Feature Suggestions

Streamlabs OBS Moving the chat box

The idea is simple, I'm already lovin Streamlabs OBS but there is one tiny thing that I would personally find really usefull

So in my streaming setup I have my gaming monitor on the left and my streaming software on the right. that right screen is rather big so i would have to look over the the right side of that big screen to see the chat there. in that instance my sight is quite far from the game.

This might not seem like to big of a deal but it is to more competitive gamers. a simple solution would be if there was an option to move the Chat to the left of the screen.

  • Fubuki990
  • Jan 8 2018
  • Already exists
  • noobylife103 commented
    29 Sep 02:03pm
    well fuck is nothing in 2 yearsplas do somthing about this is just anoying 
  • TheJohnGalt commented
    2 May, 2019 09:26pm

    gg just found out it does exist. go to settings, appearance, and then click on the left option. you'll see it if you go to settings and then appearance. 

  • TheJohnGalt commented
    2 May, 2019 09:25pm

    Is there any plan to have this implemented soon? Looks like this post is over a year old yet I have not found anything about having the customized option to move the chat box at all. Would be super helpful since the streamlabs obs live feature has everything I need on it and i'd like to be able to use just that, but I HAVE to have the chat box on the left side because of how my two monitors are setup.

  • GingerMouse commented
    23 Mar, 2019 12:29pm

    I would love to be able to move the chat box to the left, my SLOBS monitor is on my right so I have to look waaaay right to read the chat, sometimes when I'm playing a game I miss someone asking me a question until I physically turn my head. Streamelements have it dockable on both sides so hopefully Streamlabs can do something similar.

  • FateEntity commented
    22 Jan, 2019 02:57am

    Thanks SomeKind and rustyhalf!! Made SLOBS such a better experience now that I can move the chat box! :D DeBiskop, see the above 2 comments above you, you can move it to the left side or popout.

  • DeBiskop commented
    13 Jan, 2019 11:06pm

    I see all these new ideas posting back in January, and we still don't have them. Really disappointing to find crucial functions have been ignored for a whole year+

  • rustyhalfsack commented
    21 Sep, 2018 03:40am

    Settings on chat box -> popout.

    Opens your chat box into a window so you can move it and place it where ever you want. One downside I have ran into is that if I click on different tabs sometimes it will minimize the window. Simple alt tab to obs and then open the browser with the chat box. 

  • SomeKindOfOctopus commented
    27 Feb, 2018 07:57am

    Settings -> Appearance -> Show the live dock (chat) on the left side

  • CathodeXT commented
    17 Feb, 2018 04:20pm

    As for me, my second monitor is vertical 1080p one and I can't see chat at all which really sucks... Please add more options, also a quick way to open recordings folder and such, some things are improved and some are worse compared to basic obs, I would prefer for no features to be removed, just added.

  • This_Cat_Streams commented
    29 Jan, 2018 05:42am

    Yeah this would make it a lot easier my gaming monitor is also on the left and it makes it a little harder to read the intergrated Slobs Twitch chat. A little button around the chat area to flip it to the left would be great.


    I need to move my head to read the chat at the moment on Slobs when my old setup with OBS studio I used to have popout chat in the desired area I only needed to my eyes.


    But yeah all in all this would pretty much make the software perfect for me.