If you’re currently trying to become a successful streamer, you need to start using stream alerts. For those who don’t know, these alerts are the onscreen notifications you see on the screen while watching the stream of your favorite streamer, such as the donation notifications. These notifications are accompanied by an image and a unique sound. And today, we will discuss how you can add follower alerts to OBS Studio.

New streamers often get confused with how OBS Studio works. The software does seem a little difficult to use, but it actually isn’t. Many streamers try to use the software to set up follower alerts, but they end up giving up. This is mainly because follower alerts are not directly available in OBS Studio, and you need to set them up by using third-party software. To help you out, we will mention two methods that can help you achieve this task. The first one involves using Stream Elements, and the second one will have you using Streamlabs.

How To Add Follower Alerts to OBS Studio Using Stream Elements

Stream Elements is an excellent software to add follower alerts to OBS Studio. Its layout is well designed, and you won’t have a difficult time navigating through its settings. Here’s what you’ll need to do.

  1. The first thing you need to do is create a Streamelements account.
  2. Once done, sign in to your account and go to your Dashboard. 
  3. On the left side, you’ll see a menu named Streaming Tools. Expand it, and then click on the “My Overlays” option.
  1. Now, you can either choose an overlay from the gallery or create a new one. If you choose to create a new overlay, you’ll be taken to an area where you will get to design everything related to it.
  1. To set up follower alerts in the overlay, you will need to click on the purple plus icon that can be found on the left side of the bottom menu. Clicking on it will pop up a new menu on your screen
  1. Hover your cursor over the Alerts option and then click on the Alert Box.
  1. You will now see a list of alert options on the left side under the Settings tab.
  2. Disable everything else except for Follower Alert and then customize it however you like by clicking on the gear icon next to it. 
  1. Once you’re done with the customization part, click on the save button that can be found in the top right corner.
  2. Now, copy the URL of the overlay and then open OBS studio. 
  3. In the Sources tab, click on Add New Source and select Browser.
  1. Give the new source a name and paste the URL from Stream Elements in the URL section.
  2. Adjust the width and height of the alert and click OK.

After following the steps mentioned above, follower alerts will start appearing during your stream.

How To Add Follower Alerts to OBS Studio Using Streamlabs

The second method of adding follower alerts to OBS Studio is by using Streamlabs. This is yet another method that is pretty simple and will take you a couple of minutes to complete. 

  1. Create an account on Streamlabs.
  2. Once done, sign in to your account to access your Dashboard.
  3. On the left side, click on Alert Box which can be found under the Essentials section.
  1. Navigate to the “Follows” tab and then enable the Follow Alerts.
  2. Then, customize that Follow Alert however you like. You can choose its layout, animation, template, and so on.
  1. Once done, click on Save Settings. 
  2. Now scroll up to the Alert Box settings and copy the Widget URL. Before copying the URL, check the boxes of the alerts you want to add to your stream through the Filter Events menu.
  1. Launch OBS Studio and go to the Sources tab.
  2. Click on the + icon and then select Browser.
  1. Add the link you copied from Streamlabs to the URL section and adjust the height and width of the alert as per your requirements. 

After you have successfully added the link to the OBS Studio, you and your viewers will start seeing follower alerts during your stream.

Wrapping Up

These were two methods that can help you add follower alerts to OBS Studio. As you can see, the process is pretty simple, and it will hardly take you a few minutes to do it. Most of your time will be spent on designing the alerts.

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