Today, I want to point you to the ONE extension that all broadcasters that are looking to grow and network should have on their stream. It’s incredibly easy to use this extension, and the help that it will provide in growing your stream could even be deemed as BIG. If you’re going to dive into extensions, this should be the first on your list.
What is it?
The Featured Follow Button is an extension that allows for you to display the follow button of a stream of your choice on your stream overlay. You can have your stream, your friend’s stream, even someone who ended up raiding you that night that you want to shout out, pop up whenever you want. It’s very noticeable, and anyone that is paying attention to the stream will be able to instantly see it. (Disclaimer – This is only visible on Desktop, it will not appear on mobile or the PS4/Xbox/Chromecast apps)
How Does It Work
Your first step is installing the extension. You can access the extension by clicking HERE. Once you get to the extension page, you’ll see a button that says install, click that! Once you’ve installed it, you now have to activate it by going to the extensions tab in your dashboard.
Once you’ve reached the extensions tab, you’ll see a button under the extension that says activate. Press the activate button, and you’ll now be able to run the extension through your actual livestream dashboard on Twitch. So go to your dashboard and under the extensions widget, choose “Featured Follow Button.” From there you’ll be able to put whatever stream you want in the Channel Name box, and even set up a queue of different channels. To get it to appear on stream, just press the activate button, and to remove it press the clear current button.
First off, this is an incredibly awesome way to get people to follow your channel. If you’re noticing a lot of newer viewers in your channel and you have a small break where you have some time to talk, this is a great tool to point to your follow button! It’s a very obvious reminder to new viewers to follow your channel, as it appears right on the main screen and is super easy to find. This may come as a surprise to you, but many viewers simply forget to follow when they go to a stream. Pointing them in the right direction with the right kind of nudge can greatly help! Let’s say you’re about to cut your stream and want to remind people one last time to follow your stream. By simply activating this extension, viewers will be more likely to follow as they are leaving and saying goodbye!
Secondly, this is a great way of promoting other streamers that you know! Let’s say you’re dual casting with another streamer and you want to help point your viewers to their stream. Just drop their channel name in the extension, and now your viewers don’t even have to leave your channel to go follow your friend’s stream! Or let’s say someone raids your channel and you want to give them the counter shout out to thank them for the raid! Pop their channel name into the extension, and now you’ve created a great opportunity of introducing your viewers to the incoming raid stream.
Finally, this extension is going to be a huge addition to channels that host events on their stream where multiple streamers participate. A stream like GamesDoneQuick could easily showcase every runner’s channel during their run, greatly increasing traffic to these channels. An E-sports channel can now shout out a streamers channel after the player makes a big play during a match, giving viewers who see the big play a chance to easily find the stream. This extension will greatly help promote those participating in events all across Twitch.
Extensions In General
In my opinion, this is the best extension on Twitch just for how easy it is to help streamers gain legitimate followers. There are so many great extensions out there that will help improve your stream experience, so be sure to check out the full list here! The main suggestion that I would make when trying out extensions is always experiment and get feedback from your viewers. Some extensions seem really fun, but can oftentimes distract from the actual stream and keep viewers away. Don’t be afraid to ask for feedback! Thanks for reading and have fun with extensions!
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