How to change Twitch password and set up two-factor authentication

Here’s how to keep your Twitch account safe by changing your password and setting up 2FA

Twitch change password: a mobile phone with the Twitch app on

As the biggest livestreaming platform out there right now, there are a number of reasons why someone might want to try and hack into your Twitch account. From redirecting your hard-earned Twitch payouts to themselves, to hate brigading people’s channels using your name, there are various nefarious ways in which a compromised account can lead to serious trouble for yourself.

Additionally, with a recent leak containing pretty much everything to do with the platform – from its source code, to how much streamers are being paid, and yes, even your account details – it’s imperative that you make sure your account is secure.

One method to ensure that your account remains protected from the recent leak is to simply change your Twitch password. The other, which is a bit more technical but will ensure only you will ever be able to login, is setting up two-factor authentication. If you’re looking to change your Twitch password, then we definitely recommend setting up Twitch 2FA at the same time.

But how do you change your Twitch password? And how do you set up Twitch 2FA? Read on, and you’ll find the answers you seek.

How to change Twitch password

Changing your password on Twitch is a simple process, as you’ll see below:

  • From the Twitch homepage, click your user icon in the top right corner, prompting a drop down menu
  • From the menu, head into ‘Settings’
  • Click on the ‘Security and Privacy’ tab, and scroll down to the ‘Security’ section
  • Once there, you’ll see a hyperlinked prompt to ‘Change password’

Once your new password’s set, you’re good to go.

How to set up Twitch 2FA

The option to set up two-factor authentication in Twitch resides in the same section as the option to change your password. Here’s how to set up Twitch 2FA:

  • From the Twitch homepage, click your user icon in the top right corner, prompting a drop down menu
  • From the menu, head into ‘Settings’
  • Click on the ‘Security and Privacy’ tab, and scroll down to the ‘Security’ section
  • Click the ‘Set Up Two-Factor Authentication’ button
  • Input the mobile phone number you wish to tie your account to
  • Punch in the seven-digit verification code Twitch sends to your mobile phone via text message
  • You can now scan the QR code generated by Twitch with your authenticator mobile or tablet app of choice. We recommend Authy (App Store / Google Play Store)
  • Enter the six-digit verification code generated by the authenticator app.

Et voila, you now have two-factor authentication set up on your Twitch account.

With your account now properly secured, you’ll no longer have to worry about having your account hacked, accidentally showing your password on stream, or having your password exposed as part of a leak.

 

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