YouTube is now adding new features to its platform including some that are similar to the popular streaming platform Twitch.
YouTube is reportedly bringing new platforms to its popular video and now live streaming platform that are similar to those of Twitch. As reported by MobileSyrup, the platform is getting new features namely the Subscriber-only chat, Clips, and Live Polls.
The article by PhoneArena notes that the new features are coming to YouTube’s live streaming platform.
1st YouTube new feature
The first new YouTube feature is called Clips. This will allow subscribers to capture from 5 to 60 second clips during live streaming in order for them to share these Clips on social media or maybe other platforms.
YouTubers can also disable this particular feature from the official YouTube Studio’s Advanced Settings. The particular feature is currently only available for those streamers that pass the requirement.
In order to get this feature, the YouTube streamers should have a minimum of 1,000 total subscribers.
2nd YouTube new feature
The second feature that is coming to the platform is the introduction of the Subscriber-only chat. The name itself is already quite self-explanatory. The cool thing about this feature is that it would possibly help the streamer moderate the chat.
This can help the streamer avoid those pesky annoying passer-bys dropping in the YouTube community conversation. YouTubers will also be given the option to be able to determine just how long a certain subscriber should be subbed in order for them to send messages and participate in the chat.
3rd YouTube new feature
The last YouTube feature that is to be expected is the live polls. The polls is a way to provide YouTubers the possibility of knowing their public likes and giving subscribers a way for them to engage along with their favorite streamers.
The new polls feature will only be made visible on the livestream and not when a certain video is in replay. The polls will give individuals 2 to 4 options. Users can simply set up a live poll from the official Google support page.
Streamers engaging with their audience
The new feature could be a huge advantage to streamers that are looking for new ways for them to communicate with their audiences. Livestreams used to be limited to just comments but with the new features, YouTube streamers might be able to make the most out of their livestreams by engaging more with their audience.
For those into YouTube streaming, it does help to have the right equipment. This includes the addition of a webcam with microphone or a high quality 4K webcam. The outcome of the stream can also depend heavily on the YouTuber’s equipment which is why it is recommended that professional or even just beginning streamers invest in good equipment like a high quality webcam.