YouTube is Rolling Out Mobile Live Streaming to Every Creator With More Than 10,000 Subscribers

YouTube is Rolling Out Mobile Live Streaming to Every Creator With More Than 10,000 Subscribers

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YouTube has announced that it is rolling out mobile live streaming to every creator with more than 10,000 subscribers.

Mobile live streaming has been built directly into the YouTube mobile app. All you have to do to start streaming is open YouTube, hit the capture button, and you’re live! Streamed videos will have all the same features as regular YouTube videos. They can be searched for, found via recommendations or playlists, and protected from unauthorized use. Our mobile live streaming uses YouTube’s rock-solid infrastructure, meaning it’ll be fast and reliable, just the YouTube you know and love. And we’ve been working hand-in-hand with hundreds of creators to refine the mobile streaming experience while they stream from a boat or take live calls from their fans. Based on their feedback, we did things like slowing down live chat (it turns out receiving 2,000 messages per second is a little too fast!) and pushing for better streaming quality across devices.

YouTube is also announcing the launch of Super Chat, a live stream monetization tool.

Super Chat is like paying for that front-row seat in the digital age: it lets any fan watching a live stream stand out from the crowd and get a creator’s attention by purchasing chat messages that are highlighted in bright colors and stay pinned to the top of the chat window for up to five hours.

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PaulieP - February 7, 2017 at 7:06pm
Yay, more annoying videos and more commercials. YouTube used to be good, now it's two robust and difficult to get around. Oh well, I guess it's just YouTube
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