Creating a good title for your Twitch stream is a crucial step towards attracting more viewers, the title is one of the first things viewers notice when browsing for streamers to watch, so it’s important to stand out as much as possible!
It’s a good idea to change the title of a Twitch stream through the duration of a live stream, this keeps the title updated with the content currently being streamed, an example of this is when you change the game which is being played.
To change the title of your Twitch stream, find the Edit Stream Info quick action in your Creator Dashboard and replace the current title. You can do this even while you’re streaming.
This article provides you with the steps to make the change.
Changing the Title of a Twitch Stream from the Creator Dashboard
For these instructions, we’ll focus on making the title change in Twitch directly. While streaming software like Streamlabs allows you to change the title, your change will go live faster if you’re making it from within Twitch.
- Go to Twitch.tv in a browser, and if you’re not already signed in, then sign into your account.
- From the Twitch.tv general home page, click on your avatar picture in the upper right corner of the screen.
- You’ll see a drop-down menu of options appear below your avatar. Click on Creator Dashboard, which will take you to the Creative Dashboard home page for your account.
- On the left side of the screen, you’ll see a Home header confirming your location. Directly underneath it is a header for Creative Dashboard, and under that header is a list of navigation options. Click on Stream Manager
- The Stream Manager is split into multiple section columns. Look for the Quick Actions section on the far right side of the screen. Underneath the Quick Actions header are several colored boxes that indicate actions you can take here. Click on Edit Stream Info.
- If you don’t see Edit Stream Info there, you might’ve disabled it after setting up your stream. Click the plus button to pull up the Add Quick Actions pop-up. This pop-up is split into rows; in the first row for Manage Your Stream, find Edit Stream Information and click the Add button below it. Close the pop-up and go back to the start of step 5.
- If you don’t see Quick Actions, you might’ve removed it during a previous session – the Stream Manager allows you to configure the layout of this page. Find Stream Manager in the upper left of your screen, open the drop-down menu, and select Reset To Default. Then click the Save button that appears above the Activity Feed and go back to the start of step 5.
- The Edit Stream Info pop-up is now front and center on your screen. The first option is Title, which displays your current title in the editable field. Delete it and input a new title of up to 140 characters in length. If you need to change your Go Live Notification to match the theme of your new title, you can do that from here as well.
- After you’ve made the change, click the purple Done button at the bottom of the Edit Stream Info pop-up. You should get a green confirmation box with the message “Stream Information Updated Successfully.” Your new title should be displayed at the bottom of the Stream Preview section.
Changing the Title of a Twitch Stream as a Moderator
Moderators can also change the title of a Twitch stream (ideally only at the streamer’s request). You won’t have access to the Creator Dashboard for the streamer’s account, but Twitch provides an alternate method for you to change the title.
- Find the Sword icon at the bottom of the chat and click it.
- Look for the current stream title underneath the stream and click the pencil icon next to it.
- A pop-up called Broadcast Options should now be front and center. You’ll see the current title in the editable field at the top of this pop-up, where you can enter a new title of up to 140 characters. When you’re finished, click Done at the bottom of the pop-up. The title is now changed.