How to Add Friends on Twitch?

If you want to monetize your streaming channel on Twitch, there are several steps to that, but the main factor you have to take care of is gathering an audience that regularly views your streams. For this purpose, you are advised to interact with other streamers to broaden your viewership and support. You can connect with people from all over the world on this platform and add them as friends to chat with them on Twitch platform.

By adding people as your friends, you will be able to:

  • send a whisper notification to them.
  • See whether they are active or not.
  • Know when are they are watching the streaming of other streamers.
  • Or get notified when they are streaming.

You may follow these thoroughly detailed steps for your ease to find friends on Twitch:

How to Add Twitch Friends on Twitch using the Web or PC

Step-1: Open the twitch website through your browser. twitch login

Step-2: Provide your credentials like your username and password to log in to your account. twitch login screen

Step-3: On your screen, on your profile’s left side navigation, you will see a list of your friends and other members suggested by the organizers. (These people are recommended based on which people you have interacted with within the previous days.)

twitch left sidebar Step-4: You will see a Join option or an icon with an addition (+) symbol with the name. Just click on this icon, and your friend request will be sent. Once the other person accepts your request, he will be added to your friend list.

Step-5: You can also search for people of your own choice by entering their names in the search bar that appears at the bottom of your friend’s list. Every profile with that name will appear, and hence you can send a request to the desired person. search twitch friends

How to remove friends on Twitch through Web or PC

 Though If you are finding someone offensive or, for some reason, you want to unfriend a person, you need to follow these steps:

Step-1: Open your browser and sign in to your account.twitch loginStep-2: From your friend’s list that appears on the left side, you can click on their name, and a small rectangle appears with options names as friends, follow and whisper. twitch remove friendStep-3: Click on the option that says, “Friends,” and as you move your cursor over it, the color changes to red, and it says, ‘Unfriend.’ Click on it, and that member will be unfriended. removing twitch friend on pc

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How to block someone on Twitch

While using the Twitch browser, you will find a stream-chat space on the right side of your screen. You can select any name from that chat section. A rectangle with little information about that user will appear. By clicking on the symbol of three vertically-aligned dots on that info box’s right side, you can block that member or report him/her. That blocked person will not be able to message or watch the stream until you are a moderator on the channel.

How to appear offline on Twitch through PC

On Twitch, you may be online, but other members and friends can see your active status. Here is a quick procedure to enjoy this feature:

Step-1: Sign in to your account.twitch login Step-2: You will see a symbol on the right of your name on your profile. Top BarStep-3: Clicking on this symbol will show you the options of “Online“.Step-4: Now click on the toggle button to appear offline.OfflineStep-5: After clicking the button, your profile’s mode will be changed to offline. show offline

How to Add Friends on Twitch on Android, iPhone, or iPad

Adding friends to your twitch account is way more comfortable if you are an android, iPhone, or iPad user. All you need to do is:

  • Download the Twitch mobile application from your play store or apple store.
  • Sign in to this application by entering your username and password.

You can find people in the chat section of the live stream:

  • By clicking on the discover tab, choose any live stream that appears on your screen.
  • From the chat of that stream, you can find a variety of people. Tap on any name that appears in the chat section, and you will be shown some options.
  • Click on ‘Friend,’ and a friend request will be sent on your behalf. A short message ‘Friend Request Pending‘ will appear on your screen as a confirmatory sign.

You can also search people by this method:

Step-1: Tap on the chat/whisper icon available on the top right corner of your mobile’s screen. click whisper button Step-2: Now, tap on the purple plus symbol on the top. add friend 2Step-3: Write the username in the space provided under the title ‘New Whisper.’  write usernameStep-4: You will be shown profiles of users with those names. Click on the one you wanted to find. username shownStep-5: Just beside that person’s name is an icon with the plus sign. Send a friend request to him through it, and a message will appear at the bottom of your screen, which says, “Friend Request Sent.” click icon to send twitch friend request

How to remove friends on Twitch on Android, iPhone, or iPad

Here is the method to unfriend unwanted people from your friends’ list:

Step-1: From the whisper section of your Twitch profile, you can view your chats and the online people. click whisper button Step-2: Tap on the friend’s name whom you want to unfriend.twitch friends list Step-3: On the conversation screen, there will be a gear-like icon on the top right corner. Tapping on it will show some options. settings iconStep-4: From there, you can select “Unfriend.” It will ask again for surety, and once you choose ‘ok,’ the person will be unfriended. twitch unfriend option

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How to Appear Offline (For Mobile)

Step-1: Tap on the rectangular icon that takes you to the whisper section. click whisper button Step-2: It’s written ‘Online‘ with a green, small-square icon on the screen’s top-left corner. Tap on it. A tray appears with options of online and invisible.twitch offline mode  mobile Step-3: To reverse this, you can proceed in the same way to change your active status.

How to prevent people from sending you whisper:

Go to the whisper option from your profile, and by taping on the settings cog, you will get two options: ‘Do not disturb‘ and ‘Mark all whispers as read.’ Select the former one to prevent people from whispering to you.

How to disable notifications on Twitch:

Suppose you don’t want to receive notifications from a particular member in your whisper section but stay online. In that case, you can do it by tapping on the settings icon of that conversation, and from the available options, select ‘Disable Notifications.’ You won’t be notified next time when that person messages. In this way, somehow, you can customize your chats. To turn on notifications, you can again change the conversation settings, but you will see an ‘Enable Notifications’ option this time.


By adding people as your friends, you will be able to:

  • send a whisper notification to them by one tap.
  • See whether they are active or not.
  • Know when are they are watching live streams.
  • Or get notified when they are streaming.

You can invite channels by clicking on the ‘add a channel’ option and entering the channel names and request any channel from your friend list or followers who are active. You can send an invitation to three channels at a time.

You can sing with friends but can’t do a live duet on Twitch. The only method is to upload your half duet’s recording, and then your friends do the same. 

Yes, a friend request can be canceled. You can do it by clicking on the ‘cancel friend request’ option that appears with the name in the person’s profile to whom you had sent a friend request.

Yes, friends are different from followers. With friends, you can converse easily through the whisper option. They appear on your friend list. On the other hand, followers are members who follow your channel. 

Suppose you search for a username in the search bar. Many names appear as a suggestion. Just move your cursor on their terms, and with your friend’s name, a card shows up that says, ‘Friends.’

Recommended friends are based on your interaction with other members or those people with whom you have whispered but are not added with you as a friend.

This idle status shows that the user has his twitch browser open but is irresponsive or inactive for more than 10 minutes.

You can have 500 friends on Twitch at maximum. You can send whispers to them with only one click. The Twitch owners might change this limit in the future based on the expansion of their community.


Summarizing, Twitch has a very legible and comprehendible method through which its members can add friends to their channels and expand their community. We have tried to explain the steps to add friends on Twitch in detail for PC or mobile users.

 For streamers, this will prove very helpful to link with other streamers from any part of the world, and it can prove very healthy for their channels.

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Michael Helly
Michael Helly

Hi, I’m Michael Helly. My journey began in 2015 when I was crazy about video games and turned my passion into a profession. Initially, I wrote about tricks and techniques that were useful for beginners and professional gamers.
Now, the time has changed, people are more towards live streaming and I’m mainly focused on streaming-related blog articles. My major concern is to solve the everyday problems that a streamer has to face while streaming on twitch.

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