How to Add Friends on Twitch (the easy way)


Twitch is the number-one streaming platform in the world and allows people to watch commentary, broadcast gameplay, music, and dozens of different types of channels you can enjoy. 

But that is not all the Twitch platform has to offer because what would social media be if it did not allow you to add new friends?

Everyone loves having friends on social media, and when you have friends on Twitch, you can do some cool things with them.

Keep reading to see different ways you can add friends on Twitch, how to unfriend them if you no longer like them, and some of the cool things you can do with your friends! 

The Friends Feature: Methods of Adding Friends

When adding friends on Twitch, the two best ways to choose are via name search or chat. 

Both work equally well, though a name search is the easiest way if you already know your friend’s name.

Adding Via Name Search:

  1. Log into Twitch and navigate to the search bar.
  2. Search for the Twitch account name of the person you want to add.
  3. Once you have found them, click on their profile picture. A list of options will pop up.
  4. Select “Add Friend” from the list.
  5. That person will receive your request and can then choose to either accept or deny it.
  6. If they accept, you have a new friend! 

If you don’t know the account names of the friends you want to add, then your best bet is to add them via the chat option.

Adding Via Chat:

  1. Click the Twitch username of the person you want to add as a friend in the Twitch chat. 
  2. Their profile card will be an option to “Add as Friend.”
  3. Once you have sent the request, you have to wait for them to accept it.
  4. Now you are friends with that random person in chat!

Unfriending People 

What if you friend someone and they wind up being annoying, constantly messaging you, or you just no longer like that they play Top in League instead of being a Support?

Luckily, you can unfriend them with just a few clicks of your mouse because who needs proper communication, right?

But in all seriousness, if for some reason you decide you want to unfriend someone, follow the steps below to remove them from your friends’ list. 

Unfriending on Twitch:

  1. Open your friends list on Twitch.
  2. Locate the username of the person you want to unfriend. 
  3. Click their name to bring up a small list of options.
  4. From that list, select “Unfriend.”

When someone is unfriended, they can send you a new friend request without seeing your activity or sending you messages.

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What Can You Do With Twitch Friends?

Once you have gathered some friends on Twitch, you probably wonder what that means and what you can do together now. 

Firstly, when you friend someone on Twitch, you can see their activity and if they are online when looking at your friend’s list.

If they are playing a game or doing something else on Twitch, you can join in on their stream if they are streaming or watch the same channel they are watching. 

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Now, if you want to do even more with your friends, you can host their channels or invite them to stream with you. 

Hosting a channel on your channel simply means that when viewers land on your stream, it will be the stream of the hosted channel.

You can also use the squad stream feature, which allows you to share a Twitch stream with up to four friends or channels. You can invite any channel on your friend list, a teammate, or even a channel that follows you. So this isn’t an exclusive friends list feature, but sharing streams with friends makes the most sense.

It is a great way to promote your fellow creators, building connections, help small streamers with views, subs, and follows, and foster a helpful community. 

Appearing Offline 

You can appear offline if you want to get some time to yourself on Twitch without your friends knowing what you are doing. 

Turning off your online status is a quick process, and when you are ready to appear online again, you can reverse it so your friends know you are back and ready to go. 

Turning on Offline Mode:

  1. Navigate to your profile on Twitch.
  2. Click on your Profile Avatar in the top-right-hand corner.
  3. From the list that pops up, click on “Online Status.”
  4. Another small list will pop up with the different options available.
  5. Select “Invisible” to appear offline on your friends list.
  6. To return to online mode, follow the steps above, but select “Online” from the list.

If you want to know how to stream as privately as possible on Twitch, check out this article.


Adding friends on Twitch is a great way to stay connected with people, so you can interact regularly and spend time together. The ability to host a stream is also a good way a helping new streamers get more views – maybe you even have a real-world friend who could use a little boost to their channel?

Check out How to Setup Twitch Sound Alerts if you found this article helpful. Until next time, happy gaming!


How Can I Make Friends on Twitch?

There are multiple ways to make friends on Twitch, but the easiest is to be active in Twitch group chats. If you never say anything, you can’t make friends, so check in with your favorite streamers and start interacting in their chat window. 

If you use social media or Discord, you can often find people with similar interests that you can befriend on Twitch if they also use it. Also, if you follow someone’s YouTube channel, check out if they have a Twitch profile as well.

How Do I Join a Watch Party?

If you want to join a watch party on Twitch, you can create the watch party for people to join or search “watch parties” in the search bar. 

Creating a watch party requires Twitch users have typed in their Amazon Prime account information, so if you do not have that, you cannot create a watch party. 

If one of your friends is doing a watch party, you can join their stream via your friends’ list and then chill there. 

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Jan has played video games since the early 1980s. He loves getting immersed in video games as a way to take his mind off stuff when the outside world gets too scary. A lifelong gamer, the big interest led to a job as a lecturer on game sound at the University of Copenhagen and several written articles on video games for magazines.

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