Level up your Facebook stream and become like the stars with cool Facebook alerts from OWN3D. Thank your viewers for supporting you and generate extra engagement with OWN3D’s cool designs!
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What are Facebook stream alerts and why should you use them?
Facebook alerts are audiovisual elements that appear on the screen whenever a viewer does some sort of an action to support you. At OWN3D, you're sure to find the perfect design for your stream setup, and with it, a way to directly thank your viewers for their support!
Most streamers also play some sort of musical sting or short song sample to augment their alerts. Making them fancy and easy to notice makes it all the more likely that a single subscriber turns into a cascade of support, much like how Twitch’s own Hype Train works.
Facebook alerts will help you stand out and to reward your viewers for supporting you. It is a great way to make your content look like the biggest streams in the world and to build your loyal community in the process. What the big boys are pumping out around the clock. Not only are these alerts attractive and nice to look at, but they are also excellent community-building tools!
Streaming on Facebook: everything you need to know
So what are the headline items of Facebook’s streaming endeavors? The platform is quickly encroaching on YouTube in terms of live gaming content, overtaking the big red site in Q3 2021 with 1.29 billion hours watched compared to the big red site’s 1.13 billion total hours watched. (Twitch posted a whopping 5.79 billion, so there’s still a lot of room to grow.) Stable 1080p 60FPS streaming, great mobile broadcasting functionality, plus integration with your existing profile makes it an interesting platform to experiment with. The fact that Facebook takes 0% of your earnings as a streamer also helps, though this particular sweetener will expire in 2022.
Don’t just shrug the platform away as Boomerbook, either: though it’s true that the GenZ demographic isn’t really spending all that much time on Facebook, the 18-24 and 25-35 year-olds still make up by far the largest chunk of the userbase.
This, coupled with innovative new ideas like a simple “play with the streamer” button using Facebook’s own integrated casual games, allows for a unique way to leverage your personal network at the start of your content creation journey.
Facebook Gaming: Earn money with Facebook streams
In 2018, the company launched Facebook Gaming, providing another avenue for gamers to create popular livestreaming content beyond YouTube and Twitch. According to reporting from Business Insider, Facebook Gaming offers higher viewer conversion rates and less competition than Twitch or YouTube for content creators. This also makes the platform an interesting option for aspiring streamers.
The Level Up program was launched in 2018 to support emerging gaming content creators. Grow large enough, and you will become a dedicated partner with even better terms and options, including great monetization opportunities! If you want to know more aboutearning money with Facebook Gaming, check out our tutorial!
How to choose the best Facebook alerts for you
Who are you and what’s your style? Why are your viewers coming to watch you, and specifically you, and what is that little something special that keeps them around? That is what your choice of stream design and alerts should convey to your fans. It also doesn’t hurt if the Facebook alerts of your choice match the kind of content you create in general. Just consider a couple of handy examples. Rainbows and unicorns in the middle of an exciting CoD match or a scream-inducing horror game? That’s usually a no-no, unless that is specifically your unique thing! Super-dark and super-serious alerts for bubbly fun streamers who are just chatting into the webcam? That also doesn’t sound like the best idea. If pixel art and retro games are your thing, maybe you should not choose something ultra-futuristic, because it would also clash with your streaming style. Have you got a better idea now of what you’re looking for? We’ve put together a couple of examples below to further inspire you:
Enhance the nostalgia factor with these PixelWorld Alerts to conquer the hearts of your gamer viewers!Check it out!
Raven always keeps a close eye on who drops a follow, a subscription or a donation.Check it out!
These neon alerts are simple but effective, giving your stream the perfect flair to match any LED lights in your background.Check it out!
If you are musically minded on your streams, then these alerts will hit all the high notes.Check it out!
How to set up your Facebook alerts
Download and install OBS: check out ourOBS tutorialif you need help with OBS Studio!
Connect your Facebook account with StreamElements or Streamlabs.
To set up your Facebook alerts with StreamElements and add the browser source to your OBS, take a look at our detailed guide onStreamElements overlaysand alerts.
The setup process is also straightforward enough if you’re using Streamlabs for your Facebook alerts: if you are wonderinghow to set up Streamlabs, check out our guide!
Upload your new OWN3D Facebook alerts into StreamElements or Streamlabs and you’re ready to go!
Frequently asked questions about Facebook alerts
From a user perspective, there is basically no difference. Our alert packages are designed to be compatible with all other major streaming tools and platforms, so you’re always going to be covered!
You could stream without alerts, but why would you want to? Implementing alerts is low-hanging fruit for creators to increase engagement, and there’s a reason why you see them on all the big streams. At the end of the day, it is nice to give a little something back to those who decide to support you and your content, and this is one of the best ways to do so. There is really no reason not to use them, especially if you find an appealing and cool design!
You definitely should cover the basics – donations, stars, or any other form of support. Just keep in mind that not all platforms are created equally! Twitch has cheers and raids, YouTube has Superchat, Facebook has the stars system. Keep these differences in mind when setting up your alerts! You don’t have to worry though: our alert packages at OWN3D are compatible with all streaming platforms and we’ve got handy step-by-step guides to ensure that you don’t get lost along the way.
Setting up Facebook alerts is easy and works the same way as it would with any other platform. Scroll up for our step-by-step guide!
Most big Facebook streamers you are watching have StreamElements or Streamlabs connected with their Facebook accounts and set up all their alerts like this. All you have to do is connect your Facebook account with one of those services, set up your alerts and add the browser source into your OBS and you’re good to go! If you need help scroll up to our setup guide.