YouTube is perhaps one of the most popular Google services. When it comes to popularity, it is second to perhaps only Google Search. It has been around for a really long while, and has had various updates over the years. A popular update to YouTube last year brought forward the ability to live stream videos. However, YouTube Live Streaming was restricted only to users who had over 10,000 subscribers. An update to the app today has removed that restriction and the doors have been opened for all users.
YouTube Live Streaming services are now open for all! Over the past few months, a number of services had started supporting live streaming. Facebook Live, Twitter with their Periscope, Instagram Live, Tumblr’s live streaming services, and various other similar apps were allowing the users to go live. YouTube too, being the giant it is in the world of videos on the internet, started off with this feature. However back then this option was restricted only for users with over 10000 subscribers.
The latest update to the app has been rolling out today. You can head over to the Play Store and update your app if it hasn’t automatically rolled out yet. After this update when you click on the floating record button you will get a new option called ‘Go Live’. This works even if you have zero subscribers to broadcast the video to! YouTube is ensuring maximum possible number of users engage with their app, and this is a good step.
The change has been rolling out largely for the Android users, and some iOS users too are getting it. Google is yet to update their website and it still says you need 10,000 subscribers there for YouTube Live Streaming. However, after this update, you dont! Try out the new feature today and let us know your experience in the comments below!