YouTube reveals new live content layout for channels to rival Twitch

YouTube Play Partners Manager Jake Curtis has revealed a new layout for channel pages that will put more emphasis on live content across the platform.

Over the past few years, YouTube Gaming has continued to grow into a platform that rivals Twitch for live streaming.

They’ve acquired a plethora of big name talent like Valkyrae, Fuslie, TimTheTatman, and more.

On September 15, YouTube Play Partners Manager Jake Curtis revealed “highly requested” channel page updates that will begin rolling out to the platform this fall.

YouTube unveils new channel pages and layout

In the recently announced redesign, channel pages will split content between long, short and live content on each account, giving creators a way to separate their content between different tabs.

Besides that, they announced in a video that they will also activate an algorithm that will put content on the channel in front of users based on what they like.

For example, if a user comes to your channel after watching one of your live streams, the home tab of the new channel layout will provide that user with your other videos on demand or similar long videos .

Shortly after the announcement, YouTube Gaming fans started sharing their thoughts in the replies.

YouTuber WesNemo replied, “Insane news Jake, huge ty to you and the rest of the team.”

JamesDC commented, “That’s awesome!! I appreciate you continually listening to the community and improving yourself.

A third user replied, “Really digging into this new design and new features, especially the bespoke experience. I wish I could get visitors to see my other content.