How to use Panels in channel description? | Picarto.TV

How to use Panels in channel description?

We have a new paneling system which can be used by all Picarto.TV members instead of the old description box. It can be set up on your channel page so you don't have to go to your settings for this feature!

The new panel system can be entered by going to your channel page. Scroll down and click the "edit panels" toggle on the right. 

Now the panel edit mode will appear. You can add new buttons, change columns, hide panels and customize them:

You can change the number of columns from 2 to 4 that will be displayed in the desktop view. Please keep in mind that mobile viewers will only show 1 or 2 columns depending on their display width!


Edit options

Your panel needs at least a title, an image or a description. The button can never stand alone.

Each panel has a title with a maximum length of 21 characters. The panel image is optional and has a variable resolution. You are able to use either PNG with transparency or JPG/JPEG without transparency. The maximum file size for your panel images is 2.5Mb!

The next input field is your description. This can contain up to 10,000 characters. You can use the regular markdown commands as for the old description box and all the regular chat emojis. You can find our markdown here: picarto.tv/site/markdown

Our newest option are buttons. You can add 1 button per panel if you want and customize the button text as well. For that you can use up to 21 characters. The button can link to a URL or to your email address which will open an email software if you click on it. 

Trusted links

For the buttons we prepared trusted links which will show the logo of the linked service. Currently, we support the following services:

  • PayPal
  • Commiss.io
  • Patreon
  • Ko-Fi

Last but not least, you can hide your panels for later. Let's say you have a weekly stream that requires a special panel for explaination. This can be hidden in all other streams but you can display it for your special stream again. That way you don't have to create a new panel every time.


Opportunity for use

With these panels, you can create many informative blocks like:

  • Your Socials
  • Donations (Patreon etc.)
  • Streaming Schedule
  • General Info
  • Commission Details
  • Frequently Answered Questions etc.

This way you are able to customize your channel description to fit your needs.