“YouTube Is Working on Gifted Members” Valkyrae Hints at YouTube’s Plans to Promote Streaming

Published 10/04/2021, 9:09 AM EDT


Valkyrae is one of the most famous content creators in the world. Last year, she left Twitch for YouTube Gaming only to become the fastest growing and most-viewed female streamer of the year. Valkyrae has a huge list of followers and is the co-owner of the American lifestyle and gaming organization 100 Thieves.

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In a recent stream, Valkyrae, while talking to her fans, stated that YouTube might be working on bringing prime subs to its platform and users. 

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Valkyrae says YouTube is going to bring Prime Subs to the platform

During her live stream, the 29-year-old content creator talked about YouTube’s future plans. She said, “I don’t think it’s free you guys are… we don’t have a sort of prime but YouTube is working on gifted members and some sort of prime that’s not a prime.”

When replying to a fan’s comment, Valkyrae further added, “free it’s not free bro, wait is it free?” Twitch has had gifted subs for some time now. Gifted subs are subs that can be presented to other users in a stream. They are similar to a regular sub. Users who receive the gifted sub will gain access to things like emotes or the ability to chat in the stream.

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This can be huge for users as well as other streamers if YouTube is working on a feature like this. It seems like the rivalry between Twitch and YouTube is not going to end anytime soon. Plus, YouTube has also been adding a lot of streaming-friendly features like theater mode on mobile devices, to name one.

And notable streamers like Valkyrae hinting towards gifted subs surely sparks a ton of conversations. Twitch has been one of the best streaming platforms for a long while, but YouTube is giving stiff competition. With streamers like TimTheTatman, Dr.Lupo, and others making the switch to YouTube Gaming, Twitch has to rethink its strategy going forward.

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But this does not mean YouTube is completely immune to problems. The platform still needs to offer more credit and spotlight to the live streaming side of things and figure out ways to engage the audience.

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Shubhendu Vatsa

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An eSports writer for EssentialySports, Shubhendu is a BTech IT graduate who was working with SecureKloud as a cloud engineer. Meanwhile, he was also writing feature articles for Sportskeeda. He loves to immerse himself in playing GTA and playing Call of Duty.

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