How To Write A Twitch Bio
A Twitch bio needs to be simple and short as the room is limited to 150 characters. Found easily on mobile, a Twitch bio is the first-step into somebody finding out about you. For new streamers, make sure you say who you are, what you like and when you stream, eventually it can be whatever you want. Most bios will be read AFTER the viewers has started watching your stream, so it should be used as a quick way to show additional information about who you are, what you commonly play when you stream and why you do.
Who are you?
The first question is… Are you a person or a brand?
- What is your name (if you want to give your real name)
- Where do you live?
- What do you do?
Example: Twitch bio — “my name is Mark and my first memory was learning the alphabet from micky mouse on the Amiga” (true story)
What do you play?
Let potential viewers know if you are a one-game streamer? A variety streamer? Or you bounce between games in a particular genre?
Example Twitch bio — “Diamond Level League of Legends Streamer, every day 8PM GMT”
When do you stream?
Simply, when can potential viewers expect to see your stream? Are you stream Saturday mornings only? Every single day (you workaholic!) or just at 1AM when you can’t sleep?
Example Twitch bio — “Weekend-only stream because in IRL I am a crimefighting zookeeper”
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What will attract people into your stream? How do you get them to click as they browse through all the different thumbnails!
- Example of a stream based around a competitive stream — “Grinding my way to master level #noragequits”
- Example of a stream based around your sense of humour — “I quote all your favourite vines every day”
- Example of a chill stream “slow and steady chill vibes”
Always customise these based on your personality and your stream. You want people to know what to expect from those 150 characters.
Based on Twitch taking a tiny screenshot of what you are streaming, your thumbnail will be heavily influenced by the design your page, whether you’ve got a webcam or not (depending on what the viewer wants to see).
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