How to go live with Youtube app on your gadget

How to go live with Youtube app on your gadget

Online live streams are gaining more and more popularity among bloggers and celebrities and also ordinary Internet users. Many media giants like Twitter, Instagram and of course YouTube have already taken advantage of this trend. How to create a live stream with the Youtube app from your gadget? Follow our guide to get a detailed instruction!

Why do people make live streams on Youtube?

Going live can be a good alternative for your audience. If you create content on Youtube platform, you obviously want your followers to stay with you as long as it can be, so live stream can be a useful tool to interact with the audience more.

Users also launch live streams because it simply makes fun. Imagine your friend went to the concert you can’t be at and he goes live to bring you to the concert too. Isn’t that cool?

Live streams are also often used by gamers. Youtube has even launched the Youtube Gaming service, where you can found thousands of gaming live streams.

So, whether you're looking to entertain your audience or you want to create a live stream for personal interest, live streaming is a great way. If you want to try to broadcast yourself live to your followers, here's how to create a live stream from the YouTube app for Android or iPhone.

How to live stream on Youtube mobile

Youtube live streaming is available for Android version 5.0 and higher. For iOS users, make sure you have iOS 8+.

Before you proceed to create a live stream, you need to get your account verified. It can be done simply both on your smartphone browser or laptop browser.

Once you’ve done that, you can proceed to start a live stream. Make sure you have a reliable network connection before you start a live stream.

To go live from your smartphone, follow these steps:

  1. Select the video camera button in Youtube app;

  2. Select Go Live;

  3. Enter a title and add a description;

  4. Then customize privacy settings;

  5. Enable or disable live chat to permit or deactivate users possibility to comment your live chat;

  6. Customize age restriction for your stream;

  7. Enable or disable monetization;

  8. To share your stream, tap Share button;

  9. To end your stream, select Finish then tap OK.

An archive of the live stream will be created on your channel once the stream ends. You can edit the privacy setting (make it private) or delete the archive on the "My videos" tab.

As you can see, create a live stream from your smartphone is an easy procedure. Earlier, the live streaming feature was available only for channels with a minimum of 100 subscribers. Now it can be done by any channels both with no subscribers and 10 000 subscribers.

Create live streams for your fans and do Q&A’s or launch broadcasts to share your adventures with friends!