YouTube merging standalone Gaming app and website into mainline YouTube

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YouTube's foray into a dedicated video game livestreaming service will be folding into its main service over the next year. It will be fully discontinued in March of 2019.

As announced in a YouTube Blog post by Christina Chen, YouTube's Director of Product Management, the YouTube Gaming app and website will be supplanted by a new dedicated gaming page on Small YouTube iconYouTube's main site and apps. This is due to the fact that, according to Chen, "the amount of gamers we are able to reach is far bigger on YouTube [than on YouTube Gaming]."

Currently, the standalone site that launched in 2015, https://gaming.youtube.com/ , will coexist with the new https://www.youtube.com/gaming , though the former will be phased out over the next year as it is no longer actively maintained. By the end of March of 2019, the standalone Small YouTube Gaming iconYouTube Gaming website and apps will be shut down.

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