Is There A Way To See Who Unfollowed You On Twitch?
Last Updated: January 12, 2020
Is there a way to see who unfollowed you on Twitch? Can you access analytics to see why they unfollowed so you can tweak your stream? If you’re running a Twitch stream and want to make changes, tracking followers and unfollowers is a useful way of finding out how those changes went down. So can you find out who unfollowed you on Twitch?
In short, no. You cannot find out who unfollowed you on Twitch. You can find out how many people unfollowed you with some simple steps but not who they were. That’s a good thing in that nobody wants to be followed around Twitch constantly being asked by streamers why they left. It’s a bad thing in that streamers have no way of knowing if they did something wrong or if changes they instigated were the right ones or not.
There is a service called Unfollow that says it can monitor your channel and let you know who unfollowed you. I haven’t used it and couldn’t find anyone who had so I cannot say whether it works or not. As I’m not a streamer, I can’t even use the 7-day free trial. If you do check it out, let us know how you get on!
Monitoring your Twitch audience
You can use channel analytics to see how your follower and subscriber count varies month by month. You can even keep a manual record of followers each day but unless you’re a fanatical record keeper, you’re not going to record usernames as well as numbers.
Some streamers I know obsess over streamer numbers. Sure they are important if you’re a Twitch Partner or Affiliate but otherwise, numbers are just that. Numbers. People come and go. Streams will interest you for a while and then it’s time to move on. That’s the nature of Twitch and the internet at large. Obsessing over losing followers isn’t going to make your time on Twitch very enjoyable.
In reality, the number of Twitch followers you have doesn’t matter at all unless you’re pitching to sponsors or want to be picked up by an agency. All that matters is your active followers. You could have 50k followers to your channel but if only 15 or so are active in chat, there’s no point.
You might only have 350 followers but if all of them are active in chat and participate on your channel, that’s a much better proposition. Not only does it make it a lot more fun, spending time within a lively channel is more entertaining and a lot more fulfilling too!
Growing your Twitch audience
There are a few practical steps you can take to maximize your chances of success on Twitch. Each is actionable and each will help deliver the follower count and engagement you’re looking for. Try one, try them all and see how they go!
Stream consistently, stream frequently. Creating a regular schedule where you stream at the same time on the same day is a great way to build an audience. Whether we admit it or not, we are creatures of habit. If we know something we enjoy is on at a specific time at a specific place, we will often build our routines around that. Stream often enough to become a feature in people’s schedules and they will make time for you.
Offer value in every stream
There are thousands of streamers all vying for your attention, so what makes one more interesting than another? The value. We all watch Twitch for different reasons. We want to see what a game looks like before buying it, we want to learn how to spec a character or ace a raid or dungeon, we want tips on how to play a certain archetype or we just want to see how the pros play.
If you can address any of those reasons in your own Twitch stream, you will soon begin seeing followers grow.
If you land on a stream playing your favorite game but the streamer sits there expressionless or narrates in a monotone what they are doing as if reading from a script, how long will you hang around? Not long I bet. If you land on a channel where the streamer is animated, happy, engaging and chatting with their followers, how long are you going to stay there?
As well as watching streams for a particular reason, we also watch them for the personality of the streamer. If you can be funny, interesting or even leftfield, your followers will come to watch.