YouTube lowers subscriber requirement to 1000 for mobile live-streaming

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YouTube Mobile Live Streaming

Credit: https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/17/you-can-now-live-stream-to-youtube-from-your-phone-if-you-have-at-least-1000-subscribers/

Google has lowered its subscriber requirement that required you to have a minimum of 10,000 subscribers before you can stream-live via mobile. The video-streaming website placed that has a benchmark for anyone that wanted to stream via mobile when it first launched the service last February.

The change was quietly made early this month with a lot of tech blogs missing out on the update. According to TechCrunch, the update was added to the support page of YouTube around early April where the tech giant confirmed the latest change.

Perhaps, Google should have removed every hurdle and allow every creator access to the service. The truth is that, not everyone has the experience or required skill to create lively or entertaining content. It’s best not to make such a service an open one if creators don’t have the ability to produce quality and entertaining content. Surely, any creator that has a minimum of 1,000 subscribers can be regarded as experienced enough to create quality content regularly.

Established channels [creators with the minimum subscribers as specified by Google] have the capacity to maintain high standard, and not stream illegal content. Reputation is always a priority for such established creators.

YouTube mobile live streaming has been configured into the mobile app. All you have to do [if you have 1,000 subscribers] 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.

To improve streaming quality and ensure everything works out just fine, YouTube 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 alongside mobile streaming last February. 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.

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.

Do you have up to 1,000 subscribers? Are you excited about the latest changes made by YouTube? You can share your thoughts with us by using the comment box below.


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Author: Ola Ric

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