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How To Delete Your Twitch Account Following Recent Hack

Twitch has officially been hacked, so to keep your data safe, here's how to delete your account

By Kyle Knight

October 6, 2021

Twitch has officially been hacked, and although a spokesperson for the popular streaming platform has released a statement on the issue, fans are still racing to find out how they can delete their account and keep their data safe.

If you’re not willing to take any risks over the recent Twitch hack and breach of data, here’s how you can quickly and easily delete your account until the issue has been rectified by the site.

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How To Delete Your Twitch Account

Twitch users will find that there is no option to completely delete your account in your account settings, only a simple ‘disable account’ option. But fear not, as it is possible to delete your twitch account.

  • First, open up a web browser on your PC and head to www.twitch.tv and sign into your account.
  • Next, paste the following link into your web browser “https://www.twitch.tv/user/delete-account“.
  • From here simply select ‘Delete Account’ to permenantly delete your Twitch account.

Twitch Responds To Recent Hack

For those unaware, Twitch is currently experiencing a massive hack and breach of user data.

On Wednesday, October 6th, a 4chan post was created with a torrent link consisting of Twitch’s complete source code. It’s currently unclear how this will effect users and their personal data, but a representative for Twitch did release the following statement via their Twitter account:

“We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information is available. Thank you for bearing with us.”

For now, it’s best to reset your password and ensure all data such as PayPal and bank details aren’t connected to your account. Or to be extremely cautious, follow the steps above to completely remove your account.

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Kyle Knight
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Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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