How To Reset A Twitch Stream
Last Updated: July 10, 2020
Twitch is an app focused on video streaming for the gaming community. There you can find people creating content about all sorts of games. From Minecraft to Fortnite and Overwatch, there is no game without at least one streamer. You can also find content created by Twitch itself. Most of which is about gaming events such as tournaments, and important game news like a title release.
If you have a channel, and you created good content, you likely have some people following your channel. Needless to say, the more people follow your channel, the more exposure you will get. Which translated into more money. Yes, you can earn a couple of bucks by creating gaming content. Of course, it is easier said than done. You must invest some hours in making the content and keeping your audience engaged.
But having a great channel has its problems. For example, other users could try to break into your account. While this is not a common issue, it is better if you know what to do afterward.
If you ever feel that either someone is trying to break into your account, or that your stream key was leaked, it is time to change it. The streamer key is like the access code to your channel. Without it, you won’t be able to stream any content on your channel. You should never share it with anyone. But if it ever happens, here is what you have to do.
Log on to your Twitch account and click on your profile picture. It will be at the top right corner of the screen.
As you click on your profile picture, a menu will unfold before you. Click on the creator dashboard, it is the fourth option from the top-down.
In the dashboard menu, you will find all the information about your account and channel. There is a wide variety of options, but we are interested in one in particular. Go to the left-sidebar of options, and head down until you find the channel option. It is within the settings section.
You will see all the information about your channel once you are inside its settings. As before, we are interested in the streamer key. It will be the first option that you will see. At the right end of that option, you will see a button that says “reset”. It is next to the copy option; click it.
After clicking it, you have to wait a couple of seconds, and your new streamer key is available. You will know that the process is completed because the reset button will transform into a green rectangle, with a check icon.
Bear in mind that if you are using streaming software that requires your streamer key, you must update them. Otherwise, you won’t be able to stream as you did before resetting the streamer key. As said before, do not share this key with anyone, especially if you don’t know that person.