YouTube gets several new live streaming features today, and they may seem pretty familiar, as all three of them have been popular features on Twitch for some time.
As discovered by The Verge, YouTube streamers will now be able to create polls inside their chats, limiting the chats to subscribers only. Viewers will now also be able to make clips of streams.
While the features are hardly the most original, they should give YouTube streamers a little more control over their communities. The subscriber-only chat option is a useful way to moderate discussions and counter unwelcome drive-by comments from new viewers. Polls give viewers another way to stay engaged in the action ̵
Clips, meanwhile, are a useful way for viewers to notice remarkable moments from hour-long streams, and then share those moments on social media. The feature was tested by YouTube earlier this year and will be available to those with 1,000 subscribers or more.