Twitch have just revealed a brand new goal feature which you can show on your stream. For years we have had goal overlays from third party tools such as Stream Elements and Streamlabs. However these tools mean having to set up yet another application for your stream.

If you like to keep things simple then you will like this new Twitch goal overlay. In this article I am going to show you how to set up a goal using Twitch. You can use this to set up a Subscriber goal or a Follower goal.

Let’s jump in.

How To Set Up A Goal Natively On Twitch

You can set a goal up before you go live or you can also do it while you are live. In this tutorial I will be doing it offline but the steps are the same.

  1. Navigate to Twitch.tv and click on your profile picture in the top right
  2. From the dropdown click on Creator Dashboard
  3. In your creator dashboard navigate to the chatbox. (This can also be done in your chat anywhere).
  4. In chat type /goal and click enter. The screen below will appear where we can customise our goal.
  1. Here we can edit the goal options. The first thing to edit is the Goal Type. You can decide to create a Subscriber goal or a follower goal.
  2. You can edit the Follower/Subscriber goal amount by clicking the pencil to the right of the number.
  1. In the Description you can add a description explaining what your goal is. For example “Help me reach affiliate”.
  2. Copy the browser source if you want to use the goal overlay on your stream in OBS or Streamlabs.
  3. Click on Start goal

Once you start your goal you will see a banner appear in your chat. This will also appear to congratulate you when you complete your goal.

If you want to display the goal overlay on your actual stream you will need to add it to your streaming software using the link we copied earlier (Browser Source).

How To Add The Twitch Goal Overlay To OBS

If you want to display the goal on your stream you will need to add it as a browser source in OBS. Follow the steps below to set it up.

  1. Open OBS Studio
  2. Click on the “+” button to add a source
  3. Select Browser Source and Give it a name (Follower Goal). Click OK.
  4. In the URL section paste the link we got from Twitch earlier. Set the width to 1920 and height to 400. You can the click OK to add the source to your scene.
  1. Once you have added the overlay to your scene you can adjust the size by clicking and dragging on the edges. Position the goal wherever it fits best in your scene.

You have successfully added a goal overlay to OBS.

How To Add Twitch Goal Overlay To Streamlabs

If you want to display the goal in your Streamlabs scene you will need to add it via a browser source. Follow the steps below to add it:

  1. Open the Streamlabs Application
  2. In the sources section click on the “+” and select Browser Source –> Add Source
  3. You can then give your source a name (Follower Goal) –> Add Source
  4. Now we can add our link we copied earlier from Twitch. Paste it in the URL Section
  1. Set the Width to 1920 and the height to 400. You can now click done and the goal overlay will be in your scene.
  2. Click on the edge of the goal overlay and drag to size the overlay to your liking. You can then drag it to whatever position you want in your scene.

How To Change Or End Your Goal

If you want to update or end your goal you can do this inside Twitch. Just type /goal in the chat again. A screen will appear where you can End Goal. You can then re-adjust your goal and save it again if you want to.

If you ever need to find the browser source URL again you can also find it here.

Wrapping Up

You can now enjoy having a subscriber or follower goal on your Twitch channel without having to use a third party application. If you like to keep your stream lean then this feature will be great for you.

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James is a marketer by day and gamer by night. He loves sharing his Marketing background in the world of streaming. When he's not working on campaigns he's likely to be spotted in Verdansk.

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