Having goal overlays on your stream such as Sub goals, Follower goals etc is one of the best ways to incentivise viewers to take more actions on your stream. If you want more followers add a goal. If you want more subs, add a goal. If you combine a goal with some sort of community benefit when the goal is met, this is a great way to increase the speed you gain followers and subs.

Let’s jump in and take a look at how you can add goals to OBS Studio using the Stream Elements extension.

If you don’t want to read you can check out the video below:

How To Add Goal Overlays To OBS Studio Using StreamElements

To set up these goals you will need to have a StreamElements account. If you haven’t created one yet you can do so at Streamelements.com. Once you have your account set up follow the steps below. Luckily StreamElements has goal widgets built in making this an easy process.

Step 1 – Create An Advanced Goal Widget

The first thing we need to do is create an Advanced goal widget. To do this go to your StreamElements Dashboard –> Streaming Tools –> Overlays Gallery –> Widget –> Advanced Goal Widget.

Choose whether or not you want to create a new overlay or add it to an existing overlay. In this example I am going to create a new overlay. We can then add the goal as a separate source to everything else in OBS Studio.

Click continue and give your goal widget a name –> Create My Overlay.

Step 2 – Paste Your Link Into Your OBS Scenes

You will now be given a link which we need to paste into OBS Studio.

Copy the link and Open OBS Studio. In OBS Studio navigate to Sources –> + –> Browser. Give your browser source a name and click okay. You will then be prompted with the screen below.

Paste the URL we copied from Stream Elements into the URL box and click OK.

You will now see your goal appear inside your scene.

Step 3 – Edit Your Advanced Goal Widget

You will want to now edit your goal widget to your liking. To do this open up Stream Elements and navigate to Streaming Tools –> My Overlays. Select the overlay we created in the previous step and click on edit. This will open the overlay editor.

When you click on “Goal Widget By: Mr Boost” it will display all of the goal settings you have available. You have the option to display two different goals at the same time. You can choose from:

  • Viewer Count
  • Followers
  • Cheers
  • Donations
  • Sub Count

In the settings I would recommend removing the channel name and Turning off User Avatar and User Nickname display.

You can then change your goal to All Time, This month or This Week.

You can then set all your goals to the specific amount you want them to be.

If you want to change the font and theme etc this can also be done in this section.

If you scroll down to the very bottom there is a goal video. If you have a custom video you want to play when the goal is met you can change it in this section.

When you update the element it will automatically update back in OBS Studio ready for your stream to go live.

That’s all there is to it. You can move the goal around and position it inside your scene perfectly to fit your needs. When you get followers or subs etc the goal will automatically update insider OBS.

Check out 12 Sub Goal Ideas For Your Stream

Wrapping Up

You should now be able to set up goals on your stream and encourage viewers to participate more in your stream whether that is by following, subscribing or donating. Make sure not to make your goal too unrealistic or it will defeat the purpose of the goal.

I would recommend going with a weekly goal which is realistic, as the closer the goal is the more encouraged viewers will be to take action. Enjoy meeting your goals faster than ever on stream.

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