In its last revamp, Youtube app users could skip 10 second back and forward in the video by simply double tapping on right and left side of the screen. Now, YouTube has rolled out mobile live streaming directly from the app feature to every creator. The feature would be activated for creators with more than 10,000 subscribers only. Also Read - Masks Are Still Important: Google Doodle is Back With An Important Reminder As Covid-19 Cases Surge
The live streaming feature has been integrated directly into the YouTube mobile app and the streamed videos will appear as regular YouTube videos only. To start a live streaming on a Youtube channel from the app, user simply need to get in to the app and hit the capture button. Voila! you are live and your videos can be searched in results as your regular videos. Also Read - Google to Block Apps From Accessing Entire App List on Phones
Besides, Youtube plans to introduce other features such as real-time chat, live-stream monetization for creators to earn money from their broadcast video as they earn from regular uploads. “To help creators earn revenue from live streaming, we are also excited to launch Super Chat, a new live stream monetization tool available to creators in more than 20 countries,” YouTube said in a statement. Also Read - YouTube Star James Charles Admits Messaging Minors, Says 'My Actions Were Wrong, I Apologise'
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Apparently, Super Chat is an interesting feature that lets any fan watching a live stream stand out from the other audiences and draw the Youtuber’s attention by purchasing chat messages highlighted in bright colors and stay pinned at the top of the chat window for as long as five hours. The feature is like ‘paying for that front-row seat in the digital age’.Presently, limited to Youtubers with only 1o thousand subscribers, the feature would be rolled out to all soon, the company said. Live Streaming videos has become a regular trend on Youtube since 2016. One of the most watched live stream videos in 2016 was the U.S. presidential debates held last year.
Earlier, Youtube had also rolled out 360 degree live video streaming support, available to be viewed in 4K as well.