YouTube Creators With 10,000+ Followers Get Mobile Livestreaming

The mobile livestreaming feature introduced last June is now available to all YouTube Creators with more than 10,000 followers

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If you are a YouTube Creator with more than 10,000 subscribers, you can now go live from your mobile devices.

YouTube product managers Barbara Macdonald and Kurt Wilms announced in a blog post that the mobile livestreaming feature introduced last June by the Google-owned video site is now available to all Creators with more than 10,000 followers, adding, “The rest of you will have it soon.” They wrote:

Mobile livestreaming has been built directly into the YouTube mobile application. All you have to do to start streaming is open YouTube, hit the capture button and you’re live. Streamed videos will have all of the same features as regular YouTube videos. They can be searched for, found via recommendations or playlists and protected from unauthorized use. Our mobile livestreaming uses YouTube’s rock-solid infrastructure, meaning that 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.

The two product managers also reminded Creators about last month’s launch of Super Chat, which gives them the opportunity to monetize their content.

YouTube Creators: Are you ready to go live? David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
Publish date: February 7, 2017 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT