The announcement from Wyatt can be found embedded below.
DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND...— Ryan Wyatt (@Fwiz) January 28, 2021
We are launching a new product on @YouTube
🚨 CLIPS 🚨
It’s in experiment on a limited number of channels, but we recognize how important this feature is to Viewers, Creators, and Publishers for both Live and VOD!
Read more: https://t.co/STKjOfCMco https://t.co/BUtAWi6BzZ
For streamers that prefer YouTube to Twitch, this could be a very big deal! It can be difficult for potential new viewers to get a feel for a channel's strengths, and clips allow content creators to curate the highlights. This has worked very well for streamers on Twitch, and it's hard to imagine that it won't find an equal amount of success on YouTube, as well. The platform will also be able to look at some of the issues that Twitch has run into with clips, giving YouTube a chance to truly improve on the concept.
Apparently, YouTube will be using this testing period to get an idea of how to best implement the feature. According to the company's blog on the topic, it will be listening to user feedback to see ways that it can make the feature work best.
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