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YouTube pushes out mobile live streaming to some users

Google enters the mobile live streaming fight against Facebook and Twitter
By: Anthony Garreffa | Apps News | Posted: Feb 8, 2017 11:32 am

I have been live streaming from my smartphone to Facebook Live for over a year now, and finally - finally, Google is catching up with YouTube and mobile live streaming.

 

 

YouTube originally pushed into the mobile live streaming game in mid-2016, but it was limited to a very small handful of people. Now, YouTubers with over 10,000 subscribers can get into mobile live streaming, with the rest of the world needing to wait until later this year.

 

If you have over 10K subs, you can use the mobile live streaming feature to set a custom title, enable/disable the live chat, and choose whether to send a notification to all of your subscribers. YouTube allows mobile live streamers to blast their video in portrait or landscape, with messages appearing on the screen in fast-moving bubbles.

 

Better yet, there are some "new revenue opportunities with the introduction of SuperChat", reports TechSpot, which will "allow users to highlight their messages for a fee". These messages will be highlighted with bright colors, and will be pinned to the top of the chat window for up to 5 hours.

 

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NEWS SOURCES:Techspot.com

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