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What are Gifted Subs on Twitch? – Complete Guide

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Subscriptions are one of the best ways you can support a streamer. Not only do they get some income from your sub, but enough subs also allow them to add additional emotes to their channel which can entice other people to support their channel. If you are already subscribed but want to find another way to support your favorite streamer, you can give subs to other members of their community.

What Are Twitch Gifted Subs?

Gifted subs are a form of currency on Twitch that have a real-world, monetary value. Viewers “gift subs” to their favorite streamers as a means of showing their appreciation and encouraging new viewers to become part of the community. These given subs are the same as normal subs, meaning those that receive them will earn access to emotes and the ability to interact on chat during “sub only” mode. These gifted subs come in tier 1, 2, or 3.

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How Much Do Gifted Subs Cost on Twitch?

Twitch gifted subs cost the same amount as regular subs on Twitch, with Tier 1 subs costing $4.99 USD. There are no discounts for multiple orders, meaning that if you were to buy 10 gifted subs, you would be paying $49.90 USD. The cost of giving a tier 2 sub is $9.99, while the cost of giving a tier 3 sub is $24.99. Keep in mind that if you’re outside of the US, you might have to pay additional fees as well.

How to Gift Subs on Twitch

Here is how you can purchase gifted subs for your friends or the stream’s community:

  1. Step 1

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    Go to the top right-hand side of the screen and press the “Subscribe” button. If you have already subscribed to the channel, it will be turned into a “Gift a Sub” button.

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    If you aren’t subscribed, scroll down to the “Gift a Sub” button and click it.

  3. Step 3

    If you want to give the gift anonymously, check the box in the upper right-hand corner. 

  4. Step 4

    Choose between gifting to random people in the community or to a specific viewer.

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    When gifting randomly, choose the number of gifts you want to send (you may give between 1-100). You can also choose which tier you would like to give. 

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    If you choose to give a subscription to someone specifically, you will need to choose which tier you want to give, then type their name in the search box.

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    Select the correct name from the list, then press the “Gift a Subscription” button in the lower right-hand corner. 

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    Complete the purchase on the final page. If you haven’t linked a way to pay in the past, you will need to set that up now.

    Do Streamers Make Money from Gifted Subs?

    Yes, streamers get the same amount of money from sponsored subs as they would from normal subs to their channel. For Twitch affiliates this is 50% of the cost of the sub. For Twitch Partners it is 70%. For example, if someone gave a sub for $9.99, the streamer would receive roughly $5 and Twitch will keep the remainder of the fee.

    How Much are 50 Gifted Subs on Twitch?

    To gift 50 subs you will need to pay $249.50 for each Twitch account that has a tier 1 sub. If they are all tier 2 subs it 50 gift subs will cost $499.50 in total. 50 gifted tiers 3 subs will set you back $999.60 plus any additional fees that may be incurred. These prices are based on US figures and may vary from country to country.

    How Much are 100 Gifted Subs on Twitch?

    If you really plan on spending bit 100 gifted tier 1 subs on Twitch will cost you 9.00. If they are 100 gifted tier 2 subs that will increase to $999.00. For tier 3 subs there is a cap and the most you can gift at one time is 40 which will cost you $999.60. The pricing below is based on US estimates, and the costs may differ depending on the country they are bought in.

How to Buy Twitch Subs Anonymously  

Some people want to support the streamer but don’t like extra attention, so they give out subscriptions anonymously. To purchase a Twitch gift sub anonymously simply click the “gift anonymously” option in the upper right corner of the gift sub purchase window.

Often mods or stream regulars give subs to active people in the chat but will do so anonymously so that it doesn’t look like they are picking favorites. 

How to Receive Gifted Subs on Twitch

You can receive gifted subs randomly by watching and following channels. If you follow channels, you will occasionally get gifts even if you aren’t actively watching the stream. If you want to just collect channel subscriptions, here are a few things you can do:

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  • Follow channels that generate a lot of hype
  • Follow popular streamers
  • Be active and supportive


Gift subs are a good way to help a streamer’s community grow and create hype that could generate other subs or people donating bits. If enough people sub or donate within a certain amount of time, you could start a hype train. 

About the Author


Eljayem_, is a Twitch Partner with a background in video production. He is passionate about combining his love for video with community building. He’s been playing video games since he was old enough to steal his Brothers GameBoy Colour, copy of Pokemon Blue, and accidentally waste his Master Ball on a Dratini.

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