In this week’s Video and Livestreaming News, Sam Proof and John Lacey discuss:
- YouTube Handles
- YouTube Community Features being rolled out to more users
- Twitch’s new Guest Star (Beta) Feature
YouTube Handles are a new “URL mechanic” that will let you:
- tag channels with their handle in video descriptions and comments (such as @JohnLacey or @SamProof or @LearnLivestreaming)
- use your handle within a custom URL, such as:
YouTube Community Features roll out
YouTube Community Features are being rolled out to more users (including a brand new account John had, that had 0 videos and 0 subscribers).
Community features allow you to share more with your YouTube audience, including:
- Text posts
- Image posts
- Image and Text polls
- Videos —your own or other users’ videos
Learn about Community posts — YouTube
Twitch’s new Guest Star (Beta) Feature
Guest Star is “a new tool that lets you easily bring up to 5 other Twitch users on stream, including other creators or viewers.” Learn more about Twitch’s Guest Star Feature.
Garrin Perkins on LinkedIn made John aware of a similar product from some former Twitch developers, Ping.gg.