Guide: Stream Widgets
Updated: Nov 25, 2021
This section outlines apps used for enhancing your stream. These are optional, but are ridiculously fun, and a great way to customise and brand your stream.
You'll control your settings and widgets from the website you choose. It's recommended to stick to just one so things don't get confusing, but there's nothing wrong with mixing and matching widgets. Most will supply with you with a tip jar link, so be sure to check your settings to connect your payout method, and be sure to have this link easy to find on your stream page!
This guide will go over some of StreamElement's best features, what they're used for, and how to install them on your stream.
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★Alert Box: This pops up a message on screen when you get a new follower, subscriber, donator etc! It's a great way to thank people immediately when they support the stream. Highly recommended!
Chatbox: A preview of your Twitch chat, so the chat will be recorded on screen, and people have added context for your responses.
Donation/Bit Goal: If you're working towards paying something off or raising money, a dono bar is a great way to encourage donations and show off your progress
Bit Boss: The highest donator will get their username on screen with a health bar. Any additional donations or cheers will slowly chip away their health. The person to give the knockout blow gets to be the new boss!
Event List: A streamlabs widget that shows the latest few events (follows, subs, hosts etc) in a neat little list on screen.
Streamlabels: A download that stores loads of stream information (last follower, subscriber, donator, top donations, recent events, donation goals, user trains and more) as text files on your computer. This lets you display information as a text source in OBS like so! This may have a different name depending on which service you use.
Bit Cup: The cup is a glass jar that appears on screen, and whenever someone follows/subscribes/donates etc, that will be visualised by a coin or bit falling into the cup on screen. Higher values of donations and cheers are physically heavier, and will “dunk” the lighter pieces out of the cup, creating fun explosions on screen.