How to Add/Embed Stream Chat to OBS Studio | Jan 2023

How to Add/Embed Stream Chat to OBS Studio | Jan 2023

Dead Simple Chat Team

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Dead Simple Chat offers prebuilt Chat that can be added in minutes to any app or website. Can be completely customized and offers powerful API and SDK.

Getting Chat on Screen in OBS is a very effective way to engage users across different platforms. In this article, we will look at different ways to add stream chat to the OBS studio platform.

You can add Twitch Stream Chat to OBS or you can also have your own private chat platform added to OBS Stream

There are many benefits of having your own chat like:

  1. Customization : Completely customize the look and feel of chat
  2. Moderation: Ban users, delete messages and Ban Bad Words
  3. 1-1 Chat: Chat 1-1 with your attendees
The Chat Platform to use is DeadSimpleChat is Dead Simple to add to your OBS Stream and has a Free Plan with all the features available to use.

Adding DeadSimpleChat to your OBS Stream follows the exact same steps as adding Stream Chat to your OBS Stream.

You can also use DeadSimpleChat for Virtual Event Chat and Live Streaming Chat solution

How to Get Chat on Stream OBS

How to add any chat box to OBS

Follow the below steps to add chat on Stream OBS:

Step 1: Get the Chat URL from the provider

The First step is to get the chat URL from the chat provider you can get this in the chat interface or if you are able to open the chat in a new window get the URL from the browser.

In this tutorial we will be using Dead Simple Chat which is a highly saleable chat solution, that can scale up to millions of concurrent users.

Signup for a free Dead Simple Chat account from here

Once's you have create a free account, create a chat room and open the chat room in a new window to copy the chat room url.

Follow the below steps

DeadSimpleChat Website
create a chat room
click on the save button
Click on the open button

It will open the chat room in a new tab, copy the chat room URL, we will need it in the later steps.

Step 2: Open the OBS and click on the "+" icon at the bottom of the OBS software as shown in the figure.

Open the OBS software and click on the "+" icon

Step 3: Click on the browser button

Click on the browser on the OBS Studio

Step 4: Type a name for your chat and click on the 'OK' button

Add stream chat to OBS

Step 5 : Add the chat URL that we have obtained from Step 1

Set the chat provider url

Step 6: Final Chat added to OBS

Chat added to OBS

here is how adding stream chat to OBS is very easy to do.

How to Get Twitch Stream Chat box to OBS

Add Stream Chat to OBS (Twitch Chat)

Twitch account

Adding twitch chat to your OBS Stream is quite simple.

Step 1: Login to your Twitch account

Login to your Twitch Account 

Step 2: Go to your channel

Go to your Channel

Step 3: Open the Stream Chat

Stream Chat Channel

Step 4: Click on the settings button

Click On the Settings button

Step 5: Click on the pop out chat button

Step 6: Copy the URL from the pop out chat

Copy the Stream Chat URL

Step 7: Open your OBS Studio and click on the "+" icon on the bottom

Click on the Plus Icon

Step 9: select browser from the list

select browser from obs menu

Step 10: Name the chat ( we will name it Twitch chat) and click on OK.

Step 11: Add the URL that we copied from the pop out stream chat and adjust the height and width of the chat here and click ok.

Add the stream URL that we copied in step 6

Now you have twitch stream chat added on your OBS stream

ADD Stream Chat as a Dock to OBS

Step A: take the URL that you copied in the step 6 above

Step B: click on view -> Docks -> Custom Browser Docks

Click on the Custom Browser Docks in OBS

Step C: A window opens up name the dock (We will name it Twitch Name Dock) and paste the URL Copied in the step 6 above and Click on the apply button

Now you have the Twitch Chat as a dockable chat. You can dock it in any section of the OBS studio software.

Dockable Stream Chat from Twitch


It is easy to add any streaming chat to OBS Studio and it increasing engagement with the audiences for sure.

Adding Dead Simple Chat to your Stream is a good option if you need customizable experience and features that makes you stand out from the crowd.

DeadSimpleChat also scales upto 10 million participants so if you have lots of viewers rest assured that the chat will work always