How to Create a Platform Overlay

Platform Overlays have an icon for each of the most popular social and donation platforms, as well as text for you to input your social media handle, page, etc.

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Types of Platform Overlays

Switcher has templated overlays for the following Social Platforms:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • SnapChat
  • TikTok
  • Twitch
  • Twitter
  • YouTube

Switcher also provides templated overlays for these Donation Platforms:

  • CashApp
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Patreon
  • Tithely
  • Givelify
  • Zelle

How to Create a Platform Overlay

To create a Platform Overlay:

  • Open the Switcher app on your iOS device.
  • Tap the Plus (+) icon. (iPhone only)
  • Tap New Livestream.
  • Tap Horizontal or Vertical.
  • Tap Enter Studio.
  • Tap the blue plus icon.
  • Tap Text & Graphics.
  • Tap Platform Overlays.
  • Select the template you would like to use.
  • Tap Icon to select the platform logo you would like to use.
    • If you would like to use a custom logo, tap More in the top-right corner to select an new image file from your device or Switcher Cloud.
  • Adjust the size, background color, and text color to fit your production.
  • Tap Done in the top-right corner.
  • The Platform Overlay will now appear in the Sources panel.
  • Tap the Platform Overlay to display it in the live window.

Note: Social Overlays are graphics, so there is not a way to include clickable URLs.

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