Twitch Sub Badge Sizes & Guidelines: Everything You Need To Know

Everything you need to know about Twitch sub badge sizes.

Are you looking to add some awesome-looking Twitch subscribers badges to reward your loyal fans but not sure what the right sizes are for your Twitch sub badges?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help.

In this article, we’re going to tell you what sizes your Twitch subscriber badges should be and also answer a few other common questions around Twitch sub badges.

Let’s jump in.

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Twitch Subscriber Badge Sizes

The ideal Twitch Subscriber Badge sizes are the following:

  • 18 x 18 pixels
  • 36 x 36 pixels
  • 72 x 72 pixels

Twitch requires you to upload your Twitch subscriber badges in all three size variations.

Twitch Subscriber Badge sizes image

Also, when you’re creating your Twitch sub badges, keep the following in mind:

  • The aspect ratio for each sub badge design must be 1:1 (perfect square)
  • You must upload the sub badges as PNGs
  • They must have a transparent background
  • The maximum file size per sub badge is 25 KB
  • Keep the image and content of your sub badges within Twitch’s guidelines to ensure they’re accepted when you upload them

Remember to be able to add Twitch subscriber badges to your channel you need to be either a Twitch affiliate or Twitch partner!

And that’s it! If you follow those size and formatting guidelines you should be able to upload your Twitch sub badges with no problems.

What are Twitch subscriber badges?

Since you’re here it’s very likely you already know what a Twitch subscriber badge is. However, just in case you don’t know here’s a quick explanation for you…

Twitch sub badges are icons that appear next to the Twitch user names in your stream chat. Their main purpose is to identify the users that are part of your community, and also it highlight the users that have subscription privileges in your chat.

Here’s an example of custom Twitch subscriber badges from streamer Eagle Garrett:

Eagle Garrett’s Twitch subscriber badges

Why should you add Twitch sub badges to your channel?

Why should you bother adding custom Twitch sub badges for your subscribers? That’s a good question, with a few answers.

  • It’s a good incentive to get viewers of your channel to subscribe and support the work you’re doing
  • You’re able to reward loyal subscribers who have been with you for a long period of time!
  • It gives loyal subscribers status in your channel and makes them feel like a valued part of the community
  • You get to be creative and create sub badges that actually have significance for you and your subscribers – which helps build engagement and fun on your channel

Who can get Twitch subscriber badges?

If you’re a Twitch partner or affiliate you can add custom subscriber badges to your channel to encourage people to subscribe (so they can access them).

You can also add additional sub badges to reward specific subscribers e.g.:

  • Founder badges
  • Moderator badges
  • VIP badges

What makes a good Twitch subscriber badge?

This is somewhat subjective! It all depends on your own personal preferences really but most good subscriber badges have a few commonalities.

Rubius’s Twitch subscriber badges

Twitch emotes are probably more important to get people to subscribe to your channel but subscriber badges are still an important part of the subscriber experience.

Here are the boxes a good Twitch subscriber badge normally ticks:

  • It’s relevant to you and your community, channel, and brand
  • It’s easy to see and comprehend
  • It’s unique to your channel
  • It keeps to the humor or comments you regularly see with your Twitch community

A great idea is to actually ask your Twitch community what custom subscriber badges they would like to see. This has multiple benefits of giving your more ideas and also making everyone in your community feel part of it.

Where and how to get good Twitch subcriber badges?

If you plan to make your own Twitch sub badges you can use software like Pixlr or Photoshop. We’ve put some videos below that show how to create sub badges with those programs.

You can also use an online design tool. We covered the best options for that in our Twitch Sub Badge Makers article. So check that out if you’re interested.

Two of our favorites from that article are Canva and EmotesCreator.

Alternatively, you can hire a designer from a site like Fiverr or buy premade Twitch sub badges designs and packs. Here are some sites to get the best Twitch sub badges:

Create free Twitch subscriber badges using Pixlr:

Using Pixlr to create sub badges

If you want to use Photoshop to create your Twitch subscriber badges here’s a good video showing you how:

Creating sub badges in Photoshop

How to add Twitch subcriber badges to your channel

If you’re not sure how to add Twitch subscriber badges to your channel, here’s a quick run-through:

Adding sub badges to Twitch

Examples of some awesome custom Twitch subscriber badges:

Here are some examples of custom Twitch subscriber badges from some of the biggest streamers on the platform, for your inspiration:


Ninja’s Twitch sub badges


TimTheTatman’s Twitch sub badges


Myth’s Twitch sub badges


SypherPK’s Twitch sub badges


AlanZoka’s Twitch sub badges

Final thoughts

So, that’s everything you need to know about ensuring your Twitch subscriber badges are the correct size and format – so you can add them to your channel with no problems.

Enjoy creating! Oh, and if you have any questions, comments, or have extra advice around Twitch sub badges, leave a comment below!

Written by Sam McCraw

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