With millions of users logging into Twitch every month, it can be a great place to meet and interact with people online. However, with so many users, one might ask how is it even possible to make friends on Twitch.
In this article we will discuss different ways to make friends on Twitch.
How to Make Friends on Twitch
The four best ways to make friends on Twitch are: through Twitch chat, through social media, by playing games with others and lastly through Discord. Although there are other ways that you can make friends on Twitch, these tend to be the four most common and most successful ways that people make friends on Twitch.
Twitch is a great way to meet people who have similar interests as you, whether that interest is a certain game or a hobby of some kind. With so many games and hobbies being streamed on Twitch you are bound to find a few new friends on Twitch.
Now before you go out and try to make friends on Twitch, just remember to always be safe. Although I do think that Twitch can be a great place to meet people, people online may not always be who they say they are and Twitch is no exception to this. As with anything, just be smart.
Now let’s dive into each of the ways to make friends on Twitch in greater detail.
The easiest way to make friends on Twitch is through Twitch chat. Going on a stream and chatting with others is the AOL Instant Messenger of 2020 (totally just dated myself ????).
No but seriously if you just go into a Twitch chat and say hello, or what’s up, people will most likely respond; oftentimes very nicely.
If after talking for a bit they seem cool then you can add them as a friend on Twitch. For more info on how to add someone as a friend on Twitch go here.
Now if you are trying to make friends on Twitch then you want to stick to the smaller streams. I would say around 200 viewers or less. This allows you to actually communicate with others in the chat and get to know them.
If you have ever been in some of these streams with 50k plus people in them then you know how hard it is to get a word in. In fact, it is just about impossible to get to know anyone when you have so many people talking the whole time.
Having so few people on a channel also allows you to get to know the streamer as well. A streamer with 20 viewers is more likely to engage with you than a streamer with 20k viewers would be.
Often the only time these big streamers engage with individuals in chat is when someone subs or donates.
Streamers on smaller channels tend to be much more engaging with their viewers, which is understandable since they have a lot less going on than the big time streamers do.
One last tip for making friends through Twitch chat is to go into channels with 0 viewers and talk to the streamer. A person with 0 viewers has no options but to talk to you. Now this may be a bold move, but it is one full proof way to make a friend on Twitch.
Lastly, just to wrap this section up, if you go on Twitch and are friendly to people then you will have no issues making friends. If someone is cool in chat then you can add them as a friend on Twitch.
Also, stick to the smaller streams as this will allow you to actually talk and get to know people.
Social media can be another great way to make friends on Twitch. If you are going to use social media to make friends on Twitch then the two most popular social media platforms for Twitch users are Twitter and Instagram.
On Twitter or Instagram you can follow your favorite streamers to help you stay up to date with what’s going on.
Unlike in Twitch chat where you will want to stick to the smaller streams if you want to make friends, on Twitter and Instagram you can easily make friends within the communities of big Twitch streamers since you won’t have thousands of people trying to chat all at once.
Now it is highly unlikely that these big streamers will befriend you on social media, but you can easily scroll through the comments and engage with the comments you like.
If these people have a Twitch then you all can link up on Twitch and boom, the rest is history.
You can also make friends on the social media platforms of smaller streamers, but their reach is smaller and so they will probably have less engagement on their posts than the bigger streamers will.
Making Twitch friends on social media may not be your style, but it is one way to reach and make friends without having to fight over people in Twitch chat.
Playing Games with Others
Another way to make friends on Twitch is by simply talking with people you load into games with. Ofcourse, this might depend on the game, but if you play a game with some downtime in it then this could be a good way to talk to people and get to know them.
If they seem cool, and they have a Twitch, don’t hesitate to add them on your Twitch.
This can be a good way to get more followers on Twitch as well. A big part of making friends on Twitch is just being cool with people.
Don’t be annoying or rude and you will attract more people to your Twitch. A big part of networking is just simply making friends with people.
Discord is a great way to meet people on Twitch. It is basically just a giant chat room geared mostly towards gamers. Most of the top streamers have discords that you can join and interact with other people within the community.
In Discord there are both public and private servers. Obviously the private Discords will be better managed and less crowded, but they may also be more difficult to get into since you will need to code to enter.
What I like about Discord is that you can join servers that are specific to the game that you are interested in. So if you are looking for people to play League of Legends with then you can easily search for a League of Legends server and network within the channels of the server to meet people to play with.
The server will even tell you how many people are on the server and how many people are live within the server.
Another cool thing about Discord is that you can choose to use text based or voice based channels so you can actually talk to people rather than having to be stuck always typing.
I personally just like sticking with typing, but I am just letting you know that voice chat is an option. I highlighted the basics of Discord, but if you want a more thorough breakdown then check out this Youtube video.
As always, if you have any questions or just want to hang with me, stop by my Twitch channel here and say what’s up!
Making friends on Twitch is simple and can be quite enjoyable. You know that if you and another person on Twitch follow a certain streamer or a certain game then you already have some common interests.
Twitch is awesome and making friends on Twitch is awesome-er.
Eric streams 3 days a week on Twitch and uploads weekly to Youtube under the moniker, StreamersPlaybook. He loves gaming, PCs, and anything else related to tech. He’s the founder of the website StreamersPlaybook and loves helping people answer their streaming, gaming, and PC questions.