YouTube launches mobile live streaming to content creators

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Google claimed YouTube has started rolling out mobile live streaming feature to more content creators worldwide.

The feature, which was accessible to only selected users until now, will soon be rolling out to all those who create content on YouTube that have over 10,000 subscribers. It has been further specified that the feature will be available to all YouTube users eventually.

As per YouTube, mobile live streaming is directly constructed inside its mobile app. Users just need to tap on the Capture button to start live video streaming. Live streaming videos have the similar features as regular recorded videos.

These videos can be searched, found via recommendations or playlists and protected from unauthorized use, just like other recorded videos.

Also, YouTube has launched a feature called Super Chat. It’s a live streaming monetization tool accessible to creators in over 20 countries.

“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,” said the organization.

Recently, some YouTube users founded the functionality to skip or rewind videos for 10 seconds or more on mobile by
simply double tapping on the screen. Double tapping the right half of the video skips it for 10 seconds, while a double-tap on the left half rewinds it by that duration.

It is worth noting that if you tap more than two times on any of the halves of a video, the forwarding and rewinding duration keeps on increasing in 10-second increments. During our testing, we were able to extend the time up to 2,000 seconds, but it seems there’s no limit. The feature is said to be available on both Android and iOS.

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Sameeksha Bhardwaj, From ITvoir News Desk

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