Once again the developer community is picking up the slack where the official stuff isn't working on Linux. This time it's the turn of the Discord Overlay.
What is it? The Discord Overlay allows you to show helpful things on your screen for video creation, livestreaming or just playing games with friends. For example, having the name and avatar up of people in a specific voice chat room, to show exactly who is talking and when (amongst other things like text chat too!). Not only that, anyone who uses Discord to chat during gaming sessions on Linux can benefit, since it displays on top of your game. For people with only one monitor it can make chatting with friends much easier.
Thankfully now, you can do so on Linux too and quite easily!
All thanks the "Discord Overlay for Linux" project which hooks up with the official Discord StreamKit Overlay, allowing you to easily set it all up. You pick the server and channel, then use the dedicated sliders in the application to adjust the position on your screen. If you're making a video or livestreaming, you can then use OBS Studio to capture it too. Super useful to know about!
It might not (yet) do everything the official Discord overlay can do on Windows but it's a damn fine start.
Take a look at the Discord Overlay for Linux on GitHub if you find it useful. It's a little rough right now as it's quite early, even so it worked perfectly in our testing and did exactly what we needed. So you can look out for it in future GamingOnLinux livestreams on Twitch.