Following a streamer on Twitch will let you easily access their channel in the future. Not only will you be able to see when they are broadcasting on the left-hand side of your dashboard, you can set up notifications to let you know when they go live.
Though following doesn’t support the streamer financially, it does help in some of their metrics and keeps you notified of when they are online.
How to Follow Someone on Twitch
To follow a streamer on Twitch, go to the channel of the broadcaster you want to follow. Above the video player, you’ll see a purple box that has a heart and says, “follow.” Click the box.
How to Unfollow Someone on Twitch
To unfollow someone on Twitch, go to their stream channel. There is a grey box with a heart in it. When you scroll over it, it says, “Unfollow.” Click the box.
Should You Follow for Follow on Twitch?
Ultimately, Follow for Follow (F4F) schemes don’t help you grow your channel. In some cases, participating with them can hurt your chances for future sponsorships. For more information, read our post, Why You Shouldn’t Follow for Follow.
Following vs Subscribing on Twitch?
Following a channel will allow you to know when a particular streamer is broadcasting. You can have notifications sent to you or see that they are active when you are on Twitch’s platform. Their content will be shown to you on Twitch’s home page when you are logged in to your account. In this way, it is very similar to other social media sites.
Subscribing to a Twitch channel requires a monetary investment into the channel. Viewers pay money to support the streamer and in exchange for exclusive perks on the channel. These perks can include emotes, skipped ads, select Discord channels, and anything else the streamer might offer.