YouTube’s gaming channels lure in the biggest audiences on the platform. YouTube attempted to compete with Twitch by providing a dedicated option for gamers called YouTube Gaming. But the dedicated section didn’t catch on and now is shutting down this May 30th. Google detailed the procedure and ensured that no one’s channel will be altered following YouTube Gaming’s closure. We launched YouTube Gaming as a standalone app for gamers where we tested out new features based on the Gaming community’s feedback. We want to continue to build a stronger home for the gaming community that thrives on YouTube, not just the YouTube Gaming app. More than 200M of you come to the main YouTube app to engage with your favorite games and creators every month. Many YouTube users simply used the default YouTube application to search for content. Making the addition of a new application pointless.