So, you’ve got a Twitch channel now, and you’re wanting to add a few things to it. That’s pretty dang awesome! There are many sources out there that could help you in that endeavor, and I’m certainly glad that you decided to give me a shot!
Panels are a great way to add a little more to your own personal Twitch channel. You can add things that images, text blocks, images that link to your other social media outlets, and even extensions that will make your stream that much better. But, how do you go about doing that? I’m not going to bore you with fluff. Let’s dive right on in!
Go on and head over to your Twitch channel page. That should be at http://twitch.tv/YOURCHANNELNAME. Simple enough. Now, you should see an Edit Panels toggle right below your stream.
Click that and you should end up seeing something like this.
That is what you’ll see if you already have your channel populated with panels. I already have mine as you can see, so I can’t show you what an empty one looks like. Ooops.
If I remember correctly, you’ll see the first two images above. You can use the first one to add extensions to your channel, which we’ll get to in a moment. You can use the second to add a text or image panel. The last image shows where you can edit the text or image panel. Remember that if you add a title to an image, that the title will show above it.
You can either use the above “Extension Manager” button to add extensions, or you can find the Extension page from the sidebar on the left while looking at your dashboard.
This is where you will be able to find, install, activate, deactivate, and edit the options of different extensions that you may find useful for your stream.
The first image above shows the initial page if you already have extensions installed (I believe). The second image will show you the extensions that you have installed as well as the ones that are currently active. This particular screen will be blank if you have yet to do anything here.
The last image shows an example of the “Configure” page for the Streamlabs Stream Schedule & Countdown extensions. This is just to give you an example of what the configure page may look like for whatever extension that you use.
One piece of advice is not to go overboard with extensions. You want people to see what you’re offering down there beneath your stream, but you should be way more interested in having them watch you. Keep things clear and concise if you’re writing something up.