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How To Check How Long You’ve Been Following Someone On Twitch

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Have you ever wondered how long you have followed a streamer after they have grown even more popular?

After being a member of a community for a while, it is often nice to look back to determine how long you have followed a channel on Twitch. This post will go over a few ways you can determine the date you followed any channel on Twitch for bragging rights or otherwise.

Twitch Followage Tool 

The Twitch Center follow date tool is a great tool that you can use to check the date you started following any channel on Twitch. It is quick and simple to use and can be done in two easy steps:

  1. Step 1

    Go to the follow date tool, and you will see some text describing how the data is collected, and two text boxes to be filled.

  2. Step 2

    The next step is to simply put the username of your account in the box on the left and the username of any channel you’re trying to find the following date from on the right.

    Follow Date

    This can also be done if you’re curious about how long another user has been following a specific channel by replacing your username with theirs in the box on the left. It is important to make sure there are no spelling errors when filling these boxes, and it is often best to copy and paste usernames if possible.

    There is an alternative method that some channels may have activated through Streamlabs, which will allow you to check your follow date with a command in the chatbox. By default, this command is !followage, and you will get a chat response from the Streamlabs bot with how long ago you followed. This can also be used to check somebody else’s follow date by typing “!followage username”.

How to See Which Twitch Channels You Follow

When you visit Twitch, if your account is logged in, you will see a list of channels you follow in a panel on the left side of your screen. This will list the channels that are live at the top and then continue listing the offline ones underneath, starting with the ones from which you have missed the most content and moving down to the least. 

That is one way of checking a list of accounts you follow. Otherwise, you can click on the following button at the top left corner of the site.

Twitch Following

Then select Channels, and it will list all the channels you follow, with the most recently followed at the top and the least recent at the bottom.

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Twitch Follow Notifications

Twitch sends out notifications when a followed channel goes live in one 3 different ways. The streamer is able to write a go-live message which can be used as a way to give information about what people can expect from the stream and to try and draw people in to watch. If a person is already on Twitch, whether on mobile or desktop, they will get a little popup saying who went live and a button they can click to move to that channel.

If you are not currently watching Twitch, the next thing they will do is send a push notification to your phone if you have your mobile connected to Twitch and push notifications on.

Lastly, if neither of those options is available, the go-live notification will be emailed to the followers, who will receive a link to the channel.

If you are not receiving go-live notifications, this may be because you have opted out of notifications for that channel or have the Twitch app’s notification turned off.

On Mobile

To enable the Twitch app’s notification, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1

    Open Twitch and click on your profile’s icon.

  2. Step 2

    Twitch notifications

    Tap on Notifications.

  3. Step 3

    enable notifications

    Enable notifications.

To enable push notifications from a Twitch channel, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1

    Go to the Twitch channel’s stream.

  2. Step 2


    Look for the bell icon and make sure it’s enabled.

On Desktop

To enable push notifications from a Twitch channel, follow these steps:

  1. Step 1

    Go to the channel’s page.

  2. Step 2

    Turn notifications on

    Look for the bell icon.

  3. Step 3

    Turn notifications on.

If you would prefer to get your notifications in a specific way, you can go into your notification settings on Twitch, opt out of smart notifications, and turn on the specific notifications that you would like. That way, if you prefer to push mobile notifications, you can have it set that they will be your default.


Frequently Asked Questions

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    How Long Have I Been on Twitch?

    Checking how old your Twitch account is is not quite as simple as a process. Any moderators or streamers in a channel are able to click on your account name and check the creation date, which will be shown next to a birthday cake icon on their profile. Obviously, this is not the most reliable way to find out, as moderators and streamers are often too busy to have time to help. 


    However, if you have the “better twitch tv (BTTV)” extension installed on your browser, you can check the account creation date by clicking on a name in chat and looking for that same birthday cake icon. 

    You can also check how long you’ve been on Twitch through a third-party program. You can use one of the following to view when your account (or anyone else’s account) was created:

    Enter the Twitch username and check the date it was created.

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    How to Check a Streamers Follower Count? 

    SullyGnome is a great source of statistical analysis of Twitch. It can be used to look at how a specific game is doing and how a channel is doing. SullyGnome also has information about what games are currently trending.

    To check a streamer’s follower count, you can head to SullyGnome, and in the top right search box on the site, you can put in the name of the streamer on who you would like information. This will take you to a page with a quick channel summary at the top, followed by a huge amount of analysis and statistics. The follow count can be seen at the top of the page underneath the channel’s display photo.

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    Is There a Limit to Amount of Channels You Can Follow on Twitch?

    There is a limit to how many channels you are able to follow on Twitch. Once you hit 2000 followed channels, you will have to start unfollowing channels to follow any new ones.

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    How Following a Channel Helps a Twitch Streamer

    Following a Twitch channel helps support the streamer in a number of different ways. For small channels just starting out, one of the criteria for reaching Twitch affiliate status is to have at least 50 followers. Higher follow counts also look great for a streamer who is going after sponsorships or looking to get themselves partnered once they reach higher follower counts. 

    Following a channel gives people an easy way to see when their favorite channels are live by giving them a go-live notification and also by sending them an email if they opt into email notifications. It is a fantastic freeway where you can support people and help them to grow.


Today, there are several tools that can help you see different stats of a Twitch channel. Hopefully, you can use the ones we’ve mentioned in this article to view Twitch followage.

About the Author


Zac is a part-time tech blogger. He’s an avid gamer with a taste for old-school RPG’s and Indie Sandbox games. He excels at theory crafting and finding new ways to enjoy a well-loved game.

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