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YouTube Super Chat: Pay up to trigger real-life eventsYouTube is opening a virtual 'tip jar', so developers can program automated triggers for something to happen in real life during the broadcast.
When a creator is live-streaming, fans can purchase Super Chats, which are highlighted fun chat messages. Not only do fans love the recognition, but creators earn extra money from it. On the grass back there, the slo-mo guys [APPLAUSE] Hello everyone. Wow, hey happy to be here. Now, l love this one more guys, and l want to make sure that they see my message, so I'm going to super catch them. Pull up the your sim, and right from withing left chat, l am able to enter my message Select my amount, make the purchase, and send. Boom, see how much that message stands out? [LAUGH] And it gets pinned to the top. Cool, right? Today, we're taking it to the next level with a new developer integration that triggers actions in the real world. This means that when a fan sends a super chat to a creator things can happen in real life such as turning the lights on or off in the creator's studio, flying a drone around or pushing buttons on their toys and gadgets. We have now rigged things up so that when I send my next super chat it will automatically trigger the lights Any big horn in this amphitheater. Okay and that is going to signal our friends back there on the lawn to unleash a truckload of water balloon at the [UNKNOWN] guys. I'm scared. [APPLAUSE] Yeah. [APPLAUSE] [LAUGH] That's right. For every dollar we're gonna take another balloon. So more money means more balloons. Although I did hear a guy over here go, I we're gonna totally nail these guys. [LAUGH] All right, that's gotta be at least $4 right there. So yeah, each dollar donated goes to the cause that Suzan mentioned earlier, the Enable network. Okay, so How much do you think we can send? I can start at a dollar and go anywhere upwards from there so it's for charity. How do we think 100? How's that sound? Okay, higher, higher? $200? How about $500 for 500 balloons? $500 I can do that, I can do that. Okay. I'm gonna send my superchat and hit send. 500. [NOISE] [LAUGH] All right. Keep going, keep going. It's [INAUDIBLE]. It's finished. It's finished, [INAUDIBLE]