YouTube introduce live streaming for vloggers with more than 10,000 subscribers

YouTube introduce live streaming for vloggers with more than 10,000 subscribers

YouTube are set to introduce live streaming

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

YouTube is set to give mobile live streaming capabilities to any vlogger with more than 10,000 subscribers.

As part of an update to the app, any user with a big enough following will be able to stream directly from their smartphone or tablet to the website. 

YouTube has said that the feature will eventually become available for all users. 

In a blog post announcing the new feature, the website said: "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."

They have also revealed a new chat service called Super Chat. This will allow creators to earn money from their live streams.

Those watching the video and followers can send messages to this new chat window, and they can pay for the message to be highlights, keeping it pinned there for up to five hours. 

The people who post the messages can enter the amount they would like to pay to pin their message.

YouTube joins many other social media companies introducing live video, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.