Are you a content creator who wants to take your live streams to the next level? If so, then you need to start using OBS!
OBS is a powerful live streaming software that allows you to create professional-quality broadcasts easily.
One of the best features of OBS is its ability to integrate Twitch chat into your stream. This allows your viewers to communicate with each other in real-time while watching your broadcast.
Not only does this make for a more interactive experience, but it can also help increase viewer loyalty and keep them coming back for more. Here are 3 steps on how to add Twitch chat to OBS.
Step 1: Choose the Widget Type
1. Log into your Twitch channel, and go to your dashboard
2. Click on the “Widgets” tab
3. Pick the “Chat Box” widget
Step 2: Customize the Widget
1. Click on the “Edit” button next to the chosen widget
2. Give it a title, choose size, color, and position
3. Choose whether you want your chat to be embedded in your stream or not (from the “Behavior” section)
4. Save your settings
Step 3: Add Stream Chat to OBS
1. Click on the “Get Widget” button from the dashboard
2. Choose the “HTML” option and then click on the “Copy Code” button
3. Open OBS and click on the “+” button to add the source
4. Pick the “Browser” source to add the chat box overlay
5. Paste the widget URL into the “URL” box in this window
6. Confirm it with the “OK” button
How to Add a Popout Chat to OBS
1. Open OBS and go to the View tab, select “Custom Browser Docks,” and then “Chat”
2. Enter the Dock name and paste the URL below into the first empty box
3. Resize and position the stream chat window per your liking
In this article, I will show you how to add Twitch chat to OBS.
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Step-by-Step Guide on Adding Twitch Chat to OBS Studio
Before we get started, you will need to make sure that you have the following:
- A Twitch account
- OBS Studio installed on your computer
- The latest version of Java installed
Now that you have everything you need let’s get started!
How to Add Twitch Chat to OBS Step 1: Choose the Widget Type
The first thing you need to do is open Twitch, log into your Twitch channel, and go to your dashboard.
Once you are on your dashboard, look for the “Widgets” tab and click on it.
This will bring up a list of all the different types of widgets that you can add to your stream.
I will be using the “Chat Box” widget for this guide.
Step 2: Customize the Widget
Now that you have chosen the widget type, it’s time to adjust it to your liking.
To do this, click on the “Edit” button next to the widget.
This will bring up a new page with many different options that you can customize.
The first thing you need to do is give your widget a title.
For this example, I will be using “My Twitch Chat.”
After giving your widget a title, scroll down and look for the “Appearance” section.
In this section, you can customize your widget’s size, color, and position.
Once you are happy with how your widget looks, scroll down to the “Behavior” section.
Now, you will need to choose whether you want your chat to be embedded in your stream or not.
If you do not want your chat to be embedded, then you can leave the “Embed Chat” option disabled.
However, if you want your chat to be embedded, you will need to enable the “Embed Chat” option and choose a channel from the drop-down menu.
Don’t forget to click on the “Save Settings” button before proceeding to the next step.
Step 3: Add Stream Chat to OBS
Now that you have customized your widget, it’s time to add it to OBS.
To do this, go back to your dashboard and click on the “Get Widget” button.
This will bring up a new browser window with many different options that you can choose from.
For this guide, I will be using the “HTML” option.
Once you have chosen the “HTML” option, click on the “Copy Code” button.
Now, launch OBS and choose “Add source” by clicking the “+” button.
This will bring up a new window with a list of different types of sources that you can add to your stream.
For this guide, I will be using the “Browser” source to add the chat box overlay.
After you have added the new “Browser” source, a new window will pop up.
You will need to paste the widget URL that you copied earlier into the “URL” box in this window.
Once you have done that, click on the “OK” button.
You should now see your stream chat box and messages in OBS!
How to Add a Popout Chat
If you want to take your chat to the next level, you can add a popout chat.
A popout chat is a separate browser window that displays your stream chat.
This allows easier chat moderation while streaming.
To add the popout or popup chat, open OBS Studio and go to the View tab, select “Custom Browser Docks,” and then “Chat.”
Enter the Dock name and paste the URL below into the first empty box. Then click “Apply” and close the window.
The new chat window will appear on your screen. You can resize and position the stream chat window by clicking on the “X” button.
Twitch stream chat will be layered over the OBS Stream, allowing you to drag and resize it as you wish.
How to Add Streamlabs Chat Box
Unlike OBS Studio, SLOBS has its own chat feature that you can adjust to your liking.
For example, you can choose the font size to match your Twitch name and brand or add a transparent background so that the dockable window and messages are not blocking the gameplay on the screen.
If you are using Streamlabs OBS as a streaming service, once you have a made stream chat box widget, adding it to SLOBS is super simple.
The process is similar to the one described for the OBS Studio.
Just tap the “+” icon to add Twitch chat to SLOBS.
Then choose the Chat Box option, name the widget, choose “Add existing source,” and enter the URL link.
Move the Twitch chat overlay to position it, and type something in the Twitch chat box to test it out.
How to Add Facebook Gaming Chat
Facebook Gaming doesn’t feature a chat overlay, so you will have to use a plugin for OBS Studio to integrate the chat section.
The plugin that I recommend is the Streamlabs OBS Live plugin that works with Facebook Gaming and YouTube.
It is a free feature, with many other features like music controls, and installation is super easy.
Once it is installed, it will automatically pull the chat window, so you can just log in to your Facebook or YouTube account and start a live stream.
I hope that this guide was helpful and that you were able to add stream chat to OBS.
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below!
How Do I Put Twitch Chat On My Screen?
To put the chat on your screen, you will need to enable the “Embed Chat” option and choose a channel from the drop-down menu in the streaming service of your choice.
How Do I See Twitch Chat While Streaming?
If you want to see the chat while streaming, you can use the “Popout” option. This will open a separate window that displays your stream chat.
You can also use the “Chat Box” option in Streamlabs OBS to add the chat box overlay.
Just tap the “+” icon in the bottom right corner to add this feature.
What Is Twitch Chat Add-On OBS?
The chat add-on OBS is a plugin that allows you to integrate the chat section into your stream.
It is a free feature compatible with Facebook and YouTube gaming.