how one can unfollow a Twitch channel.

Well, not everyone is a technological Einstein. People who are new to the platform often face difficulties in unfollowing a streamer on Twitch.

This is where our guide could become handy.

We will first discuss unfollowing a channel on Twitch via desktop followed by the mobile.

Have a look:

How to Unfollow Twitch Channel on Desktop?

First of all, make sure that you are logged into your account using your username and password.

After that, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Go to Twitch Following Directory

If you see on top right side of your channel, you will find the “Following” option. Hover or click on it.

In case you face issues in finding the option on desktop, simply open the link and then check out the next step:

Twitch Following Directory

Step 2: Hover over Black Heart on a Channel

In the directory section, you will find all channels you’ve been following using your account.

Simply hover over the channel and three new icons will appear on it.

From these three icons, hover your cursor on the Black Heart available on the bottom left side of the channel.

Green Background Heart Icon

Step 3: Click on Black Heart

When you click on black heart, a new popup will appear on the screen confirming whether you want to unfollow the channel or not.

Step 4: Click on Unfollow Button

Simply click on the unfollow button and you have now successfully unfollowed that specific channel from your account.

Refresh the directory to double-check whether the channel exists in your Follow list or not.

Unfollow Twitch Popup

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Alternative Method to Unfollow Twitch Channel on Desktop

There is one other way to unfollow a Twitch channel on a desktop.

Step 1: Find the Channel You Want to Unfollow

Go to Twitch and search the username of the channel you want to unfollow.

Let us say you want to unfollow Shroud, so simply search it in the search bar and press Enter on your keyboard.

Search Channel Name

Step 2: Click on Black Heart

Once you search a channel’s name, it will appear on top with different options. Find the black heart situated just beside the channel and click on it.

Black Heart Icon

Step 3: Confirm the Unfollow Popup

A new popup will appear asking you to confirm the action. Click on, “Yes, unfollow” and that would be all.

This short method is perfect for users who are irritated by frequent notifications from streamers or channels they do not want to watch anymore.

Twitch Unfollow Button

How to Unfollow Twitch Channel on Mobile?

Considering the enormous use of mobile phones these days, it’s important that you know the method of unfollowing a channel from Twitch via your smartphone too.

So here’s a step-by-step guide for Twitch mobile users:

Step 1: Open Twitch Mobile App

Open the Twitch mobile app using your credentials. Enter your username and password if you are not logged in already.

Step 2: Select Following tab

From app, you’ll need to choose the “Following tab” first before trying to unfollow a channel.

Step 3: Find the Channel You Want to Unfollow

Start finding the channel you want to unfollow. Find them first in the Live Channels section and if the channel is offline, scroll down until you get to the Offline Channels section.

Step 4: Select Channel and Tap on Heart Icon

Contrary to the black heart available on Twitch desktop, you’ll have to tap on white heart once you find the channel you want to unfollow.

After tapping on it, a prompt will appear on your mobile screen asking you to confirm the action.

Tap on Unfollow the channel and that would be all as far as mobile devices are concerned.

Unfollow Twitch Mobile

Alternative Way to Unfollow Twitch Channel on Mobile

There is an alternative and an easy method available too. Follow us:

Step 1: Open Twitch Mobile App

Not rocket science. Open the Twitch mobile app and make sure that you are logged in with your account.

Step 2: Search Channel’s Username

In the search bar, type the username of the channel you want to unfollow. For instance, if you want to unfollow Ninja, write “ninja” in search bar and tap the search icon.

Step 3: Select Channel and Unfollow It

Open the channel that appears on the screen and find the white heart.

Tap on it and confirm the popup that appears on your mobile screen.

You are now done with unfollowing a Twitch channel and have learned different ways via desktop and mobile too.

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The next big question that comes into mind is why do people unfollow Twitch channels? More precisely what are the reasons people want to unfollow Twitch streamers?

We’ll answer that as follows:

5 Main Reasons People Unfollow Twitch Channels

1. Channel Not Providing Quality Content

One of the biggest reasons someone might unfollow a Twitch channel is that the person is no longer enjoying or getting entertained by the streams.

That is one of the main problems with content creators on Twitch these days that they do not focus on providing quality content once they gain a few hundred followers.

2. Irritating Notifications

Many people do not like getting notifications again and again on their devices regarding a stream of a channel they do not intend to watch. So, that could be another reason for unfollowing.

3. Not Liking Attitude of the Streamers

Admit it or not every streamer has a different attitude towards their audience.

If we compare Shroud and Dr. Disrespect, the former has a soft attitude meanwhile the latter is a bit aggressive.

People may unfollow such channels if they do not like the behavior of the streamer with their audience.

4. Controversial Comments

Streamers may sometime deliberately pass controversial comments on a sensitive topic that could hurt the sentiments of people. This could result in massive unfollowing too.

5. No Interest

Last but not the least, if a user is no longer interested in a channel, the only way to get rid of its notifications would be to unfollow it. And that’s what many people do often to keep their accounts clutter-free.

Also Read: How to Stop Hosting on Twitch

Frequently Asked Questions:

Some major questions asked by people about unfollowing or following someone on Twitch include:

There is no automatic way of knowing who has unfollowed your channel. The only way it could happen is if you keep a list of all your followers in an Excel sheet and then compare it with your followers later on.

Go to the Twitch following directory where you will find all the channels you have been following since you created your account. Start hovering the cursor on them and click the black heart as soon as it appears on the channel. It’s the quickest way of following a hell lot of channels in less time.

As we said already, no one can see who has unfollowed their Twitch channel. Only the follower counts will lower down and that’s the data visible to streamers. If you are adamant about knowing, make sure that you start keeping track of all your followers as soon as you start working as a content creator on Twitch.

You can follow a Twitch account the same way you’ve unfollowed it. There is no restriction imposed by the platform. There’s one slight exception though: If you get banned by the streamer, you won’t be able to follow that specific channel again. 

Final Takeaways: How to Unfollow Twitch Channel or Streamer?

There could be many possible reasons behind unfollowing a Twitch channel but in our opinion, it should not discourage a content creator.

Keep believing in the content you post and ensure it is improved daily. Invest in yourself to keep your audience engaged.

Once you become popular, do not forget your oldest followers and that’s how you can avoid mass unfollowing of your Twitch account.


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