YouTube Opens Mobile Live Video to flood more users

Google-owned YouTube has started rolling out mobile live streaming feature to more content creators worldwide. The feature, which was available to only select users until now, will soon be rolling out to all YouTube content creators that have over 10,000 subscribers. It has been further mentioned that the feature will be available to all YouTube users eventually.

As per YouTube, mobile live streaming is built directly inside its mobile app. Users simply need to tap on the Capture button to start live video streaming. Live streaming videos have the same 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.

In addition to this, YouTube has launched a feature called Super Chat. It’s a live streaming monetization tool available 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 company.

Recently, some YouTube users discovered 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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