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YouTube Gaming will be evicted March 2019, move back in with parents

After launching YouTube Gaming in 2015, YouTube is now reintegrating it into the proper YouTube experience in the form of a channel.

Simply called Gaming, the new channel also spells the end of the old YouTube Gaming hub, which is set to join Google Inbox shuttering next March.

“We have a strong and vibrant audience on the YouTube Gaming app, but the amount of gamers we are able to reach is far bigger on YouTube,”the company revealed.

Moving the Gaming channel into YouTube proper does have its merits though.

“YouTube is where the world watches gaming. More than 200-million of you come to YouTube every single day to watch gaming videos and streams,” the company acknowledged in the announcement.

According to the platform, the original standalone website was meant to test its Game Pages, Super Chat and Channel Memberships features that cater for the massive gaming audience it possesses.

“The response to these features has been so positive that we brought them over from the YouTube Gaming app to the main YouTube experience,” it added.

On this gaming channel you can find live broadcasts, trending content and a catalogue of gamer videos. Some new features include “On the Rise”, where you can find and support smaller, up-coming gamer channels.

The new YouTube Gaming is officially live on your regular YouTube. You can find it by scrolling down the left-side menu, under “More from YouTube”.

The channel already has almost 78.5-million subscribers at the time of writing.

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