YouTube has begun rolling out Timed Reactions within live streams to all eligible YouTube Creators, giving viewers yet another method to interact with live-streams.
Timed Reactions by YouTube
The new method YouTube is following this time is an extension of YouTube’s ‘Timed Reactions‘, which were introduced in 2016. Users may highlight a specific moment in the video’s playing with an emoji label using Timed Reactions, which will be visible to other viewers.
YouTube said in their announcement “Viewers on iOS can now react to live streams in real-time by tapping the reaction that corresponds to how they are feeling. Both creators and other viewers will see the reactions but they will not be able to see which user left which reaction as reactions are anonymous.”.
This new feature by YouTube will draw more attention to the live-stream and provide YouTube Creators with a better idea of what their audience finds most interesting.