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A live streaming video service that is owned by Twitch Interactive, which is also a division of Amazon itself. In June 2011 as a spin-off to Amazon’s common interest streaming program, Justin.tv, Twitch was produced. Twitch is centered around video game live streaming and broadcasts of eSports events. It also has sports music broadcasts, creating content and much more. Twitch can be viewed either on video demand or live.
Twitch has left behind Justin.tv in the area of popularity. 1.5 million broadcasters were reported by Twitch by 2015 and 100 million distinct viewers per month. By 2017, Twitch held a solid control over YouTube gaming and other video gaming streaming services. In May, it expanded its numbers to 2.2 million broadcasters per month and over 15 million daily users. Moreover, in 2018 Twitch displayed a remarkable 1 million average simultaneous users as well as over 27,000 Twitch partner channels.
In world full of technology, it is very essential to change password of our social media time and time again. Among many social medias, Twitch is one of the most popular platforms where you need to change your password regularly in order to secure your data. The username and password that you used to sign up will eventually become less secure as time goes on. At the same time, you might have used a weak password, a password which is quite easy to guess and makes your account easily hackable.
If you are stuck in a situation like this where you think the password, you kept is very weak and you are insecure about it then this is a guide that will show you in detail how to change your Twitch account password. The reason to change your password can also be that you forgot it and that can get really annoying. To change your Twitch password or username you have to use the web version, you cannot change it through the app itself.
How to change your Twitch password if you have forgotten it.
- Open your computer, laptop or any other device and then open Twitch on the web browser.
- On the log in page, you will notice a link right below you enter the password labeled as ‘Trouble logging in?’
- Click or tap on that link to start with your password resetting procedure.
- Once you reach the ‘Reset your password’ page, you will be asked to enter your Twitch user credentials aka username or email address.
- You may also be asked to fill in the CAPTCHA field for security purpose. Once you do that press the button that says, ‘Send Instructions.’
- Head over to your email inbox and wait for the email to arrive that is titled as ‘Your Twitch Password’ link. Email may arrive within 1 to 2 minutes so please be patient. If it happens that the link does not arrive within a specific time, you may resend the link.
- Open your email and tap on the link that is provided to you to reset or change your password. Follow the instructions given on the Reset your password page and you will be done in no time.
How to change your Twitch password for security purposes.
- Open your browser on any device that is available and head over to Twitch.
- Click log in and sign in with your Twitch credentials.
- Once you have successfully signed in, click on your profile icon on the top right corner.
- Here you will see an option of settings, click on it.
- Select security and privacy.
- Change your password under the security panel.
- You will be asked to enter your old password again and then a new password you wish it keep.
- This time keep in mind that your password needs to be strong and something unique, so your account does not get hacked easily.
- Once you have completed this step, click on set password.
- The password will be changed within seconds.
Two Factor Authentication.
It is also recommended to use the Two factor Authentication. It is a two-step verification or dual-factor authentication, a safety process in which users provide two different authentication factors to verify themselves. This process is done to better protect both the user’s credentials and the resources the user can gain access to. Two-factor authentication processes depend on the user providing a password, as well as a second factor, normally either a security token or a biometric element, such as a fingerprint or facial scan. It adds an extra layer of safety to the authentication process by making it tougher for hackers to get access to a person’s devices or online accounts because knowing the victim’s password alone is not enough to pass the authentication check.