How to Change Stream Title on Twitch? Revamp Your Twitch Game

Lindsay Hayes

Right now, there are 3 different ways that you can change your Twitch stream title. None of them are too hard, as you can log into your dashboard and do it yourself, get a mod to do it or use a third-party tool, like the StreamLabs software.

If you're new to Twitch, it can take a while to figure out how to change your stream titles. Being smart with them, and making them catchy can get new viewers coming to you. I kept struggling with getting new viewers a while back until I tried this trick out. Now, having a witty title is something I prioritize.

So, if you want to know how to change Twitch stream title, I've taken a look at all 3 of the methods that you can try, and even some tips and tricks that I think you should know about.

Sound good?


How to Change Stream Title on Twitch?

As mentioned, there are 3 different ways that you can change your stream title.

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Method 1: Use Your Dashboard (Go to Stream Manager)

Probably the easiest way to change your stream title is through your creator dashboard. Keep in mind that your new title will have a 140-character limit.

Here's how you can change stream title through the Stream Manager (on both mobile and PC):

Here's a quick disclaimer:

Unless you change your stream title each time, it will stay the same for every live stream that you do. Always go back and edit this stream info.

Method 2: Get Twitch Mods to Change the Twitch Stream Title

While mods can change Twitch titles, they first need to have the Editor role: it lets mods access the channel's dashboard and edit stream info. If this is something that you want to let your mods do, here's how you can make them editors:

Once your Twitch mod has the Editor role, here's how they can change the title:

Method 3: Use Broadcasting Software

Lastly, you can use third-party tools, likeStreamlabs, and OBS to change stream titles. There actually are other good third-party software out there, but I prefer these two. And if you're wondering, yes, both of them are free.

Here's how you can use Streamlabs:

Here's how you can use OBS:

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What to Do If I Can't Change My Stream Title on Twitch?

You might not be able to change your stream title for a few different reasons, but if you're a chat moderator, first make sure that you have the editor role in place. There's no way that you would be able to edit stream titles, otherwise.

With that out of the way, let's get into some fixes that you can try.

Solution 1: Update Twitch Mobile app

If you're using the Twitch app, you might be dealing with some kind of bug. Most of the time, this issue pops up if you haven't updated the application in a while. Head to your app store, search for the Twitch app, and then click on the update button that is next to it. You should hopefully be able to change your stream's title and edit stream info now.

Solution 2: Refresh Your Internet

You might not be able to change your stream title because of your internet. It could be really dodgy, and not let you properly connect to Twitch's servers. Other than moving closer to your router, I'd also recommend disconnecting and reconnecting back to it.

If you're trying to set a new stream title on your phone, or a Windows 11 computer, you can actually turn airplane mode on and off. You'd stop connecting to cellular networks which should refresh your connection. This can take care of any network bugs that are not letting you change your Twitch stream information.

Here's what you do on Windows 11 computers:

Here's what you can do on Android phones and iPhones:

Solution 3: Restart Phone or Computer

Some users can only change their current title after restarting their phone or computer. Usually, this trick helps when there is some kind of system glitch that's lurking in the background.

On phones, you can actually force reboot. It's essentially a more comprehensive restart method. When it comes to Androids, you just long hold the Power button for around 10 seconds, while on iPhones, it gets a bit more complicated.

To force-reboot the iPhone 8 and later models, as well as the SE 2 and 3:

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus:

iPhone 6, 6S and SE (1st gen):

Solution 4: Wait It Out

My last fix would be to try and wait things out. There's no way you would be able to change your Twitch stream title if the platform's servers are down. You don't just have to sit and wait, as there's a server status page that you can check out. If you're in fact dealing with some kind of server issue, you would know from here.

Also, you can contact the Twitch support team and ask when the problem would be solved. They should be able to fill you in on this.

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What are Some Good Stream Title Tips?

When it comes to having a good stream title, there are a few tips that I would recommend, like being funny, and making sure that your title is relevant to what you are streaming.

1. Be Funny

Personally, I think having a funny title is one of the best ways to get viewers to click on your stream. They'd read the stream title name and want to click on it to see if your stream matches up with the same energy.

So, how do you make a funny Twitch stream title? A good tip would be to make it witty, and include some pop culture trends or quotes in there.

2. Use Emotions

Make sure that you've added some 'feeling' to your title so that it's not boring. This will help show viewers what they can expect from your stream. For instance, 'I've never played anything scarier' not only sounds better but also gives viewers a clearer picture than something plain like 'Playing Diablo 4'.

3. Keep It Short

I'd recommend having a short and sweet title. And of course, make sure that you've added something that's relevant to what you're playing. No one's gonna read it if it's fluff.

4. Don't Lie

Whatever you do, don't make your Twitch stream title clickbait. You want your new viewers to keep coming back to you. But if you've lied about the stream, they'll naturally be disappointed and not want to come back. Also, always having click-bait titles will put off your regular viewers, as they'd eventually get tired of you and find a new community to join.

Does the Stream Title on Twitch Matter?

Without a doubt, Twitch stream titles matter. You can think of them like the titles of good books or newspaper articles: no one's going to click unless they're good.

As discussed, there are a few tips and tricks to make your title extra catchy, like showing some feeling, and including something witty in there. In my opinion, a good stream title is one of the best ways to grow your channel.

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Final Thoughts

There are 3 different ways that you can set a new stream title, which includes using your creator dashboard, letting a Twitch mod in your chat do it, or via a third party tool, like the Streamslabs software. All 3 of these tricks don't take much work. I think the actual hard part is choosing a catchy stream title to change to.

In my opinion, your new stream title should be witty and also have enough emotion to tell new viewers what they will be watching. Whatever you do, make sure that you don't include any clickbait in there. You'll turn new viewers off from coming back to your channel.

Hopefully, you found all of the points that were run through useful and are happy with your new title now.

Lindsay Hayes

Hi, I’m Lindsay, a techie from Kansas City. That’s right; I’m a born and bred Midwesterner. I learned to take electronics apart at my dad’s GameStop way back when, and I haven’t stopped since. I spend most of my time checking out new gadgets.
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