YouTube moderators did not have access to turning on slow mode, subscriber-only mode, blocked words, or other critical tools. I advocated for launching a new trusted, moderator role across YouTube.
This enables creators to set personalized rules to curate their community's culture, as each community has their nuances.
Automod identifies potentially inappropriate messages and flags them preemptively to creators and moderators. They are then allowed to either hide or show the message accordingly.
YouTube Live offers a suite of restricted participation modes: subscriber-only, member-only, and approved-users only (known as live commentary). Creators can specify how long someone must have been a subscriber for in order to send messages.
This feature assists moderators on quickly-moving chats by allowing them to pause chat by holding a modifier on their keyboard. Doing so will also trigger larger click-targets with key moderation actions directly over the message.