YouTube Creators Can Charge for Chats

When a creator is hosting a live stream with chat, they can sell a "Super Chat" to viewers. Still, a kid can easily get a hold of his parents' bank account and use it in commenting on YouTube live stream.

Barbara Macdonald, Product Manager YouTube, in a blog post, wrote: "Anybody watching a live stream can purchase a Super Chat: a highlighted message in the chat stream that stands out from the crowd to get even more of your favourite creator's attention". The message remains pinned to the top of the thread for up to 5 hours, so fans will have more time to be noticed by YouTube stars. Viewers can click on that button and send a certain amount of money to the YouTuber.

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The news came as YouTube announced it was scrapping a separate monetisation option for content creators - Fan Funding.

Why just chat when you can Super Chat? Like Super Chat, Twitch Cheering lets you financially support your favorite streamers within Chat.

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Now there's a way to make your message stand out: Super Chat. The feature is going into a beta starting today and will be available to only a couple YouTube users, including Great Library and Alex Wassabi. The more you pay, the longer the comment gets pinned to the top. It allowed viewers to make voluntary payments to content creators to directly support their income.

Select the dollar sign within a live chat. The launch of this new tool comes amid the video-sharing platform's decision to terminate its video monetization feature, called Fan Funding. The feature previously enabled YouTubers to receive donations from fans during live chats and on their main channel page. However, it plans to broadly launch the feature on January 31, with creators from 20 countries and viewers in more than 40 countries, it added. Tell me in the comments. As of today, YouTube has stopped accepting new sign-ups for the feature, though it will continue to work on channels where it's enabled until February 28.

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