Becoming Twitch verified is the goal for many new streamers on the platform. The purple check icon next to your name can show others that you have reached the required metrics and have shown that you adhere to Twitch’s overall guidelines. It also unlocks several new features.
This post will go over how you can get verified on Twitch, the requirements surrounding it, and what it means.
How to Get Twitch Verified
To become verified, you must first become a partner on Twitch. Twitch recommends reaching the following milestones before you submit your application:
- Stream for a minimum of 25 hours within the last 30 days
- Stream on at least 12 different days within the last month
- Have at least 75 concurrent viewers watching your channel.
You will automatically get the Twitch verified badge when you become a partner. Not everyone who applies to be a partner is approved.
How to Get the Twitch Verified User Badge
To get the Twitch verified badge, you need to become a Twitch Partner. To achieve this, you need to make sure that you are following the full Terms of Service that Twitch provides. While Affiliates are allowed to stream to other platforms, Twitch asks that partners do not.
You must also show that you add value to the Twitch community and don’t have any strikes against your account. Applications for partnership will be considered on a case-to-case basis. If you are rejected, politely ask what you need to improve to be considered again.
What is the Twitch Verified Badge
The Twitch Verified User badge is a purple octagon with a checkmark on it. It is displayed by your name at the top of your screen. Twitch released the badge in 2017 at the same time that the platform released its Affiliate program. It is a designation for Partners as compared with Affiliates and other streamers. If the badge is available to you, you can add it to your account in your backend chat settings.
All Partnered streamers must first reach Twitch Affiliate status. To do this, you must:
- Stream for at least 500 minutes.
- Have a minimum of 7 different streams in the last 30 days.
- Have 50 followers and an average viewer count of 3.
With planning, you can easily reach these goals in a week.
Where Will the Twitch Verified Badge Be Seen?
When you are granted verified partner status, the coveted Twitch verification badge will show up in a few different places.
Many newcomers to your channel will first notice that you are a verified Twitch user by seeing the purple badge connected to your username on your channel.
Twitch partners will also have a badge next to their name when they chat in other channels that will show that they are verified on Twitch.
It’s worth noting that verified streamers will also get their partner status updated on other sites that track streamers on Twitch. While all the badges won’t carry over, you will be able to see that you have reached Twitch partnership, such as the SullyGnome example above.
How to Get Twitch Partner
It isn’t easy to get verified on Twitch and most streamers will work toward it for several months or even years before achieving the status. While you can become a Twitch affiliate in as little as a week, you will need to go beyond the minimum requirements to check the checkmark next to your name.
Twitch doesn’t approve of everyone for it. The guidelines are as follows and are based on the last 30 days:
- Stream for at least 25 hours
- Stream on at least 12 unique days
- Have an average viewer count of 75
After you have reached Affiliate status, you can start moving toward Partnership. There are guidelines on Twitch to gain this status, but it isn’t automated like the Affiliate status. Once you get close/surpass these milestones, you must apply for the Partnership title.
Again, not all streamers who reach these milestones gain Partnership. If Twitch denies you after you apply, send a reply message thanking them for their time. Ask them how you can improve so that you have a better shot at the status next time.
Gaining concurrent Twitch viewers is the most difficult of these tasks.
Getting the Twitch verified badge and becoming a partner on Twitch is a huge milestone in your streaming career. It is important to continue with your momentum to keep growing over time.
Even though it can take a long time to get verified on Twitch, if you love streaming and want to continue to pursue it, spending the extra time improving the quality of your content and your overall marketing will help.