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How To Cancel a Twitch Subscription on Computer and Mobile

Ashley Ferraro, Product
Apr 4, 2024
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Manage Your Subscription Payments With Virtual Cards

Boasting over 7.30 million monthly broadcasters and 2.58 million average concurrent viewers, Twitch is one of the most popular live-streaming platforms for gamers, content creators, and viewers. Twitch users can access many different types of content including gaming, music, talk shows, and creative arts. Paid subscribers can enjoy additional benefits like ad-free viewing, exclusive emotes, and chat badges.

If you decide to take a break from streaming or explore another platform, you might choose to cancel your subscription. This detailed guide will outline the instructions on how to cancel a Twitch subscription on your computer or mobile device. It'll also provide tips on how to manage your subscriptions and limit overcharges.

The content in this article was sourced in January 2024. Please visit the official Twitch website or contact customer support for updates.

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How To Cancel a Twitch Subscription on a Computer

To cancel your Twitch subscription on a computer, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your Twitch account on your computer browser.
  2. Navigate to your Subscriptions Management Page.
  3. Locate the Twitch subscription from the list.
  4. Click the cog wheel icon on the upper right corner of the subscription.
  5. Select Don't Renew Subscription.
  6. Provide a reason for the cancellation on the next page.
  7. Click Don't Renew Subscription, and confirm your decision.

After successful cancellation, your subscription will now have a Sub End Date. This means that you will continue to enjoy the benefits of your current subscription until the indicated date. After this date, your subscription will expire, benefits will end, and you will no longer get charged.

How To Cancel a Twitch Subscription on a Mobile Device

If you subscribed to Twitch using your mobile device (iOS or Android), you can discontinue your membership through the Twitch mobile app or the platform-specific app store. To cancel your Twitch subscription through the mobile app, take the following steps:

  1. Open the Twitch mobile app on your device.
  2. Tap your profile picture in the top left-hand corner of the app.
  3. Select Subscriptions from the drop-down menu.
  4. Tap on the Twitch subscription you want to cancel
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

You can also cancel your Twitch subscription through the platform-specific app store—Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Refer to the table below for the steps to follow on each app store:

On the Apple App Store On the Google Play Store
  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

  2. Tap your name.

  3. Select Subscriptions.

  4. Tap Edit next to the Twitch subscription.

  5. Tap Cancel Subscription.

  6. Follow the prompts to confirm your decision.

  1. Open the Google Play Store app on your Android device.

  2. Tap your profile picture in the top right corner.

  3. Select Subscriptions from the drop-down menu.

  4. Find your Twitch subscription.

  5. Tap Cancel Subscription.

  6. Follow the prompts to complete the cancellation.

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How Virtual Cards Can Help You Manage Subscription Fees Effortlessly

While canceling a Twitch subscription is easy, some companies may make the cancellation process difficult on purpose. To keep you subscribed for longer and prolong your payments, they may resort to various sneaky tactics—from keeping you on hold for long hours and using guilting language in their online cancellation funnel to requiring handwritten letters and in-person visits. 

If you fail to pay close attention to the cancellation instructions, you could miss a step and get charged for another month or year of services you don't want. In some cases, you may take all the required steps and still incur charges due to an honest error or technical mishap.

To protect your bank account against excessive charges, you can use a virtual card from Privacy to pay for subscriptions, be it another streaming platform like Xbox Game Pass, PlayStation Plus, and Apple TV, or an everyday tool like Adobe, NordVPN, and Dropbox.

Linked to a real funding source, a virtual card masks your real financial info with random card numbers at checkout, adding a protective layer around your online transactions. A comprehensive virtual card provider like Privacy also offers robust card settings to help you limit how much a company can charge you for their services.

Privacy Virtual Cards—Your Effective Shield Against Overcharges

After providing your bank account or debit card information to Privacy, you can create multiple virtual cards for one-time transactions and recurring subscriptions such as LA Fitness, Philo, Tinder Gold, and the New York Times. Learn about the two types of Privacy Virtual Cards in the table below:

Type of Privacy Virtual Card How It Works  What You Can Use It For
Single-Use It closes automatically a few minutes after you complete your first transaction. You can use it for one-time transactions with vendors whose credibility you're unsure of and for purchases on websites you don't plan on visiting again.
Merchant-Locked It "locks" to the first vendor you transact it with, and you can use it repeatedly at that same merchant. You can use it to shop on your go-to websites and for recurring payments like subscriptions

You can also close or pause your Privacy Cards and set spending limits on them without affecting the linked funding source. Learn below how these features give you more financial control over your subscription payments: 

  • Card pausing/closing—When you decide to stop a subscription, pause or close the card you used to pay for it to avoid further charges. Privacy will decline all charge attempts on the card, allowing you to focus on the company's cancellation process without the fear of unexpected charges in the meantime.
  • Spending limits—By setting a spending limit on the said card, you can ensure that the merchant can't intentionally or accidentally charge you more than you've agreed. Privacy will block any transaction that surpasses your preset limit.
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Enjoy Fast and Seamless Payments With Privacy

Privacy benefits don't end at security and financial control—you can also make your shopping experience more convenient thanks to the following features:

  • Browser extension—The Privacy Browser Extension, available for Firefox, Safari, Edge, and Chrome, autofills your virtual card details at checkout so you don't have to type them in manually. iPhone and iPad users can also enjoy efficient payments with the Safari iOS extension. 
  • Mobile app—By installing the Privacy mobile app, available for Android and iOS, you can create new cards and manage existing ones on the go. You can enable push notifications to receive to-the-minute notifications when one of your cards is used or declined. 

How To Get Started With Privacy

To become a Privacy user, you only need to take these four steps:

  1. Register
  2. Provide the information needed to verify your identity
  3. Add a funding source—debit card or bank account
  4. Request and generate virtual cards

Privacy's Personal plan, which is free for domestic transactions, includes 12 virtual cards per month and benefits such as:

  • Access to the Privacy browser extension and mobile app
  • Card pausing and closing feature
  • Ability to set spending limits

You can upgrade to Pro ($10/month) or Premium ($25/month) if you want more virtual cards (up to 60 cards with Premium) and features such as:

  • Fee-free international transactions
  • Priority support
  • Dedicated account management
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