I've been browsing a LOT of twitch streams lately. Whenever I come across a new streamer I always scroll down to read their info panels and immediately it tells me how serious they are about streaming.
I will even jump out of theater mode just to see what sort of info they are placing in their panel section.
What are Twitch Panels?
Now in case you have no idea what I'm talking about, Twitch allows broadcasters to put an unlimited amount of info panels below the live video portion of the screen on their channel page. This is excellent opportunity for you to tell you viewers a lot more about you.
Considering when someone jumps into the stream for the first time, they may not catch you at your greatest moment or the stream could be a little slow. Using panels allows you to supplement the viewing experience with more content and more info about you!
It definitely isn't rocket science on how to implement panels. You can add an image or text. Within the text you can use the Twitch editing language – Markdown.
This week we've collected 11 examples of Twitch panels that look super sleek and easy to read. Enjoy!
The Twitch Panels and Layouts:
1. DfieldMark – http://www.twitch.tv/dfieldmark
2. HuzzyGames – http://www.twitch.tv/huzzygames
3. JimBenOfficial – http://www.twitch.tv/jimbenofficial
4. BizBony – http://www.twitch.tv/bizbony
5. ThePanduhTV – http://www.twitch.tv/thepanduhtv
6. Nysira – http://www.twitch.tv/nysira
7. CandyExplosives – http://www.twitch.tv/candyexplosives
8. AngryPug_ – http://www.twitch.tv/angrypug_
9. LiquidTLO – http://www.twitch.tv/liquidtlo
10. XMinks – http://www.twitch.tv/xminks
11. Hotted90 – http://www.twitch.tv/hotted89
Final Thoughts on Twitch Panel Designs and Layouts
There is a lot of room for creativity here but don't forget to keep it simple! Clean layouts, a touch of branding and lots of interesting info for the viewer to go through. Make it an enjoyable read. You can certainly write a lot more if it is relevant. People love to get to know their favorite streamers.
The top things every streamer seems to be putting in their panels are:
- Donation Requests
- Social Media Links
- Bio or About Section
- PC Specs
- G2A Affiliate Link….sigh.
These are only 11 examples! There are many more I'm sure but I think I got some good ones.