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Streamlabs won’t connect to Twitter account: Quick Fix

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Online streaming has become quite popular as powerful PC hardware becomes more and more accessible. However, regardless of how powerful your hardware is, you do need good software to be able to stream correctly to the platform of your choice. This is where Streamlabs Desktop comes in to save the day.

The program is based on OBS, so if you were using OBS before, the switch wouldn’t take long both in terms of the configuration and daily use. That said, Streamlabs adds a few quality-of-life improvements that you don’t find in the vanilla version of OBS, including the ability to send a tweet every time you’re streaming automatically. 

In this article, we’re talking about the issues you can face when connecting Streamlabs to your Twitter account, the reasons behind it and what you can do to fix the problem.

What causes these issues?

There are a number of reasons why you might face connection issues with Twitter. Some common causes include:

  • Internet connectivity issues.
  • Twitter credentials are not right. 
  • Incorrect Twitter configurations.
  • Server issues with Twitter itself. 

Also read: How to fix Nvenc error in OBS?

3 ways to fix the issue

Here are three fixes you can try out. 

Restart the router

One of the first things you should do in these situations is restarting your router. Restarting internet devices can fix seemingly random issues that cause connectivity problems. Just turn off your router (and modem) and wait for at least 30 seconds before turning it back on again.

Check Twitter credentials

Next up, check to see if you’ve entered the correct Twitter credentials in your Streamlabs configuration and that you’ve actually authorised Streamlabs Desktop to be able to tweet on your behalf. These are important configurations as without these the program won’t have access to your Twitter account and hence, won’t be able to authorise or tweet when you go live. 

Check Twitter’s server status

Another important thing to note is whether or not Twitter is working fine. You might be able to stream but if everything’s set up correctly and Streamlabs can’t send out a tweet, there’s a chance that it might be an issue with Twitter itself. You can check this using Twitter’s server status page or using a third-party tool like Downdetector

Also read: How to fix Playfab network error in session?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: