everything you need to know about setting up twitch donations

Everything You Need To Know About Setting Up Twitch Donations

Adding A Donate Button On Twitch

By adding a donation panel or button to your Twitch channel, you provide a straightforward and easy to understand method of accepting donations. These buttons are one of the first things people see when they land on your channel. There are several different methods for accepting payments via a donation button. Some of them are discussed below.


Paypal is unquestionably the easiest and most popular method for accepting donations amongst Twitch streamers. Given how well known and widespread PayPal is, you can maximize the number of people able to donate. People are already willing to part ways with their money to support you, so it’s a good idea to make the process as simple and pain free as possible. If you want to enable donations on Twitch, follow these steps and you’ll have a donate button linked with PayPal in no time.

  1. Visit the PayPal website and log in using your account information. If you’ve never used PayPal before Sign Up.

    paypal log in

  2. Once logged in head over to the Pay & Get Paid from menu then select the More tab. Select Get Started under the Manage your PayPal.Me profile section.

    manage your payoal profile

  3. Once set up, you’ll need to make sure your profile status is set On. You’ll then be able to select the share button from the top right.

    how to enable your paypal.me profile

  4. Scroll down and find the Copy Link button.

    how to share your paypal link

  5. Now head over to your Twitch account and go to your channel page, by selecting your avatar from the top right and then Channel.
  6. Look for the Edit Panels toggle and enable it. Scroll down slightly and you should see a big grey coloured + button then Add a Text or Image Panel.

    add a new panel to your twitch channel button

  7. Give the panel a name by entering it into the Title text field.

    new twitch panel settings

  8. Select Add Image and upload a suitable panel graphic. You can find these panels for free or get them custom made.
  9. In the Image Links To field enter your Paypal.me link that you copied in step 4
  10. Once all the