YouTube Introduces Three Twitch-Inspired Features • Eurogamer.net
YouTube is getting several new live streaming features today, and they may seem quite familiar, as all three have been popular features on Twitch for some time.
As seen by The edge, YouTube streamers will now be able to create polls within their chats and limit chats to subscribers only. Viewers will now also be able to create broadcast clips.
While the features aren’t the most original, they should give YouTube streamers a bit more control over their communities. The subscriber-only chat option is a useful way to moderate the discussion and discourage any unwanted comments from new viewers. Polls provide another way for viewers to stay engaged in the action, and are a useful tool for streamers looking to find out what their community wants to see next.
In the meantime, clips are a useful way for viewers to mark remarkable moments from hour-long broadcasts and then share those moments on social media. The feature was tested by YouTube earlier this year, and will be available to those with 1000 subscribers or more.