Regardless of where you stream, community building is essential to the health of your channel. Facebook Stickers are just one way you can offer value to the viewers who support you financially. This post will go over what Facebook Gaming stickers are and how you can get them.
What Are Stickers?
Facebook Gaming stickers are an automated bonus for people who subscribe to your stream. They are similar to the emotes that subs get on Twitch. You can create them to be in line with your brand and generate culture within your community. Even having the minimum of three stickers is a good way to show off your style and let your followers see what you have to offer.
How to Unlock Stickers on Facebook Gaming
To unlock Facebook Gaming Stickers, you must have reached partner status or have reached the following requirements:
- Be in the Level Up Program
- 5,000 or more followers on your stream
- Comply with the Facebook Community Standards
- Comply with the Partner Monetization Policies
If at any time you are removed from the Level Up Program or drop below the 5,000 minimum followers, your stickers will be removed from your account and your viewers won’t be able to access them again until you reach the threshold again.
Where to Get Facebook Gaming Stickers
It is important to get Facebook Gaming stickers that represent your channel and your community. It is definitely worth the investment to find a designer who can create what you want at a professional level. Browse different portfolios and choose a designer whose style you enjoy. Here are a few places you can look for a creator:
If you are just starting out, look at designers on Fiverr. Many of them are very affordable and you can get some fantastic stickers. Many streamers go to Fiverr to get custom work done for a reasonable price.
Spice up your stream with premium designs and seamless animations. Own3d has hundreds of emotes to choose from. You will need to resize them for Facebook
Visuals by Impulse
Visuals by Impulse is a great site for professional images. Their expertise can really help your stickers stand out and capture attention. The platform is known for being picky on whom they work with. You must have a clear idea of what you want for them to even consider it.
Friends or Followers
As you grow, many people will want to offer you help. If someone is eager to design for your stream, consider accepting it. Talk to them about what you want and see what they can do.
Facebook Stream Groups
When looking at online designers, make sure that they have been vetted by the moderators in the group or that they come with references. You don’t want to be scammed.
How to Design Stickers for Mixer
If you have an artistic eye and want to design them yourself, there are a few programs you can use. Here are a few of our favorites:
GIMP is a free software that offers several design elements. It also enables you to have a clear background.
Affinity Photo/Affinity Designer
You can purchase Affinity products such as Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer for a one-time fee. They offer a host of professional design tools.
Adobe Photoshop/Adobe Illustrator
The Adobe suite has dominated the design community for well over a decade. With continually updated tools, you can do virtually anything with their software.
Facebook Gaming Sticker Sizes
Facebook Gaming requires your stickers to meet the following dimensions:
- 240px x 240px
- 32px x 32px
- 16px by 16px
At that point, you will be able to upload them to your dashboard and submit them for review.
You will be given a minimum of 3 Facebook Gaming Stickers and a maximum of 16/
How Long Does it Take to Get Facebook Gaming Stickers Approved?
It can take between 24 hours and one week to have your stickers reviewed by Facebook Gaming.
Sticker Design Strategies for Mixer
As stickers are one of the automated selling points of your brand, try to come up with something creative that will excite your viewers. Keep it to your brand, but make it something that can be used in context on other channels. Above all, make it visually appealing.
Play around with several ideas before you start. As you grow, your viewers will be able to direct you with ideas of their own, and this process will become much more manageable. Here are a few things you should consider when creating your Mixer emote designs:
Design Stickers to Look Great at a Small Size
Remember that stickers are tiny and may not be able to pick up on all the detail you wish to put on them. Keep the overall design simple. Mixer used to recommend that their broadcasters use an 8-bit design method and it is a good concept for stickers as well. This can also be reminiscent of old-school gaming.
Colors You Should Use For Stream Stickers
Your Facebook Gaming Stickers must have a translucent background and will need to be uploaded in PNG format.
Look for a design that will work well in both light and dark settings. Twitch recommends that you create a thin line of off-white around the emote. They suggest 1px of the color code #F1F1F1. This makes the outline noticeable when on dark mode and the color isn’t distracting on light mode. This would still work well for stickers.
Choose colors that will stand out. Make sure they are related to your band and can be identified to you, but vibrant shades will be clearer at such a small size.
Maximize the Space for Your Stream Stickers
When designing your emote, make sure to “fill in” as much of the provided space as possible. When you (or a designer) create in that square, go as close to the edge as you can. This way, the image will be “larger” when you resize it to the appropriate size.
Design Unique Stickers for Your Stream
Don’t make “your version” of every other emote unless you come up with a fantastic idea. While you should stay on brand, try to keep the sticker something that can be used on other channels.
Create a couple of designs that require more than one remote for the full effect. If you can create one that is customizable, even better. I’ve seen a few streamers that have created the stickers with the following two letters: LI, VE, LO, FE. Depending on how these are placed, they can spell Live, Love, Life, and for those using nicotine pouches: Velo. Find your own version of this that resonates with your viewers.
Celebrate Your Facebook Gaming Community’s Traditions with Stickers
If you have a catch-phrase or your community develops an “inside joke” over time, create a sticker to celebrate it. This is a great way to give your viewers something they will want to spam at times and an excellent promotional tool. When new users visit your channel and see your viewers having fun, they will want to understand the emote. In time, they will want to use it to join in with the others, and you’ll gain another subscriber.
Stickers Based on Your Personality or Content
If your content centers around one or two activities, try to design a sticker around that. You can also create one about hobbies or fandoms that you talk about with your viewers. These stickers will be of a niche design that can relate to your channel and will stand out if your followers use it on other channels with related content.
Keep Facebook Gaming Stickers Simple
Remember that simplicity is key. When creating stickers, try to maximize the look by using thicker lines, detail that will only appear in all sticker sizes, and high color values.
What You Shouldn’t Put on Your Stickers
Make sure to follow the guidelines of your streaming platform. Don’t create stickers that are sexual or violent in nature, are related to drugs, or can be used to harass someone in a hateful way. Keep things clean and enjoyable for everyone.
Use Your Stickers to Promote Your Facebook Gaming Channel
Once you have created your stickers, you can use them to promote your channel.
Let your viewers vote for new sticker designs on Discord. This is the perfect way to know that you are appealing to your audience. You can narrow this down further by only allowing subscribers to vote. Post the options in your subscriber-only channel and take their feedback. Read How to Create Your Stream Channel’s Discord Server for more information.
Once your stickers have been approved, share them on your social media account. Don’t be too overly-promotional. Show your excitement instead.
Having unique stickers on your channel is a great way to build your community. If you notice that one of your stickers is rarely used or isn’t popular, you can always replace it. Continually listen to your viewers and give them what they need to stay involved.