Trying to grow your stream viewer by viewer is a lot of work and it can be disheartening to log on and realize that you’ve lost followers. In this article, we will explain how you can find out who unfollowed you on major live-streaming platforms. That being said, we urge you to not stress about losing a few followers. Instead, focus on your content and building your community of loyal viewers.
Twitch Unfollow Tracker: Who Unfollowed You On Twitch
StreamElixer performs a number of features that help you organize and promote your channel. The program will allow you to set up custom responses for your whispers or create custom commands. The software will show you who unfollowed or unsubscribed to you. It can also track who you have followed who hasn’t followed you back. This platform supports Twitch.
For a small monthly fee (after a 7-day trial), Unfollow will track several of your social media accounts (including Twitch and Mixer). It shows who has unfollowed you or individuals you have followed that haven’t followed you back.
What Should You Do About Losing Twitch Followers?
Don’t call people out for unfollowing. People are free to unfollow who they wish and move on to other channels. The only exception should be if someone who was extremely active with your community for a long period of time randomly leaves.
If you reach out to this person, be kind. Don’t accuse them of anything or act angry. Simply tell them that you valued their participation and ask for feedback on what caused them to unfollow. They could offer you some valuable insight on how to make your channel stronger.
Typical Reasons Why People Unfollow Your Twitch Channel
1. Follow-For-Follow Schemes
If you have participated in F4F schemes, you may be losing those followers. Many streamers fall into this trap hoping to be supported, but it never works. The only time we suggest using it at all is if you have met the other three metrics for Twitch Affiliate and only need followers.
Streamers who participate in Follow-for-follow groups don’t actually support each other’s channels. Instead of wasting your time with it, look to network with other streamers and grow your channels together. For other ways to grow your community, read our article, Get 10 Times the Viewers: Advanced Guide to More Followers.
2. Twitch Channel Decluttering
Sometimes people unfollow simply because they are decluttering their feed to focus more on the channels they love most. Don’t take this personally. Most of the people in this category will have watched you once or twice and truly don’t support your channel.
Do Follower Counts Matter on Twitch?
Follower counts don’t truly matter. Your viewer count does. Find out who supports your channel stream-to-stream and invest your time in them.
Engage with these people, play with your subscribers, invite them to your channel’s Discord server and get to know them. Great communities are built with true interaction and friendship. For more information about building a Discord Server, read our article, How to Create Your Stream Channel’s Discord Server.
Keep Your Content Entertaining
If you have a large viewership and suddenly lost several followers at once, take a closer look at your content. Many streamers go through periods of time where they are less inspired than usual.
Have you become complacent or lazy with your productions? Do you see the beginning signs that you may be burning out? Are you less cheerful in general while you stream? If so, take a look at our post, How Professional Streamers Manage Burnout for ideas on how you can regain your broadcasting passion.
Will People Unfollow If You Talk About Religion?
Most people won’t unfollow you on Twitch if you bring up your religion or talk about politics periodically. They are more likely to unfollow you if you become abrasive about it or put others down for what they believe.
Did you touch on topics that can be controversial? It is true that discussing religion, politics, sexuality, and other hot subjects may attract a lot of viewer interaction. It can also make people resentful and angry. If you have recently ranted about sensitive topics or have done something off-putting to some people, you may have lost followers to that.
How to Stop People From Unfollowing Your Twitch Channel
People will typically not leave your channel if you’re producing good content. Keep yourself out of drama and don’t insult your viewers. Take time to study your streams and brainstorm ideas to make them more entertaining.
Have you stopped progressing? Are most of your streams very similar with little or no variation or conversation? People may have started to lose interest. For help with this, read our guide, 10 Ways to Improve Your Stream’s Content.
Remember that change and moving on is normal for live-streams just as it is in everyday life. People find new interests or channels where they want to spend their time. Don’t take it to heart. Continue to provide valuable streams to the viewers who stick around.