YouTube is expanding access to Super Chat and Super Stickers donation options and adding commenting tools to comments to increase usability in more markets.
First in Super Chat: As announced in the latest “Creator Insider” update, YouTube is expanding access to Super Chat and Super Stickers to streamers in Malaysia, Kenya, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and Turks and Caicos Islands.
This means both options are now available in most regions, with a complete list of availability on YouTube’s Super Chat help page.
YouTube first released Super Stickers in 2019, featuring animated portraits of characters that are another way to donate to live streams.
Viewers can assign stickers in comment streams to make their comments stand out, with a percentage of the purchase price of each sticker going to the creator.
YouTube is developing its streamer donation tools and offering more creative options for creators, with other add-ons like “Super Thanks” giving users the ability to donate in-stream and get instant recognition from the broadcaster.
It’s important to expand the tools to monetize the creator because as Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, and Twitter want to provide more direct incentives for their best users to post more often, the race is now offering more packages and attract the biggest stars and their audience to each app.
Super Chat and Super Stickers seem especially popular with game streamers, and now more game creators can earn more from their efforts on YouTube.
In addition, YouTube is also introducing a new comment translation option in the YouTube mobile app, which provides instant streaming translation.
In addition, channel subscribers who visit the submission page will see the “Recently Sent List” by default, while non-subscribers will see the “Popular” screen, which can show their best posts to new users.
The loading panel test has only been tested on Android, there are no plans for a full-scale release yet.