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How can I draw arrows on the board like streamers do?
How can I draw arrows on the board like streamers do?
Updated over a week ago

If you have ever watched a chess video on YouTube, or chess streamers on ChessTV, you have probably seen them drawing colorful arrows and emojis on their screen to explain their moves.

How do they do that? It's easy! And it is a feature everyone on can use, on any board on the site!

How to draw arrows

To draw an arrow simply right-click and drag your mouse across the board in the direction you want the arrow to point. When you let go of the right mouse button the arrow will appear and the point of the arrow will be wherever you let go of your mouse button.




Right click

Yellow - This is the default color

Hold Ctrl + Right-click


Hold Alt + Right-click


Hold Shift + Right-click


Check out this article from Apple support to learn how to right-click on a Mac.

How to highlight squares on the board

To clear all arrows and colors from the board, simply left-click anywhere on the board.

Similar to arrows, you can choose to highlight in red, green, yellow, or blue color. But in the case of squares, the default color is red.



Right click

Red - This is the default color

Ctrl + Right-click


Alt + Right-click


Shift + Right-click


How to draw emojis on the board

The same as highlighted squares and arrows, your opponent can not see the emojis they are only for you and your viewers to see.

  • To add an emoji to the board, click the icon in the upper right corner of the board

  • This will open the emoji menu, where you can select an emoji to use

  • Click on an emoji, then left-click on a square on the board to place it there

  • Click the square again to remove the emoji. Some emojis will also make a fun sound and animation when you click them!

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