You Tube made its mobile live streaming feature available to users by rolling it out to channels having over 10,000 subscribers. Now, the video sharing platform has reduced that threshold all the way down to 1,000 subscribers.According to Search Engine Journal website, the feature was rolled out over the past few days and was recently spotted on YouTube’s Help page. Under the ‘Requirements for YouTube Live’ section, the company says that “confirm that your channel is verified and that you have no live stream restrictions in the last 90 days.
To initiate a live stream, users need to tap the camera button, grant necessary permissions to the app and tap on the GO LIVE option.The videos can be searched, found via recommendations or playlists and protected from unauthorised use, just like other recorded videos.On a related note, YouTube launched the beta version of its You Tube Go app in India earlier this month.
The YouTube Go app is compatible with Android 4.1 KitKat and above OS versions. It’s said to be specifically made keeping in mind the needs of users in India.The app allows users to save videos even in areas with poor connectivity, albeit in ‘standard quality’. It gives users control over how much data can be used while watching videos. They can also preview videos first before downloading them for offline viewing in the app.The app has been designed to be offline-first and can work even when there’s no internet connectivity.