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January 19, 2022

How to Reset Your Twitch Stream Key

How to reset your stream key and make sure Streamlabs Desktop stays connected


If you’re a live streamer on Twitch, then you know that running into an issue with your account is never fun. In some cases, you may even need to reset your stream key. In this article, we’ll cover how to do that and how to make sure your broadcasting software like Streamlabs Desktop stays connected to your account. 

How to Reset Your Stream Key on Twitch

Please note: It is always a good idea to make a copy of your old stream key before proceeding with this process.

Step 1: Click your profile icon

Step 2: Click on the Creator Dashboard

Step 3: On the navigation on the left, click on “Settings” and then click on “Stream.”

Step 4: Click “Reset” next to your stream key.

How to Update Stream Key in Streamlabs Desktop

After updating your stream key, broadcasting software like Streamlabs Desktop will lose access to Twitch’s API. To reconnect Streamlabs Desktop to Twitch:

Step 1: Log out of Streamlabs Desktop

Step 2: Log back in

Doing this will allow Streamlabs to fetch your new stream key when going live.


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