Are you looking to gain more followers on Twitch? An easy way to increase the number of followers your get per stream is to add a follower goal. People love to help out and push small streamers towards their goals.
Adding a follower goal gets your stream to rally behind you and push new viewers to follow and hopefully come back in the future.
In this article I’m going to break down exactly how to set up your follower goals on both Streamlabs OBS & OBS studio.
How To Setup Follower Goals Using Streamlabs OBS
Streamlabs has a Follower goal feature built in which makes our live a lot easier.
Step 1 – Add New Follower Goal Source
Go down to the sources section in Streamlabs and select the + to add a new source.
Then go to widgets and select Follower Goal –> Add Source.
You will then be asked to give your stream goal a name. You can call this “Follower Goal” for now.
Once you have given your follower goal a name we can then adjust how it looks and start dialling in the specifics of the goal.
Step 2 – Define Your Follower Goal
First up we’re going to set the Goal settings. Title, Goal Amount, Starting amount and End Date.
This is the Title that will appear in your Follower Goal Box.
This is the target amount of followers you want to reach.
This is how many followers you currently have. Your follow counter will count up from this number for every follow you get.
This is how many days from today you want the follower goal to end.
Step 3 – Set Your Visual Settings
Under the visual settings tab you can select 2 different layouts; Standard and Condensed. I personally prefer the condensed version as it takes up much less room covering the game while I’m streaming.
In this section you can also adjust the colors and fonts of the sub counter. Change this to match your stream branding.
Lastly, you can click Done and place the counter wherever you think it looks best in your scenes. You now have a Follower Goal on your stream.
How To Setup Follower Goals Using OBS
Setting up Follower Goals is a little different in OBS than it is on Streamlabs. To install a follower goal widget on OBS you will want to set up a streamlabs.com account.
You will then be able to access the streamlabs dashboard in your browser where you can set up a Follower Goal.
Step 1 – Create A Follower Goal Widget
Go to your Dashboard –> All Widgets –> Follower Goal
Select Follower Goal and in here we can create follower goals similar to how we create them in Streamlabs.
Step 2 – Set Up Your Follower Goal
You will be able to now select the specifics of your Follower Goal such as the Title, Goal Amount, Starting Amount and the goal End Date.
Fill in these settings to your liking and then you can adjust how the sub goal looks in the settings section by changing fonts and colors.
Step 3 – Add Your Follower Goal Link To OBS
Now you have set up the specifics of your follower goal you will be able to add it to OBS using the link provided in your Streamlabs Dashboard.
In the follower goal section clip ‘copy’ to copy the URL of your widget.
Now you want to open up OBS and add a new source. Select a browser source and in the URL section paste your widget URL. Your Follower Goal counter will now appear in OBS and you can position it where you want in your scene.
Now you have your Follower Goal counter on your stream ready to pull in more viewers on your stream and grow your twitch audience.
Set Up A Follower Goal In Twitch
Twitch has now also released its own follower goal widget. You can create the goal in Twitch and add it as a browser source to OBS or Streamlabs.
- Open Twitch.tv and navigate to your Creator Dashboard
- Select Stream Manager
- Click on the goals widget in the quick actions panel
- Here you can fill in the information about your goal. You have the option to choose between the follower goal and the subscription goal.
- Copy the browser source
- Open Streamlabs or OBS Studio
- Add New Source –> Browser Source
- Go back to twitch and select ‘Start goal’
You have now successfully created a follower goal on Twitch. You can also customize how the goal looks by selecting ‘Customize Progress Bar’ in the goal section.
These Follower Goals Look Bad?
Let’s not lie these basic Follower Goal counters from Streamlabs don’t look all that exciting and probably don’t fit in well with your branding. They’re okay to get started with but eventually you will want to upgrade to something more in line with your brand.
You can add some new follower goals to your stream from paid or free sources. Below is some of the best places to find custom goal counters for your stream.
Where To Find Paid Follower Goal Graphics For Twitch
Nerd or Die
Nerd or Die provide a ton of different stream layouts and widgets. They have some really great packages that are in line with your brand vision. Each of these packages contains a specific widget for follower and sub goals
Click here to check out Nerd Or Die Stream Overlays
Own3ed.tv provide a wide range of amazing overlays for your stream. Lots of the packs they provide also include Sub and follower goal custom counters. These can really help to make your stream stand out from the crowd.
Click here to Check Our Own3d.tv Stream Overlays & Sub Goals
Streamlabs have a Prime Subscription which gives you loads of extra powerful features for Streamlabs including access to lots of premium stream overlays.
Click here to Check out Stream Labs Prime
Where To Find Free Sub Goal Graphics For Twitch
Own3d.tv Free Graphics
Own3d.tv have lots of free graphics alongside their premium themes. These are a great place to start if you’re on a budget.
Click here to check out how to access Own3d.tv free stream overlays
Nerd Or Die Free Graphics
Nerd or Die also have a selection of free stream overlays you can add to your stream and an option to “Pay what you want” on some of their overlay options.
Click here to check out their selection of free Stream Overlays
How To Install Custom Follow Counter
To Install a custom follow counter to your stream you will need to add it through your streamlabs dashboard.
Here is a great video showing the Step by Step on how to install:
You can now grow your stream and get more followers on Twitch by utilizing creative follower goals on your stream. If you want some different ideas for Twitch Sub goals you can check out 12 Sub Goal Ideas For Your Stream.
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