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How to Uninstall Twitch

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The Twitch App is an easy way to quickly open the platform and find the streamers you want to watch. The app will sync to your browser or mobile account so that you don’t have to re-find and follow people. But if you choose to no longer have the app installed on your PC, this article will show you how to uninstall it both on a PC or a Mac.  

How to Uninstall the Twitch App on Windows

To uninstall Twitch on a PC you will need to complete one of the following options:

Uninstall Twitch Through Control Panel

The first way we’ll cover is uninstalling Twitch through your control panel. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1

    Open your control panel on Twitch

  2. Step 2

    windows programs

    Click on the “Programs” option. 

  3. Step 3

    windows programs and features

    Click the “Uninstall a Program” link under “Programs and Features.”

  4. Step 4

    Scroll down until you locate the Twitch program.

  5. Step 5

    Uninstall Twitch

    Right-click on the Twitch app and choose the “Uninstall” option. 

Uninstall Twitch Through Files

You can also uninstall Twitch through finding the files. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1

    Twitch app uninstall windows desktop

    Right-click on the Twitch app and click the “Open file location” option. 

  2. Step 2

    Twitch files from Twitch app

    Double-click “UninstallTwitch.exe” to uninstall the Twitch app. 

How to Uninstall the Twitch App on MacOS

If you need to uninstall the Twitch app on your Mac, you will need to complete the following:

  1. Step 1

    Open your “Applications” folder and find the Twitch app icon. 

  2. Step 2

    Drag the icon into your trash. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • mobile

    If I Reinstall the Twitch App, WIll I Automatically Sign In?

    If you have previously uninstalled the Twitch app, you will not be automatically signed in if you reinstall the app. You will still need to put in your username and password as well as verify your account through 2FA.

  • desktop

    Is the Twitch App Better than the Browser?

    The Twitch app is typically faster than the browser platform. It is also easy to recognize on your toolbar if you minimize it and want to reopen it. The app has all the options that are available on the browser edition. 

  • wallet

    Is the Twitch App Free to Download?

    The Twitch app is completely free to download and use. Any subscriptions or bit donations on Twitch to streamers are optional, but not required to watch and enjoy streams. 

About the Author


Chris is a marketing major with a strong background in small business and influencer branding. He applies his knowledge of content and promotional strategies to design actionable advice for new and intermediate streamers. When he’s not busy crunching analytics, he can be found in the salt pits of League of Legends.

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