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YouTube’s all new ‘Super Chat' feature lets users pay to pin comments on live streams broadcast

siliconreview YouTube’s all new ‘Super Chat' feature lets users pay to pin comments on live streams broadcast

The tech giant Google is set to commence a new service for YouTube by letting users pay a few dollars to pin comments or questions to live streams broadcast by famous content creators. Well that’s not all; it also offers YouTubers a new way of monetizing their online activities by way of comments getting noticed.

Well, the idea behind it all is to unite content creators and fans during live stream events broadcast on the platform, during which viewers can interrelate with YouTubers by asking questions or leaving comments via a chat function. While, another reason was to boost visibility - especially if there are hundreds or even thousands of people watching.

This all new "Super Chat" function will allow viewers to pay a few dollars to pin a message in pride of place at the top of the chat window. "Super Chat" messages will stay pinned at the top of the chat for up to five hours for maximum visibility, grabbing the attention of other viewers, as well as creators, who can reply at their leisure. Users can also choose the amount they pay to pin their "Super Chat" message. The more they pay, the longer the comment will be pinned.

Well, the all new amazing service is expected to roll out more widely from Tuesday, January 31 for creators in 20 countries looking to monetize their activities. "Super Chat" replaces "Fan Funding," allowing viewers to make donations to YouTubers, which closes February 28.