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What Are Twitch Gifted Subs?

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Originally published Nov 14, 22, updated Mar 27, 24

Gifted subs are a way for you to support your favorite streamers on Twitch. By gifting a sub to another user, you are essentially paying for that user to have a subscription to the streamer's channel. There are three tiers of gifted subs, which correspond to the different levels you can have on Twitch.

In this article, we'll discuss what Twitch gifted subs are, how much they cost, and how the streamers get paid from the subscriptions.

In this article
  1. Part 1. How Much Do Gifted Subs Cost On Twitch?
    1. How Much Are 50 Gifted Subs On Twitch?
    2. How Much Are 100 Gifted Subs On Twitch?
  2. Part 2. How To Purchase Gift Subs On Twitch
  3. Part 3. Do Streamers Get Money from Gifted Subs?
    1. Do Streamers Prefer Donation Or Gifted Subs?
  4. FAQs
    1. Do Gifted Subs Auto Renew?
    2. How To Buy Twitch Subs Anonymously?
    3. Will People See If I Have Gifted Someone A Subscription?

Part 1. How Much Do Gifted Subs Cost On Twitch?

Since there are three tiers of Twitch gifted subs, each one has a different cost. Tier 1 costs $4.99 per month, tier 2 sub is $9.99, while tier 3 sub costs $24.99.

Note: Additional fees might be incurred if you live outside the USA.

When you gift a sub, the user gets access to all of the benefits that come with a paid subscription, including ad-free viewing, exclusive emotes, and chat privileges.

subscription tiers on twitch

When you purchase Gifted Subs on Twitch, there are options for buying 50 or 100 Gifted Subscription options which are also hoy choices for Twitch users. How much will they cost according to different tiers?

How Much Are 50 Gifted Subs On Twitch?

If you're looking to gift 50 subs on Twitch, it's going to cost you quite a bit of money. At the lowest tier, gifted subs are $4.99, which comes out to $249.50 per 50 subs.

If you are availing of the tier 2 subs, 50 gift subs will cost $499.50, and at the highest tier, you will pay a staggering $999 for 50 gifted subs with additional charges. This pricing plan is for the USA and may differ depending on the country where the purchase is made.

How Much Are 100 Gifted Subs On Twitch?

If you intend to buy 100 gifted Twitch subscriptions, it will cost you $9 for tier 1 gifted subs or $999 for tier 2 gifted subscriptions. For tier 3 subs, there is a limit of 40 gifted at one time, costing $999.60.

Note: The pricing is based on US estimates, and the costs may differ depending on the country of purchase.

Part 2. How To Purchase Gift Subs On Twitch

Here's a complete step-by-step guide to gift a Twitch sub and show your support for the streamer who is putting his hard work into the content:

Step1 Visit Twitch using a browser or launch its desktop app. Find the channel you want to gift the subs to and click the Gift a Sub button on the top right side of the screen.

Step2 A new window will pop up with two options: the gift to a specific user/viewer or the community where you can give up to 100 subs to a channel. You can also check the "Gift Anonymously" box.

gifting subs on twitch

Step3 To gift subs to the community, select the number of gifts between 1-100. You can also select which tier you want.

gifting subs to a community

If you've selected to gift subs to a specific user/viewer, select the tier you want and type the user/viewer name in the search box. Select the name and click "Gift a Subscription."

gifting subs to specific user

Step4 Now, you have to complete the purchase by adding a payment method. Once the checkout process is complete, the recipient will receive your subscription gift instantly.

completing the purchase

Part 3. Do Streamers Get Money from Gifted Subs?

Yes, streamers make money from the gifted subscriber, the same as they would from normal subs. Twitch charges 50% of the subscription charges if you are an affiliate, while for the Partners, it is 70%.

To make it more clear, let's understand it with an example. If someone gifts a sub for $24.99 (higher tier), as a streamer, you as a streamer will receive around $12.5 or 13, while Twitch will take the rest of the amount.

So, you might be wondering that if a streamer is only getting 50% of the subs fee, isn't it better to donate money to them? Well, offering gifted subscriptions helps build a community around the channel, and in turn, those who receive subscriptions are more likely to linger because they feel like they are now a part of that community.

Do Streamers Prefer Donation Or Gifted Subs?

There is some debate as to whether donations or gifted subs are more beneficial for streamers on Twitch. Donations provide a direct way for viewers to support their favorite streamer. In contrast, gifted subs allow for a more stable monthly income for streamers.

So which is better? Eventually, it depends on the preferences of the streamer. Some may prefer donations because they can make more money and use the funds to support their channel or to improve their stream quality. Others may prefer gifted subs because they provide a more consistent income.

Therefore, before making any decision to give a gift to a subscriber or a donation, make sure to ask the streamer what they want.


Do Gifted Subs Auto Renew?

Gifted subs do not auto renew and are not recurring charges. This means that if you gift a sub to someone, they will only have it for the month that you paid for. After that, it will expire, and you can renew it if you want.

How To Buy Twitch Subs Anonymously?

To purchase a Twitch gifted sub anonymously, simply click the "Gift Anonymously" option in the top right corner of the gift subscription purchase window.

Will People See If I Have Gifted Someone A Subscription?

An alert will be sent to chat at the time of the subscription notifying the streamer and your gift subscription receiver. If you want to gift without sharing your username, check the Gift Anonymously box at the top right of the pop-up window while choosing your s when purchasing gifted subs.


In this article, we've elucidated what Twitch gifted subs are, how much they cost, and how to purchase them. We also answered some frequently asked questions that users usually have in mind when it comes to purchasing gifted subscriptions.

By gifting a sub, viewers can help streamers reach their goals and continue to produce high-quality content. Hopefully, you liked this in-depth guide and now better understand how the gifted subs work.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown Mar 27, 24
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