On its platform, YouTube is introducing YouTube emotes, which are emotes in the Twitch style.
The emotes, which are currently themed around gaming, were created by three independent illustrators. The emotes can be used on a variety of channels, but the streaming platform will soon offer additional options to appeal to other communities.
for the times where words just aren’t enough… introducing YouTube Emotes! ?— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) December 5, 2022
now everyone can join in & react to all the biggest Ws across streams w/ new emotes.
we’re starting with emotes for Gaming but more types of emotes to come, stay tuned?
more: https://t.co/H2iZYffWAS pic.twitter.com/rpTmVvnCtj
In the chat or comment section, users can use the emotes by clicking the smiling face icon. The YouTube Emotes will appear under the emoji picker option if the user is a member of a channel that provides custom emojis.
In addition, it comes with a pre-installed system that assigns specific names to the icons for auto-complete. Previously, a number of Twitch communities had access to such emotes.