Got more than 10,000 subscribers on YouTube? Congratulations because a new YouTube feature announced today will allow you to broadcast to people on your mobile. It means that as a creator you will be able to start a live broadcast on the app on your smartphone or tablet.
Don’t worry because you have less than 10,000 subscribers—the Google-owned video streaming company said a global roll out is only a couple of weeks away. So brace yourself up if you are a vlogger as things are about to get real big.
“It’s a launch that’ll put the power of live streaming in the hands of hundreds of thousands of talented creators, giving them a more intimate and spontaneous way to share their thoughts, lives and creativity,” YouTube said in a blog post on Tuesday.
YouTube mobile live streaming, according to the company, has been configured into the mobile app. All you have to do [if you have more than 10,000 subscribers for now] to start streaming is to open the app, tap the capture button, and you are live. Streamed videos, according to YouTube, will not be different from your regular YouTube videos in terms of quality. Your subscribers will be able to search for them, recommend them, and protected from unauthorized viewing or use.
Courtesy of YouTube, below is a video describing the new feature; it features Alex Wassabi:
To improve streaming quality and ensure everything works out just fine with the new feature, the video-streaming company has slowed down live chats. This measure will ensure the streaming quality across all devices is high.
Supper Chat—a new way to make money if you are a creator was also launched by the company today. Super Chat is an enhanced messaging service that enables you to earn money while livestreaming.
With Super Chat, followers will be able to pay to highlight a message they post to the chat window while a live broadcast is on. Paying for such chats will enable the message be pinned on the window for up to five hours. Anyone pinning a message will be allowed to enter the amount they would like to pin on their message.
“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. Super Chat gives viewers a chance to add a little visual flair to their chats and gives creators a new way to keep connected to their fans while earning a little money on the side,” the company said.
On Super Chat, you will see a dollar bill symbol in a chat window when you watch a live stream. Click on that button to open a slider that allows you to set an amount that you want to send to the YouTuber. The length of your comment will be determined by how much you have paid—and the higher the amount, the longer your comment will last on the window.