Your Twitch profile will frequently be viewed by viewers as they try to learn more about you and your stream. Turning it into a visual masterpiece will inspire them to stay on your channel for longer as they take in the detail.
This article will cover the bases of creating panels for your profile, as well as give you some examples for inspiration.
What Are Twitch Panels?
Twitch panels are located in your profile. They are a combination of text and images that can be arranged in order to pass pertinent information to your viewers. The best-designed panels will give your viewers a sense of your brand and help them quickly find what they are looking for.
View your panels as a sales page, because ultimately that is what it is. When viewers visit your channel when you are offline, one of the things they’ll look at is your profile to gauge what you are all about. Entice them to follow you and return for your next stream.
Twitch Panel Size
The recommended size for Twitch panels is 320px wide. While Twitch states that the maximum length is 600px long, many have uploaded longer. Images larger than 320px wide will be scaled down to fit. Panels need to be under 1MB in file size.
Best Free Twitch Panels
Unless you are designing your own or can afford a custom designer, you may need to start out with some Free Twitch panels when you are starting out. Here are a few options for you to browse:
Own3D has an assortment of free panels, as well as some premium pre-designed panels that you can purchase to use.
2. Nerd or Die
Nerd or Die allows you to easily customize some basic Twitch panels. You can change the color, choose from available icons, and write in your text. Download each when they’re completed and you’ll be off to the next step.
3. Visuals by Impulse
Visuals by Impulse has a feature that lets you design basic Twitch panels for free. It is a little more involved than the Nerd or Die version and has a few different options for customization.
Behance has a whole gallery of panels that you can download and use.
What Your Twitch Panels Should Have on Them
There are some panels that are considered “essential” to include on your Twitch channel. Here are a few that we recommend you create:
Under the panel, write out basic information about yourself and your channel. Add a fun fact or two that separate you from others who stream similar material. Personal information (even if it is minimal) helps your viewers connect with you and they will be more likely to stay on your channel.
Don’t make this button your largest button or try to draw additional attention to it. People who want to donate will know it is there. Making it too large may make you look greedy and some viewers will be put off by it. For information about how to set up tips on your channel, read our post, How to Set Up Donations on Twitch or Mixer.
Questions about your equipment are more common than you would expect. Have a list of the equipment you use in your description.
Discord Server Link
Have a panel that links directly to your Discord server. Read How to Create Your Stream Channel’s Discord Server for more information.
Post your schedule so that people know when you will be online. Eventually, they will work watching your broadcast into their own routines.
Your Channel’s Rules
Make sure that you post Twitch chat rules for your channel and chat in your profile. This way, if there is ever a dispute, you can refer back to them. While most viewers have common sense, showing that you have boundaries will keep everyone a little more respectful.
If you have special perks for your subscribers, detail them. These perks may entice more people to subscribe and support you long term.
Read our guide, What to Display on Your Twitch Profile, to better understand the information you should add to your channel.
Examples of Twitch Panels
The following are some examples of Twitch Panels that have been done well. We hope that they spark some inspiration for your own.
Sandexperiment is a sand artist on Twitch. Her panels are designed around sand and she pairs it with an image of herself and information about her stream. Her schedule makes sure that people know when she is live.