YouTube, the world’s largest video platform, is on the agenda today with its planned YouTube Emotes system for live broadcasts. YouTube Emotes is a version of Twitch emotes for YouTube live streams. Google said that for now, they have prepared game-oriented emotes but that they will multiply them. The emotes are designed by Abelle Hayford, Guy Field, and Yujin Won.
The emotes you’re familiar with from Twitch are now on YouTube
Google offers access to emoticons through the “smiley face” icon in the chat section of live broadcasts. Emojis are also available alongside emoticons, making messages more visual and attention-grabbing. Also, some ready-made emotes familiar from Twitch have also been added to YouTube. Emotes such as game over and GG are available, although frequently used emotes such as pogchamp are not included.
Google makes the following statement about YouTube Emotes: “Sometimes words can’t do full credit to the moment. Now you have YouTube Emotes, a new way to express yourself with fun images in streams and comments when you’re out of words!” In addition, the company said in a community post about the upcoming process: “We started with emotes created for gaming, but we’re working to bring even more in the future, so stay tuned!”
YouTube recently made news with the opening sound it added to its TV app. Now it is heard briefly when the application is opened. So why did the company feel the need to take such a step years later? The company’s statement on this issue was as follows: “The idea behind the sound is that it’s vibrant, engaging, and easily recognizable. As soon as you hear it, even if you’re far away from your TV, you’ll know that something is about to open on YouTube.” Basically, Google wants you to hear, or know, that YouTube is on, even if you’re not in front of the TV.