Facebook Live widgets are visual addons that capture components from your Facebook post and embeds them directly onto your stream. These include live comments, post reactions, as well as animation, and a poll/counter for live reactions.


  1. Facebook Live Comments

  2. Facebook Live Reactions Animation

  3. Facebook Live Reactions Counter

  4. Facebook Post Reactions

These widgets are not pre-installed, but you can install them through the Plugin Store. Once installed, you'll be able to find them under Add source and then Facebook Widgets.


Facebook Live Comments

This widget displays the comments feed on your Facebook Live video post. You can also customize the chat display’s colors, fonts, and text size.

Adding the Facebook Live Comments widget

  • Click Add source > Facebook Widgets then select Live Comments.

This widget will automatically connect to your live video if you've authenticated your Facebook account with XSplit Broadcaster. It will display Not connected to any Facebook Live post if you're are not currently broadcasting to Facebook Live.

Right-click on it to show its properties window.

Facebook Live Comments properties

  • Account
    Display the currently authenticated Facebook account. Your Facebook account is automatically authenticated with the plugin if you log in to XSplit Broadcaster using your Facebook credentials.
    Click on Switch account to switch and authenticate a different Facebook account.

  • Source

    Displays which Facebook Live post the widget is connected to. This is set to Automatic by default and will connect to the Facebook Live post you are currently broadcasting to. You can also change this manually by clicking the drop-down.
    The status below will also display if the widget is Connected or Not Connected

  • Chat Box

    Changes the chat box's background color. Click to choose from a preset palette or to enter a hex triplet.

  • Opacity

    Changes the chat box's background opacity. The opacity slider will go from 0 to 100 percent.

  • Viewers

    Changes the font and color of the viewers' names. Colors can be chosen from a preset pallet or an entered hex triplet while the fonts can be chosen from the drop-down. (Fonts shown will come from those installed in Windows)

  • Message

    Changes the font and color of the viewers' comments. Colors can be chosen from a preset pallet or an entered hex triplet while the fonts can be chosen from the drop-down. (Fonts shown will come from those installed in Windows)

  • Text Size

    Changes the size of the viewers' names and comments. Can be changed to a minimum of 8px small and a maximum of 200px large.

  • Text Direction

    Changes the direction of how the comments scroll.

  • Hide user icons

    Enable to hide viewers' profile pictures from being displayed with their comments.

  • Hide timestamps

    Enable to hide the timestamps shown with viewers' comments.

  • Hide chat when idle for x sec

    Hides the widget after a set amount of time. Idle time can be changed to a minimum of 10 seconds and a maximum of 1000 minutes (60000 seconds).

  • One-line entries

    Enable to display both the viewers' names and comments in a single line.


Facebook Live Reactions Animation

This shows off a stream of live reactions to your Facebook video as they happen on stream. You can customize the speed, size, direction, and select specific reactions you want to show.

Adding the Facebook Live Reactions Animation widget

  • Click Add source > Facebook Widgets then select Live Reactions Animation.

Facebook Live Reactions Animation properties

  • Animation

    Select either Reaction Stream or Pop In/Out. Reaction Stream sets the reactions to slide in from left to right.

  • Type

    Choose whether to animate the reaction emojis as a moving directional stream(Reaction Stream) or have the reaction emojis pop in and out randomly(Pop In/Out).

  • Direction (Reaction Stream only)

    Choose which direction the emojis will scroll past in the Reaction Stream. Options for both horizontal and vertical travel are available.

  • Reaction Emoji Toggle

    Enable or disable which reactions will show on the widget.

  • Time

    Adjust the time frame that the animation will finish. The animation time can be changed to a minimum of 1 second and to a maximum of 180 seconds.

  • Time Variation

    Adjust the variance of the set animation time. Setting this to 0% will make all animations complete at the exact time set.

  • Emoji Size

    Changes the size that the reaction emojis appear in the widget. The size can be as small as 8px or up to 999px large.

  • Size Variation

    Enable to hide viewers' profile pictures from being displayed with their comments.


Facebook Live Reactions Counter

Facebook Live Reactions Counter keeps a live count of your Facebook Live stream reactions – Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry. You can customize the text colors and labels, and select specific reactions you want to show.

Adding the Facebook Post Reactions widget

  • Click Add source > Facebook Widgets then select Post Reactions.

Facebook Post Reactions properties

  • Post URL

    Copy and paste the URL of the Facebook post that you want to have the reactions displayed. Allowed URLs are public posts, posts on the authenticated account's timeline, or pages that they manage. The status above will also display if the widget is Connected or Not Connected

  • Type

    Choose whether to display a Reaction Poll or Reaction Counter.

  • Show Reactions and Labels

    Enable or disable which reactions will show on the widget as well as replace their labels.

  • Counter BG

    Changes the counter's background color. Click to choose from a preset palette or to enter a hex triplet.

  • Opacity

    Changes the counter's background opacity. The opacity slider will go from 0 to 100 percent.

  • Counter / Label

    Changes the font and color of the counter and their labels. Colors can be chosen from a preset pallet or an entered hex triplet while the fonts can be chosen from the drop-down.
    (Fonts shown will come from those installed in Windows)


Facebook Post Reactions

Unlike Reactions Counter, this widget keeps a live count of any post on your Facebook timeline – Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry. You can customize the text colors and labels, and select specific reactions you want to show.

Adding the Facebook Post Reactions widget

Click on Add source > Facebook Widgets then select Post Reactions.

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