Next May, a new stage will begin for Twitch. The company has made the decision to shut down the platform’s desktop application, so you can no longer use it to access it from your Windows or Mac computer.
The reason? According to the official press release, Twitch decided to say goodbye to the application after analyzing its use and the feedback received from users. The company assured that this would allow them to focus their efforts on other departments.
But thankfully, that doesn’t mean Twitch users won’t be able to enjoy all of their content from their computer, as they’ll still be able to access it through Twitch.tv in their browser.
When will the Twitch desktop app shut down?
Twitch will permanently shut down its platform’s desktop app April 30.
How to Uninstall the Twitch Desktop App
Now that the Twitch desktop app is coming to an end, it is recommended that you uninstall it. The company will stop updating it, which may endanger the security and privacy of your device. We explain how to remove it.
On Windows, you have several options, but one of the easiest is to go to the Control Panel. click on programsfollowed by Programs and Features. Click on the Twitch app and select uninstall. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
On Mac, you first need to locate the folder Apps. Once you find the Twitch app icon, drag it directly to the Trash or right-click and select Trash from the menu. Once you have emptied the Trash, the program will be deleted.
How do I use Twitch from the computer?
As we said, despite the fact that Twitch has decided to close its desktop application, you will still have access to the video platform from your computer, whether Windows or Mac. All you need to do is access Twitch.tv from your browser.
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