YouTube Live Streaming from Mobile Devices Coming Soon
YouTube today said users will soon be able to stream video live from their mobile phones. The video site already supports live streaming from PCs, and YouTube first promised to bring live streaming to phones last summer. The company has been testing live streaming with select content creators for months to tweak quality, controls, and social interactions when live. YouTube says the feature will first reach accounts that have 10,000 or more subscribers. The feature is simple to use, people need only begin capturing video directly through the YouTube app to go live. YouTube is also introducing Super Chat, a way for viewers and fans to make their comments stand out to content creators. Viewers will have to pay for this added visibility, allowing creators to earn some extra cash. Google says mobile live streaming will reach regular users over time.
YouTube to Enable Mobile Live Video Streaming
Google plans to add live video streaming to its YouTube mobile apps. Google says live streaming will be incorporated into the application's core and won't require a separate app or download.
YouTube to Let Top Creators Share Short Clips
YouTube is adopting a video feature that has already been duplicated across Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and others. Creators who have more than 10,000 subscribers will be able to post Reels, short clips that can be stitched together to make a longer video.
YouTube Gaming Adds Mobile Capture
YouTube Gaming today pushed out an update to its mobile app and added the ability to capture mobile gameplay. Users can record and live stream mobile gaming on Android devices using the mobile capture tool within the app.
Facebook Adds Social Functions to Live Video
Facebook today announced two new features for live video that should make it more interactive and social. First, there's Live Chat With Friends.