Are you wondering what the must have Twitch panels for your stream are? You have came to the right place. In this article I’m going to give you the must have panels and give you some examples of great looking stream panels you can add to your stream.
What Are Twitch Panels?
Twitch panels are small sections that are displayed below your stream on Twitch. It’s a great place for your viewers to learn more about you and share links with them to helpful resources such as Social media or PC Specs.
What Twitch Panels Should I Have?
About Me Panel
This panel is pretty self explanatory. Let your viewers know a little bit more about yourself.
When new people come to your stream they love to learn more about you. Twitch is all about making a connection with your viewers. Having an about me panel is a great way to quickly share with viewers who you are and what you’re about.
Here’s some interesting things to include in your About Me:
- What name you go by
- Games you play or what you stream
- A Random interesting fact or joke about yourself
- Sports you play
- Degrees or education
- Records you’ve broken
- Game rankings you have
- Or any other interesting things about you
Don’t make this section too long. Keep it short and sweet, straight to the point. People don’t want to read a book about you, they just want some quick info. Think of it as an elevator pitch for your twitch. Hook them in with some interesting info and have them build a deeper connection on stream.
Social Media Panel
If your streaming on Twitch you should also have some sort of presence on other platforms to help with growth. This panel can lead your viewers to your other socials like Youtube, Twitter or Facebook.
This helps them to learn a little bit more about you when they go to your other socials. I would recommend having a clickable image Panel for each social media you want to direct them too. This makes it easy for them to access your profiles.
Here’s an example of some cool panels from Own3d.tv
You want to make sure your viewers know the boundaries on your stream. Add a panel to let them know what you’re cool with. Maybe there’s certain topics are off limits like politics or maybe you want to keep your stream PG.
Let your viewers know in this panel to keep your stream a happy positive place.
Donation’s are one of the biggest ways that streamers make money so you if you want to get them donations rolling in you’ll need a donation panel. The best way to set this up is by linking to your StreamLabs donation link in this panel.
I would never recommend pushing hard to try make your viewers donate. If your content is good people will naturally gravitate towards donate without being promoted. The first place they will look for that donate link is in your panels so make sure you’ve got it set up correctly.
PC Specs Panel
This a great panel to add to your stream, especially if you’ve invested a lot of time and money into creating an amazing stream setup. This panel is a chance to make some of that money back especially if you have grown a nice sized stream.
No matter what size your stream is your viewers will want to know what sort of setup you’re running. People love to chat about their computers and different rigs they’ve got and some people maybe just want to have the same stream quality as you.
Add this panel to your stream and throw in some amazon affiliate links to the products you use. This allows you to make some commissions from anyone who buys through your links. It’s a win win!
As you can see here JZKonjies displays both his streaming PC and Gaming PC in his panels. Big up the Bink Army!
Once your community gets big enough it’s a good idea to set up a discord server where you can communicate with your fans when offline. It’s a good idea to have a panel linking out to your discord so your fans can join.
Frequently Asked Questions
As you grow on your stream you may start to get asked a lot of similar questions time and time again. You might get a little annoyed answering these questions over and over again so adding an F.A.Q can give you a place to direct these viewers and minimize the questions you get asked.
Having a steam schedule is a great way to consistently get more viewers to your streams. When your audience knows what time you’re going to be online they show up.
There is a great Twitch plugin called Streamlabs Stream Schedule and Countdown which displays when you will be live.
This one is a no brainer to add to your stream if you have a consistent schedule.
Twitch Panel Ideas
Above are the main panels I would recommend adding to your stream. You may be wondering where you can get some great looking panels.
Here’s my top recommended resources both Free and Paid Twitch Panels.
Paid Twitch Panels
For professional-looking pre-made panels I would recommend checking out Own3d.tv. They have hundreds of different pre-made designs at reasonable prices. Likely much cheaper than having a designer create your panels.
If you want to get more creative and have a distinct brand vibe then going to fiverr might be a better option. Fiverr has a ton of designers available who will create you amazing looking Twitch overlays and panels.
Free Twitch Panels
If you’re just starting out on your stream and you’re on a budget I would recommend grabbing some free twitch panels to get started. It’s better to have some panels on your stream than none.
Design Hub have linked to over 50 Free Twitch panels which you can check out by clicking here.
Twitch Panel Ideas
Now we’ve cleared up what you should have in your Twitch panels and where you can get the actual panel designs let me show you some Twitch panels from some of my favourite streamers.
Tim The Tatman Twitch Panels
Tim has great custom, on brand stream panels. I love the black and yellow look. You can check out Tim The Tatmans stream setup here.
Pestily Twitch Panels
Pestily has some simple yet effective stream panels. These could easily be whipped up in photoshop in under an hour and they still look great. To check out Pestilys full stream setup click here.
That’s everything you need to know about Twitch stream labels. Hopefully this article has given you a good idea of what labels you should add to your stream.
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