How to Link PayPal Account to Twitch – Step-by-Step Easy Guide

Starting your Twitch streaming career begins not only with your streams but also with the financial help you and other non-profit organizations can get from it. PayPal is one of the money transfer platforms that are very trusted by many streamers. There is a way to link your PayPal account to Twitch, and it involves a couple of steps.

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You may start receiving donations from your viewers via panels in Twitch. However, your PayPal should be in a business account to start linking it. You may upgrade your PayPal personal account into a business account easily but you may also set up a separate business account.

PayPal Business Account

Linking your PayPal Donation to your account is easy. Here are the steps to get it done:

Step 1: Go to All tools in your PayPal Account

Make sure that you’re using a business account because some features that you’ll be using is not available in a personal account. In your business account home page, click the All Tools tab.

Step 2: Select PayPal Buttons

Look for the Paypal buttons, then select it to add payment buttons on your website and accept PayPal and major credit cards. After that, you will find the donate option, just click on it.

Step 3: Click on ‘Create new buttons’

PayPal has pre-set buttons. Select the Create new button link at the right side of the page. This will lead you to the Donations Page.

Step 4: Fill in your donation button preferences

On the Donations page, you’ll need to enter your organization name. You may notice that there’s a link to customize buttons. But apparently, Twitch doesn’t allow you to add HTML changes. So you may opt to click that and proceed with your preferred currency settings.

Keep in mind the most common currency your viewers have. After this, you will then have an option if you want a fixed amount of donation or any random amount from your viewers.

After that, you will enter your merchant name then proceed with step 2 and tick the checkbox to save the button in PayPal. The proceed Step 3 which is pertaining to your customer’s shipping address and their capability of sending you messages when donating.

Step 5: Create the donation link

Then the next one would be setting the landing page when your viewers cancel or finish donating money. Finally, click the create button. Now your button is ready but be mindful that you cannot use the HTML with Twitch and you will only use the link version.

Twitch Panels

Adding the donation button on Twitch is easy. Simply follow the instructions below to do so.

Step 1: Create your Donation panel on Twitch

Since you cannot add HTML stuff on Twitch, you will need to create an image of a button. There are a lot of apps where you can create customized buttons such as Canva, RelayThat or Nerdordie.

Step 2: Add your link in the button

As soon as you have your button image with you, you may now start adding the donation panel. You may do so by toggling the edit panel button then click the + sign.

Step 3: Add Twitch Donation button

Then select Add text/Image panel. Next would be the title panel. Then upload the image you made. Then on the image links to section, you may add the PayPal link that you had a while ago. Then add some description.

Final Thoughts

We hope these steps helped you setup your Twitch donation panel. May you have more viewers and donations as well. Share your experience in the comments down below.

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