Support YouTube creators by paying for a 'Super Chat'

Are you a fan of YouTube live streaming content creators? If so, you can now support your favorite personality while connecting to them more strongly thanks to YouTube 'Super Chat.' Anyone watching a YouTube live stream can purchase a Super Chat by tapping on the dollar sign ($) inside a live chat. A Super Chat gives the buyer a highlighted message in the chat stream that will certainly catch the attention of the creator. Depending on how much money has been spent, the Super Chat will stay pinned to the top of the chat stream for as long as five hours.

Currently, a small number of creators have Super Chat available such as iHasCupquake, Great Library (buzzbean11) and Alex Wassabi. On January 31st, that number will increase as creators in 20 countries and viewers in 40 countries will support the new feature.

To make your Super Chat stand out, it will be highlighted in different colors depending on how much is spent. A countdown timer will keep track of the time remaining, and a Super Chat can be taken down before time expires. The feature is available for Android users now, with iOS support coming later.

If you want to let YouTube creators know how much you appreciate their work, and help support their efforts, leave them a Super Chat.

source: YouTube via Engadget

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5 Comments

1. The_Godfather

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Oh damn !! What a time to be alive.

2. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

For the people having problems getting attention, anyway, more money for the Youtubers

3. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I support YouTubers by watching stupid ads. I'll pass

4. Darkkracker

Posts: 255; Member since: Jun 11, 2016

+1. smartest thing I read all day!

5. redgetan

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

Well it makes sense for them to add the feature. Twitch, Younow, and so many other livestreaming platforms already support it. So it was only a matter of time.

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