How to create a donation button on Twitch

Updated: 07/31/2022 by Computer Hope
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Those who stream on Twitch not only enjoy gaming for viewers, but would also like to make a part-time or full-time job out of it. Aside from Bits and subscriptions, streamers may also receive donations as a source of revenue. While services like Streamlabs and PayPal.Me create a donation link for you to paste on your page, a button is often more aesthetically pleasing and easier to use.

How to create a donation button on Twitch

  1. Before you can create a donation button, you need to set up a donation link. We suggest using Streamlabs or PayPal.Me.
  1. Once you've set up an account and obtained a link, log in to your Twitch account.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click your profile icon.

Profile icon

  1. Select Channel from the drop-down menu that appears.

Channel selector

  1. On the next screen, click the About selector.

Twitch About selector

  1. In the bottom-left section of the screen, toggle the Edit Panels option Edit panels toggle on to the on position.
  2. Scroll down and click in the large box with a plus sign in it.
  3. Click the Add a Text or Image Panel Add a Text or Image Panel button on Twitch. button.
  4. In the new panel that appears, you need to add a title (A), your donation link (B), and a description (C).

Twitch panel creation screen

  1. Click the Add Image option for your button (D). We used Nerd or Die to make ours.
  2. Once you've found your desired image, crop it (optional) and click the Done button.

Twitch donate button done

  1. When done, click the Twitch submit button button.

Upon refreshing the page, you see the newly-created donate button.