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San Francisco: The Google spinoff streaming platform YouTube has rolled out custom, Twitch-like emotes known as 'YouTube Emotes'.
The company's blog post said that 'YouTube Emotes' is a new way for users to express themselves with fun images across streams and comments.
"Emotes are amusing collections of still images that users can use to create a sense of community," the post read.
Similar feature is present in Twitch, another interactive live-streaming platform.
To use YouTube Emotes, click on the emoji picker in live chat or comments and the available emotes and emojis will be displayed.
The new emotes also have specific names that users can type to autocomplete in live chat. To give it a try, type ":cat-orange-whistling:" in a live chat.
"We're starting with emotes created for Gaming but are working on bringing even more themes of emotes in the future, so stay tuned for emotes for even more communities," the platform said.
The company in its post said that the gaming emotes are created by independent artists, Abelle Hayford, Guy Field, and Yujin Won.
Last month, YouTube launched the 'Live Q&A' feature which allows users to create and manage Q&A sessions in the live chat during their streams and premieres by using 'Live Control Room'.
Previously, the app revamped its design for Android and iOS platform, in which new features are added with upgraded looks. The appearance of frequently used buttons such as 'like', 'dislike' and 'subscribe' are changed for minimizing distraction according to the company.