YouTube introduces Subscriber only chat to compete with Twitch

YouTube introduces Subscriber only chat to compete with Twitch
YouTube introduces Subscriber only chat to compete with Twitch
YouTube introduces Subscriber only chat to compete with Twitch: Today, YouTube introduces Subscriber-Only chat in the platform to compete with Twitch. This feature is currently on beta testing where it will be available during live streams. This feature is similar to Twitch where it will allow the biggest streamers to keep their chat exclusive for the Subscribers.
This will be a great feature as oftentimes a large number of toxic audiences is found making the chat toxic & in turn harming the community. Instead of random viewers, only subscribers can communicate in the chat. It can be switched off and on during broadcast and streams. Creators can set how old viewers can use the chat feature.
Now only hard-core fans of the streamers can engage in the chat at the platform who have this feature enabled in their streams. This feature went live on May 6th, 2021, where Sub-only mode is currently in Beta mode. There could be some bugs and glitches in the feature, as it is currently under experimentation for the time being. As a result, few streamers got access to the feature, although YouTube is expanding this feature to more streamers soon.
There is no official announcement regarding the global rollout of this feature.
If you are one of the lucky streamers/content creators who got early access to this feature, then it may be tough to figure out how to use this feature initially. You may turn on this feature before going live, however, you can also swap between the broadcast.

How to enable Subscriber only chat on YouTube?

Here is the step-by-step guide to enable subscriber-only chat for YouTube streams.
Step 1• Visit Live Control Room tab
Step 2  • Click on the edit option and choose live chat
Step 3 • Look for the “who can send a message” option
Step 4 • Click on Subscribers to enable sub-only mode
How to enable Subscriber only chat on YouTube?
How to enable Subscriber only chat on YouTube?
Now you all set, you can also choose the time duration of subscribe