Setting up the Chatbox

The chatbox will allow you to beautifully show your chat on screen.

To set it up you will want to make sure you have prepared your software for widgets. (Guide can be found here: https://twitchalerts.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/217615917-Setting-up-your-streaming-software-for-widgets ) 

Next go to http://www.streamlabs.com/dashboard/chat-box and copy your custom link at the top and insert it into your streaming software. 

Theme can be used to set the look of your chat overlay using several premade themes or use custom css.

Badges will set what badges are shown in your chatbox widget. If you want to show mod icons or disable them. 

Extra Emotes can be checked if you want to show BTTV or FFZ emoticons on your chat overlay.

Background Color will set the color behind the chat. (Only worry about this if you are window capturing)

Text Color is the color of the chat messages in your chat overlay.

Text Size sets the size of all text in the overlay.

Hide Message After can be used to fade messages away after a set time. You can use the "Always Show Messages" box to disable fading . 

Hide Chatters can be checked and you can list names of users you want to hide in your chat. (Such as common bots used).

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12 Comments

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    AZBros

    Can you please add a way to reverse the order the chat is displayed (from top to bottom rather than bottom to top)?  You have that setting available for the Event List.

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    StupidGoodGaming

    I have set this up, but it is always transparent, not showing the background, what am I doing wrong?

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    DisabledGamer79

    did you ever get an answer to the transparency issue?

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    StupidGoodGaming

    No I haven't, but I was able to change the theme, I forgot what it was on or what I changed it to, but this new one is at least only semi-transparent and works pretty good for me.

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    Zurairofl

    yea, its doing the same for me. But what I did to fix it is, to change the rgb value in the css code of the browser source in OBS. So just double-click it, and at the bottom you have some standard css code of that source. And instead of background-color: rgb(0,0,0,0) you can put in (255,255,255,255) for example to have a white background. (Im at work and cant look at the code, but you should see what I mean when you open your OBS)

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    denmark25daniel

    My chat wont be s  howed in streaming... using OBS.. doing as the guide says and i do have the browsesource inside my Obs studio... HELP HELP....!

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    Tormenta

    I cant set up the chatbox, is this a bug in my account?

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    탑장

    I cant see chat on my obs studio is there a bug in streamlabs ?  please help how to solve

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    MockOrigami

    Muted chatters won't save for me. I added new chatters but it's not saving... Anyone else having this problem?

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    Switch_to_Twitch

    It doesn't save 'hide message after' either, it just resets to 0s

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    The Mad Hatter Gamer

    Are you ever going to get chat box back? Starting out pimpin my channel and wanted a chat box and notices Twitch alerts had it but you dont.

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    multi2_4gaming

    Is this feature available for Youtube Gaming Yet?

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