There is nothing more aesthetically pleasing than having your username color match with the general vibe of your name.
If your Twitch name is “redhotgamer” then having your name in any other color than red should be considered an offense to anyone that can read and has eyes.
To make sure that such vile acts against common aesthetic practices do not thrive, today we shall teach you how to change the color of your username on Twitch, so listen well and do not force us to call the fashion police on you!
Easy Methods for Changing Your Twitch Username Color
For some reason when it comes to the way you change the color of your username, Twitch keeps changing what buttons you need to press and where you need to go.
To clear up the confusion once and for all we will show you the 2 most up-to-date methods of changing your name color on Twitch!
1. Be in someone’s Twitch chat and make sure your username is visible by typing something. Click on your username so the following settings are visible.
2. Click on “Edit Chat Identity” and scroll down in the menu until you find the “Name Color” options. From here it is just a matter of selecting the color that you think suits you best, but remember, the fashion police are watching!
The menu has a couple of basic color options that should fit with whatever username you are rocking on Twitch. Just click on whatever you think works better and you can exit the menu as the color choice will be automatically updated in Twitch chat.
Unfortunately, if you feel like none of the color options offered in the menu work well for you, the only way to unlock more colors for your Twitch chat username is to purchase Twitch Turbo.
You can access this option by click “More colors” next to the default color choices and a prompt will take you to the Twitch Turbo purchase page.
Obviously, the extra colors are not the only perk the Turbo subscription offers (no more ads, anyone?), but if you really REALLY can’t stand any of the default colors Twitch has, then this might just be an extra reason to spend some money on looking good in Twitch chats!
If you hate going through menus and digging up settings there is an easy trick when it comes to the question of how to change Twitch name colors.
All you have to do is once again be in someone’s chat and type in “/color”. This will let you select the color you prefer from the default Twitch color options by typing it in.
Regularly you can just type in the color as “blue” or green” but you can also use the full command list to see what your options are (ex: Blue, BlueViolet, CadetBlue, Chocolate, Coral, DodgerBlue, Firebrick, GoldenRod, Green, HotPink, OrangeRed, Red, SeaGreen, SpringGreen, YellowGreen).
How to Change Your Twitch Name Color on Mobile
Using the same “/color” command in chat that we just mentioned above is the best (and only) way to change your username color on the Twitch app.
How to Make Twitch Name Glow
Back in the earlier days of Twitch, there was also a glowing new feature from the BetterTTV extension that literally made people’s usernames glow in chat (haHAA).
Unfortunately, the feature isn’t active anymore, so you can no longer get it for your name.
Anyways, congratulations gamers, now you know how to change the color of your username on Twitch – at least you do until they decide to change the way the settings work for the 58th time this past year.
And don’t forget “blue_smurf” means your username needs to be blue – or else… 🙂