YouTube Gaming Set to Rival Twitch as Platform Introduces Beloved Streaming Feature

Published 09/13/2021, 2:27 PM EDT


Following DrLupo and TimTheTatman’s arrival on the platform, YouTube Gaming has even more enticing news for the community. Officials recently announced that they will be adding another beloved feature to take the user experience to the next level.

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Head of Gaming, Ryan Watt, took to Twitter to reveal BetterTTV’s plans for the new update. Update version 7.4.0 will bring the best emotes they have to offer to YouTube live chat. And Ryan also shared the image of the pop-up that users can expect as a part of the announcement, using Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob to express how he feels about the update.

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All ongoings in the world of YouTube Gaming

Things have been looking better than ever for YouTube gaming ever since big names in the streaming community made the switch. Among these was, Warzone and Fortnite legend, TimTheTatman. The streamer also received a warm welcome with over 100k viewers joining his stream.

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Yesterday (September 12, 2021) on Twitter, along with Ryan Watt, BetterTTV also announced that their emotes will now be available on YouTube live chats as well. Better Twitch TV is a project by the community that is responsible for adding new features to Twitch’s website.

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They look to improve the overall experience of the viewers while keeping in mind the necessities of a streamer as well. All extra emotes and ban/unban features along with much more are all the work of BetterTTV.

The update is coming out slowly but surely on all browsers as BTTV waits for “Google to approve their application”. It has been noticed that all browsers other than Google Chrome get the updates much faster as the officials at Google generally take their sweet time when it comes to reviews the updates.

BetterTTV also plans on adding a feature that will enable Twitch and YouTube accounts to be linked to each other. This way, users will be able to use the same emotes across both the major streaming platforms. Unfortunately, this might only be available for BTTV Pro Subscription.

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Twitch’s emotes now coming to YouTube bridges the gap between the two even further. Which platform do you think will come out on top in the coming years?

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Tanay Grover

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Tanay Grover, an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, is currently pursuing his Bachelors of Technology. Before finding his way into the world of eSports, he worked on Social Media management. An enthusiastic football player who never played any other game except FIFA, he found his calling when he started playing Valorant and Pokemon GO.

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