While this is an understandable concern, a streamer cannot see your email address through Twitch. However, they might be able to see your email through extensions or third parties being used alongside their stream. One example of this would be PayPal, where the streamer can see the name and email used for your PayPal account in the confirmation email they will receive for your donation.
If you want to make a donation without these concerns, you can do so through bits and subscriptions (just know that this will, unfortunately, lead to Twitch taking a cut of your donations before they pay out the streamer).
What Can Twitch Streamers See About My Account?
The major concern about what information is shared with a streamer typically surrounds donations, subscriptions, and bits. To put your mind at ease, know that Twitch pays the streamer through their own accounts, so no account information is given upon payment. Bits and subscriptions are included in this payment, so unless you are putting your account information in to be read by a text-to-speech bot you will be fine.
Donations are a little different, and can vary in their given information. If you are concerned about your information being shared through these sources, you may want to look into them in a little more detail as they can vary from business to business. However, to cover a few of the more popular donation methods:
While a streamer cannot gain access to their subscribers’ personal information through Twitch, there are a few things that they can still access for analytical purposes. Some of the more obvious ones would be Twitch usernames of both subscribers and followers, and by extension they can also access their channels through searching their usernames. There is also some additional information that streamers can see about their subscribers through their analytics, including:
- Initial subscription date
- The current subscription tier
- How long they have been subscribed overall
- Their longest subscription streak
- The subscription type
- If they are a founding subscriber (the first 10 Prime or paid subscribers for Affiliates, or first 25 for Partners)
Frequently Asked Questions
Twitch has the privacy of both their streamers and their viewers on top of their list of concerns and ensures that all private information is secure from external sources. If you are just hanging out in your favorite stream and saying hi, you do not need to be concerned about your personal information being given out.
If you are donating to a streamer, you can look into the company you are donating through in greater detail to be absolutely sure that your information is safe, but it is incredibly rare for any additional private information to be given out that the company does not make explicitly clear. Just stay away from random links promising giveaways and princes looking for someone to offload their wealth to in the chat and you will be perfectly fine.