The exclusivity of being first in any and every action we take has always been the coveted one.
We brag that we have been among the first ones to see this or that movie, the first ones who have visited this or that place, and so on.
Twitch is no exception. Here are the 3 best ways to earn Twitch Founder badge:
Twitch subscribers have been declaring themselves “first” ever since Twitch came into existence, with the Twitch founder badge.
Well, if a streamer offers interesting and great quality streams, as a subscriber you want others to know that you have been among the first subscribers and supporters.
It kind of means that you have discovered them yourself.
Twitch Founder Badge – Basics
The Twitch founder badge appears in your list of badges as the Twitch 1st badge.
It has been created as a form of support for new and rising channels on twitch in order to help them build their viewer base and promote the content.
It is truly an exclusive appearance as only a minority of subscribers gets the chance to receive it (more on that a bit later).
You can display it on your profile when you are chatting and both the streamer and other subscribers will have information about your exclusivity.
You can also decide to hide it on the settings and security section if you want to use any other badge you have earned, or the channel’s custom badge if it has one.
When you decide to put it back on, follow the same steps.
This exclusive bragging right does not come just from the fact that you said that you were amongst the first people who subscribed to a certain channel ever. Not everyone can get it, so why not flaunt it if you’ve got it, right?
How Do You Get a Founders Badge?
1. Subscribing by Yourself
To be able to even get a twitch founders badge, you will have to be among the first group of people who subscribed to a certain channel.
Streamers who reach the rank of affiliate get 10 founder badges to give out to the first ten subscribers of their channel.
This means that first 10 people who subscribe to your channel will automatically be rewarded with the founder badge.
When it comes to streamers with Partner status, they get 25 founder badges to give out.
When it so happens that an Affiliate streamer reaches a Partner rank, additional 15 badges will be at their disposal and will be automatically distributed to the next 15 subscribers.
Are there any conditions that you need to fulfill to become eligible for a twitch founders badge?
Aside from being among the first 10 or 25 subscribers to a channel, you need to have an active subscription to that channel for your badge to be displayed.
If you do not have an active subscription your badge will still be yours but it will be displayed once you re-subscribe to the particular channel.
You need to be a paid or prime subscriber to Partner channels or a prime subscriber to an Affiliate channel.
2. Receiving Gifted Subscription
Subscribing by yourself is one way of becoming eligible for the badge.
Another way is receiving the subscription (if it is among the first 10 or 25).
If you gift the subscription to somebody else you will not get the founder Twitch badge.
3. Getting the Founders Badge if the Previous Subscriber Gets Banned
There is actually a chance that you get the desired badge even if you were not in the first 10 people to subscribe to a streamer with Affiliate status or in the first 25 to subscribe to a verified Twitch Partner.
You can get the badge if a previous subscriber is banned from the site or if they have deleted their account.
The badges will automatically be given to the 11th or the 26th subscriber if only one subscriber dropped out (and so on if more of them get banned or delete accounts).
This will also require you to be very fast in subscribing since these drop-outs and deletions do not happen that often.
Losing Twitch Founder Badge
One of the questions that are the most common when it comes to twitch founder badges is “Can I lose a twitch founder badge?”
And the answer is ‘yes’ under these conditions:
- If you delete your account and subscribe with a new one.
- In case you get banned from the website.
- If the channel you subscribe to does not exist anymore.
If you have a subscription that is not active – i.e. you did not re-subscribe for a few months, your founder’s badge will still be yours but it will not be visible until you get your active status again.
Founder Badge Twitch Meaning
What does it mean to have a Twitch founder’s badge?
Will you have any additional boosts or benefits?
The only thing that you will have – the exclusive bragging rights that will not be based on your claims that you were the first.
In addition, you will have the satisfaction that you helped a new channel become more visible and grow faster.