Add Chat Overlay to Your Stream in OBS Studio – Twitch Tutorial

How to add a chat box overlay to your Twitch stream in OBS Studio. In this tutorial, I show you how to add chat to your stream using OBS Studio and Streamlabs. Adding Twitch Chat with Streamlabs is very easy and allows your viewers to see the chat while watching your Twitch stream. Streamlabs is a free, popular website used by most of the top Twitch channels.

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Follow the steps below to add chat overlay to your stream with OBS Studio:
1. Go to and create an account. For simplicity, I recommend signing in with your Twitch account
2. Once logged into Streamlabs select Widgets in the left sidebar.
3. Once on the Streamlabs widgets page, select Chat Box
4. Once on the Chat Box page configure your chat box overlay Theme, Badges, Extreme Emotes, Text Color, Chat Font Size, Hide Messages, Hide Chatters, Muted Chatters, and Custom Bad Word Characters.
5. Once you have completed configuration and saved your settings, scroll up and copy the Chat Box widget URL.
6. Now open OBS and click the + symbol to add a new source
7. In the list of source choices select Browser
8. Name the Browser source and select OK
9. Once in the properties for your Browser enter the Widget URL from Streamlabs into the URL field. Edit the other fields as needed. Select OK to save.
10. Now test the new Chat Box. Go to Twitch channel and enter something in the chat. This new chat should show up on your Twitch stream in OBS.
11. If the test is successful, you have now setup Chat Overlay on Twitch using Streamlabs via OBS.
12. If the test was unsuccessful, leave a comment below and I will try to help.
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  • Greig_Mc 12 months ago

    the video title says OBS studio, you use SLOBS — this isn't helpful for someone looking how to avoid slobs

  • Mandy Daniels 12 months ago

    Thank you for this!

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  • protocol 5 12 months ago

    this guy is cool, 1 sub added

  • Dieter Ruysschaert 12 months ago

    Thanks, was really helpfull, quick and easy. Was stuck on another tutorial for 15min before I found out it wasn't even the right tutorial xD

  • Jiminator 12 months ago

    insanely good m8

  • Mark Tejeda 12 months ago

    but when i am playing i canot see the chat

  • xd chaozz 12 months ago

    it kinda helped so basically my stream can see it but i cant during the stream

  • JEG 87 12 months ago

    thanks so much

  • HaryagamingYT 12 months ago

    i hate streamlabs

  • Tae Flights 12 months ago

    God !!

  • Richard L 12 months ago

    Honestly I hate Microsoft edge browser which i use Google Chrome. Streamlabs obs opens Microsoft edge which is literally retarded πŸ˜‘. I will repeat i cannot copy paste the widget url onto streamlabs it won't work.

  • OK GAMER 12 months ago

    Can U Do It With twitch AND youtube?

  • raul yanez cortes 12 months ago

    It appears on obs but it doesn't appear on my screen… Can it also appear on my screen?

  • Arby W. 12 months ago

    Thanks king.

  • Fred Paterson 12 months ago

    Your a legend

  • Mads 12 months ago

    Thank you for being so concise and getting to the point so fast!

  • Ana Maria 12 months ago

    How can i look at the chat while playing tho?

  • TJ 12 months ago

    Can this be done using stream elements as well?

  • afd 12 months ago

    beautiful video, clean and fast.

  • Mark R. Chandar 12 months ago

    For some reason chat won’t show in twitch after following steps anyone else

  • Sanjay V 12 months ago

    Mine didn’t have a browser spice option

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