What is My Twitch URL? (3-Minute Read)

Lindsay Hayes

Your Twitch URL is the specific link or URL that anyone can use to access your Twitch channel directly. Getting access to this URL is very easy. Open Twitch and click on your profile picture in the upper-right corner. Select "Channel", and then copy the URL that is in your browser's address bar.

If you get started on Twitch, you'll certainly want to have a lot of your friends and family watch you when you're streaming. The easiest way to do this is to give them your Twitch link. I've been at that stage of the streamer journey, where I was giving my URL to everyone I could find. And I'm very familiar with aspects of the platform such as this.

So, if you want to get the link to your Twitch channel, I will show you exactly how to do that in this quick guide. Without wasting time, let's get into it.


How Do I Find the URL for My Twitch Account?

Accessing the URL for your Twitch channel will only take you a few seconds if you know exactly what to do.

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Follow the steps below to get your URL in no time:

  1. Go to the Twitch website.
  2. Log into your Twitch account if you aren't already.
  3. Click on your display icon in the top right-hand corner of the site.
  4. Select the "Channel" button here, which will take you straight to your Twitch channel.
  5. Once you're on this page, all you need to do is click on your browser's address bar and copy the URL.
  6. You can now paste the URL wherever you want to share it, whether it is in conversations with friends and family, on social media, and so on.

Your Twitch channel URL is usually "twitch.tv/" followed by your username, but it is best to actually copy the channel link to be certain.

How Can I Get My Twitch Channel ID?

Your Twitch channel ID is a unique numeric identifier that is created as soon as you make an account on Twitch.

A channel ID isn't of much use to regular users but comes in handy if you're developing Twitch-related apps. Unlike your username, it can never be changed.

Unlike trying to get the Twitch channel URL though, Twitch doesn't offer an official way to get your channel ID as a user. You won't find it anywhere in the settings.

Typically, to get this done, you'd have to turn to the Twitch API, which you can already tell is outside of most users' expertise.

Fortunately, someone has used that API and made a convenient browser extension that lets you get your channel ID without much stress.

You can get this from the Chrome Web Store, and you can use it even if you're on Microsoft Edge.

Once you launch this in your browser, all you need to do is type in your Twitch username and you'll get the channel ID in return.

How to Get the Embed Code for Your Twitch Channel?

If you want people to enjoy your stream from various sources, like your website, you can embed the stream player.

To get the embed code for your stream, just follow these basic steps below:

  1. Open Twitch.tv
  2. Now, click your profile photo
  3. Select "Channel" from here
  4. You should see the video player that shows your stream. Go to the bottom right and click on the "Share" button (it has an arrow pointing upwards)
  5. Select the "Embed" button here
  6. This will then bring up a window with the code needed for you if you want to embed your stream or its chat on a website or app of yours. You can copy and paste it as needed
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Final Words

Finding the link for your Twitch channel is easy. Simply launch the website, click on your display photo, and navigate to your channel. From here, grab the URL in the address bar, and that's it. You can share this URL and use it to connect loved ones to your channel in a single click.

If you need your Twitch channel ID, you can get that by using a third-party Chrome extension. If you want to embed your channel on another platform, you can find the code for that from the "Share" button on the stream player.

Was this article able to show you exactly how to find the URL for your channel? If so, take a look at our related articles for more streaming tips and tricks.

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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