Show viewer comments onscreen in your LIVE video with vMix Social!

Luria Petrucci 12.08.2017 5 comments

Have you noticed the way we’ve been sharing viewer’s comments onscreen recently? Wondering how you can do the same in your LIVE shows? Then this is the one for you!

Most people (not all, but most) love the recognition of getting a mention or having their comment read during LIVE, and getting their name, face, and comment to appear onscreen. It’s one more part of the back-and-forth connection that makes LIVE so powerful.

We get comments from Facebook and YouTube to appear at the bottom of our screen by using vMix Social. We’re using vMix as our streaming software, so the social component fits right in. You’ll need to be at Level 3 or Level 4 (running streaming software on a computer) for this to work (no option for phones – sorry!).

The vMix Social software allows me to view comments, choose, the ones I want to share, and add them to a queue. Then I can bring the comments up on the stream as as I want and they fit into the conversation. And I can do that all from my desk, while on-camera. Our producer could do this, but he doesn’t have to – perfect for one-person operations! The look of the comments is customizable, so you can make sure it looks good with your other on-screen graphics.

Do you want to make on-screen viewer comments a part of your show? Let me know what you plan to do in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “Show viewer comments onscreen in your LIVE video with vMix Social!”

  1. Like if i am riding bike and my back seated friend is playing music on mobile and also doing live video will it creat any issue.

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