Sub Goal Overlay – How to Add It to Your Twitch Stream

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Having a sub-goal is generally a great thing, but having that as a widget on the display will encourage not only you to keep going towards the achievement, but also inspire people to subscribe and support you.

A follower goal overlay and a progress bar are pretty easy to find and set up, so let’s see what steps you need to take for having a great sub goal overlay.

Setting Up Sub Goal

The main thing that you need to do before setting your Twitch sub-goals pop-up window, is to deal with the settings with the Stream Manager on your Twitch account.

So, let’s see the steps you need to take in order to set your subscriber goals.

  • Firstly, you need to sign in to your account.
  • Now, go to your profile avatar that’s on the top right corner of the screen, and then go to the Creator Dashboard
  • In there, you will see a hamburger icon, and that’s what you should click on, select the Stream Manager option
  • In the manager, there will be a section called Manage Golas, and you should click on that
  • In there, you will be able to choose between a few different goal types, so set the goal type to be the number of followers or subscribers as the goal, and if you want, you can put in an optional description for the goal
  • Once you set those follower goals, to start your subscription goal, you’ll have to scroll down, and in the Browser Source section, just copy the link of the browser source
  • Finally, click on the Start Goal button, and the challenge will start

These steps that you do on Twitch are quite easy, but to have a goal widget, you will need to set things in your visual settings, and of course, find an overlay that you like and set it in your streaming software.

But, before you start with that, make sure that you’re being realistic when it comes to your new sub-goals.

When you create a realistic goal, not only can you achieve it more quickly, but your community will be more likely to support your new goal when they see that while you do need more subscribers, you don’t need way more.

After reaching your first short-term sub-goal and seeing it unfold in real-time, you should definitely set events focusing on more subscribers and increasing your goal amount.

Of course, you can stop with this if you’re satisfied after a certain number, but it will help with the advertising of your channel and it could also give you way more ideas for the future.

Obviously, more subs will bring more money and more traction to each stream, so it’s not bad to think about that and adjust.

Adding Sub Goal Overlay in OBS

Sub Goal Overlay

The sub-goal widget will help you manage goals that you have, and it needs to be set through your streaming software.

Since OBS is the most popular one, I will first go through the steps for setting everything up in OBS.

Even if you use something else, it is very likely that things function quite similarly, so you can probably work it out by using the steps below.

If you are using SLOBS, then just scroll down a bit and you will find the needed steps.

But no, let’s get back into how to add overlay to OBS.

  • The first thing that needs to be done, is to have your sub-goal set in the Manage Goals section of your Twitch channel
  • Now, go to your Twitch dashboard and copy the browser source sub-goal link
  • Open OBS, and get a new Browser source to the scene
  • Paste the link you copied from your Twitch dashboard in the Browser Source
  • Have the width be 1480, and the height 160
  • The sub-goal will now be visible in the OBS scene

Adding Sub Goal Overlay in SLOBS

If you use Stramlabs OBS as your streaming software of choice, here’s what you’ll need to do:

  • Open the Streamlabs software
  • Open the scene in which you want your sub-goal to be
  • In the Sources section, click on the plus icon and that’s how you’ll add a new source
  • Scroll down to the Widgets section
  • From the different types of widgets that are there, choose the Follower Goal or the Subscription Goal to add the source to
  • Now, you can enter the name of the source, and either make it unique or keep it as the default
  • Find the Goal section and under it, enter the title that you want to be on the screen
  • In the Goal Amount section, add the number you want to reach
  • You will also have to enter a starting amount, and there you can either set 0 or the previous number that was your milestone.
  • Set your end date, that’s the date when you want your goal to be reached
  • In the Visual Settings set the color, font, and bar thickness that you want to have
  • When you’re all set, just hit the Start goal button, and that way you’ll enable the Sub goal bar

Where to Find Customs Sub Goal Overlays?

Just like any other type of overlay, there are many places where you can find one for your sub-goal, and no matter how you prefer to go about your overlays, you will be able to find something that you like and that will highly contribute to your channel milestones.

The 3 best places for getting these overlays are Streamlabs Prime, Nerd or Die, and OWN3D.

1. OWN3D

OWN3D is another great website for finding all kinds of great overlays and assets, and even if you want an animated Twitch overlay, which is great for the sub count overlay, you could find it here.

They have all sorts of different themed overlays that will look nice and coherent to your viewers, and everyone enjoys a channel that is visually pleasing.

Even if you wanted free sub badges for Twitch, you could make some custom ones over here.

OWN3D is overall the most loved platform when it comes to finding great overlays and assets for your channel, no matter what budget you’re working with.

While there are not too many of them, you can also find some free options, that will do the job for the time being, so if you’re not the best with your budget, look here.

2. Streamlabs Prime

If you already use Streamlabs as your streaming software of choice, then you will be glad to hear that Streamlabs prime actually has the resources where you can find all kinds of assets for your streams, including your sub-goal overlays.

On there, you will be able to find more than 750 themes, 500 exclusive overlay assets, and more than 20 different premium overlay packages.

In the themed packages, you will find the art assets like Custom Creator Site Themes, Widget Themes, and Overlay assets.

So, you can even have custom overlays easily this way.

One small, or not so small, downside of this is that you need to have the premium version of Streamlabs to have access to this, so if you’re not ready to commit to that, then this option might not be the best choice for you.

However, if you already paid for the premium version of your software, and you’re wondering whether this is worth it, it absolutely is.

Especially because to get another overlay somewhere else, you might have to pay something additional, and that wouldn’t make much sense when Streamlabs is already being paid for.

Since the sub goal widget won’t be a huge one, anything you put on your display will work, so you don’t need to worry about its uniqueness.

3. Nerd or Die

This is one of the most popular sites when it comes to finding good overlays for your Twitch account, and of course, they aren’t lacking in the sub-goal overlays either.

If you are already looking for all other overlays and you’re just starting out with your Twitch channel, this could be a great thing to go for, as you can find amazing overlays that are all themed and coherent, so your channel will seem very professional and nice.

Also, when your viewers see that your channel looks pleasing visually, they will be way more likely to come back to it, and of course, subscribe to you.

The overlay packages on Nerd or Die vary in pricing, so you can pick and choose from what fits your budget, but overall, there’s something for anyone and it usually isn’t that big of an investment.

Another great thing about them is that they often have all kinds of big sales and promo codes that you can use, so you can get away with really, really cheap things.

Should You Use Sub Goals on Twitch?

The answer is always going to be: yes!

Having a sub-goal is going to help immensely with your motivation because you will have a solid goal to work towards.

And in general, just having a larger audience that keeps growing will do wonders for your Twitch career.

People love to help their favorite creators reach their goals, so once they see that you are working towards something, they will be more likely to subscribe.

Besides that, it can be a great point of conversation in the chat, and you can even make some new inside jokes with the community, which is a great chance for having more sub-points, too.

It really can be a fun experience and obviously, it will always be nice to have a larger community.


Setting a sub goal is a very easy thing that you can do with your Twitch account and it will help you a lot.

Having a great overlay for that will increase your chances of succeeding even more, and as it really takes so little time to be done, there’s no reason not to do it.

Whatever streaming software you’re using, you’ll be able to do this.


How do you show sub goals on Twitch?

To show your sub-goals on Twitch, you need to have a sub-goal overlay. Firstly, you need to find an overly that you like, and then set it through your Creator dashboard and your OBS (or any other streaming software.)

How do you add a sub goal?

To add a sub-goal, you need to go to your Creator dashboard, and in the Goals section, set a new goal dedicated to your Subscriptions. Set the number you want to reach, and then click on the Start Goal button. You then need to do the same thing in your OBS.

How do you start a sub goal on Twitch?

To start a sub goal on Twitch, you need to go to the Stream Manager section, enable the Manage Goal quick action in the quick actions section, set it to Subscription goal, and then add an overlay for it from your Browser source, which is your streaming software.

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