English is not my native language and I can't figure it out what's the name of these specifical info objects (if there ever was a name). Just to clarify a bit, I'm talking about those animated boxes that overlay some videos in order to present the name of the speaker, or the topic covered in that section, etc. Could someone help?

Edit: Here's an example from a streamer:

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That kind of overlay I'm talking about. Thing is, I can't find a way to proper search over the internet for this specific kind of object.


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I just found out after some hours of searching that it's called a lower third.

Edit: There is a great studiobinder post on their website explaining the term and its meaning:


The first time I came to the term was searching through Envato Elements's website for assets and features for my website. Here's the search page:


  • can you add some sources / references / citations for that? It would make your answer more complete and help others looking for the same thing.
    – Luciano
    Commented Jul 23, 2020 at 8:22
  • English is my native language. I've never heard that term used in that sense. "Lower third" might refer to the position of something on a screen, but not for an object itself. Do you have a reference for this? I mean it could possibly be video editing jargon, but then that wouldn't be something most native English speakers would recognize.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Jul 24, 2020 at 15:43
  • Added some sources there! Commented Jul 25, 2020 at 5:22
  • And apparently it is indeed a graphic term for the thing, since it narrows 100% of the objects I've described. They're really called like that. Commented Jul 25, 2020 at 5:23
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    @ItaloMarinho - looks like it is video/film-maker jargon or terminology. It's not something I've come across in graphic design. Also note that video editing questions are off-topic here. This is graphic design. In future perhaps post similar questions on Video Production Stack Exchange.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Jul 25, 2020 at 9:00

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