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YouTube is Gearing up for Live Broadcasting

Staying competitive, the app will soon offer live streaming
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June 24, 2016

Finally taking a tip from apps like Twitter’s Periscope and the popularity of live broadcasts, Google’s YouTube has announced that they will be adding live streaming ability to their app. According to the YouTube Creator Blog, the new feature launched yesterday, June 23, for The Young Turks, Platica Polinesia, AIB, and a couple of others with more on the way.

Because it’s built right into the YouTube app, mobile live streaming will have all the features your regular videos have—you’ll be able to search for them, find them through recommendations and playlists and protect them from unauthorized uses. And since it uses YouTube’s peerless infrastructure, it’ll be faster and more reliable than anything else out there.

- YouTube Creator Blog

The live streaming feature will be part of YouTube’s mobile app. Users will simple tap the red capture button, take or pick their thumbnail photo, and begin broadcasting live. With “near real time” chat, users will be able to communicate quickly about their broadcasts for a cozy experience.

It was just earlier this year that YouTube got on the bandwagon with multitasking and redesigned their home page. But, the live broadcasting feature will take them closer to where they need to be in the social networking realm. However, according to AppleInsider:

The Google-owned company didn’t elaborate on whether the option would eventually reach the general public, although it will likely have to in order to compete.

- AppleInsider

So for now, we will just have to wait and see where this new feature heads. Be sure to check back with AppAdvice for updates and news on the YouTube live broadcasting feature.

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