YouTube Live is being made accessible to more mobile users, the video sharing giant has confirmed.
Although YouTube has offered users the opportunity to launch live streams for some time, until earlier this year, the feature was locked to the firm’s desktop site.
With Periscope and, more recently, Facebook having got users actively live streaming from their smartphones, YouTube has decided that it’s time to follow suit.
The Google owned site first let user live stream from mobile devices in February of this year, but the feature was limited to those with channels that had at least 10,000 subscribers.
Now, however, YouTube has opened the doors to a whole host more users, lowering the entry-level subscriber threshold to just 1,000.
Cast of thousands
“You can now live stream from the main YouTube App on mobile,” the company announced in an update to its support page. “For YouTube live on mobile, you channels must have over 1,000 subscribers.”
Detailing what happens to your video following the live stream, YouTube adds: “After a mobile live stream ends, an archive of the stream is created on your channel and you’ve the option to edit the privacy setting (including setting it to private) or delete the archive.’
Those looking to make use of YouTube’s expanded mobile live stream features will need to use a device running either Android 6.0 or later, or iOS 8.0 and up.
Making it easy for those with a significant subscriber base to get involved, the YouTube Live feature is built directly within the main YouTube app.
To instigate a new live stream, you’ll need to tap the ‘camera’ icon and press the ‘go live’ button.
User can choose whether they want their live feeds to be publicly visible or ‘unlisted’ in which only those directly sent the link can access the stream.
Via Digital Trends