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How to Set Up Stream Labels in OBS

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What Are Stream Labels?

Stream labels are labels with automated text on a streamer’s screen that changes when an action occurs (such as a new follower). They can be used as great reminders for viewers to subscribe, follow, or donate. 

Stream labels can be edited within your broadcasting software to match the colors of your brand to help them stand out.

How to Set Up Stream Labels in OBS

In order to have stream labels in OBS, you need to download the stream labels widget from Streamlabs. Visit their site and log in (or create an account). From the dashboard, complete the following steps:

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Step 1: Select “All Widgets” from other the Features category.

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Step 2: Hit the box marked “Stream Labels

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Step 3: Download the widget and install it on your computer. You will need to sign in to your stream account (i.e. Twitch, YouTube, etc)

From within OBS

Once the widget from Streamlabs has been installed, you will need to display the label to OBS.

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Step 1: Click the “+” for the Sources box.

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Step 2: From the pop-up box, select Text (GDI+)

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Step 3: Name the source something that you will remember (such as “Recent Subscriber”), and press the “Okay” button.

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Step 4: Check the box next to “Read from file

Step 5: Hit the “Browse” key next to the Text File (UTF-8).

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Step 6: Navigate to the file where you stored the data from Streamlabs and select the appropriate .txt file.

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Step 7: Edit the font, text color, and any other settings you want to be changed. When you are happy with the results, press the “okay” button. 

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Step 8: The stream label will generate on the top left-hand side of the screen. Click on it to move it and resize it. When you are happy with where it sits, click anywhere else on the screen.


What is shown on your source can be edited through the stream labels settings? You can add as many labels as you like and position them in a way that is aesthetically pleasing to you. 

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