Twitch has gotten a big momentum among its users globally and the streaming platform continues to attract millions of streamers worldwide.
There is a number of streaming software that can be used to broadcast your live streams directly to Twitch in few clicks but one thing you often require is a Twitch stream key.
This stream key can also be called API keys that allow the streaming software to understand where it should send your live streams to.
If you’re creating a Twitch channel, you’ll definitely require one, and the majority of the popular streaming apps out there require that you first enter your API key first even before you click on the record button.
Popular games now include integration with Twitch that allows you to easily stream to the system with your connected account.
With that, you get access to things like new game modes and features that you may never have access to initially until you link your accounts using the Twitch stream key.
However, this is a private credential much like your password since it’s a bridge that connects your Twitch account with the third-party streaming software you’re using.
Anyway, below is a simple guide on how to locate your Twitch stream key in just five easy steps.
Where is my Twitch Stream Key?
1. First thing is to head to your Twitch account via your web browser – Google Chrome or Safari browser, it doesn’t matter.
2. Next is to click on your profile avatar which can be found at the top right corner of the header section of Twitch.
3. After clicking, there should be a drop-down that shows a list of options. What you’re seeking is called “Creator Dashboard” right beneath “video producer”;
3. Now on the Creator Dashboard page is where you can do the magic by first clicking on the gear icon on the left side of the screen which has the label “Preference”. Then a dropdown opens with two options. Click on “Channel”
5. From the new interface, you’ll find a list of options and one of them is called “Primary Stream Key” which is located within the Stream Key & Preference page.
There is a simple “Copy” button right beside to automatically copy to clipboard and then that’s all.
If you feel your Stream key is exposed or you just want to change it, you can simply click on the “Reset” button next to the “Copy” button and that will reset the Stream Key which you’ll need to update across the third-party channels where it’s being used.