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YouTube previews 5 new upcoming livestream features

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    August 29, 2022 11:47 PM EDT

    YouTube previews 5 new upcoming livestream features

    TikTok, Twitch, and Instagram are all providing some stiff competition for YouTube on the live video front. But, YouTube clearly plans to stay in the game…and those plans involve new features that are heavily influenced by its competitors. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?To get more news about 39bet-kết quả bóng đá-kết quả xổ số miền bắc-kèo bóng đá -soi cầu bóng đá-đặt cược, you can visit official website.

    In a video posted to the company's official Creator Insider channel, YouTube showcased five brand new features – Go Live Together, Live Rings, Cross Channel Live Redirects, Full Screen Mode, and Live Q&A – specifically related to livestreams that are coming to the platform. Some of these features might seem very familiar to users of other livestreaming platforms.
    Go Live Together
    Have you ever wanted to invite a fellow YouTuber to join you on your stream? Go Live Together is a new YouTube livestreaming feature that allows creators to easily invite a guest to join them on a mobile stream by simply sending the other user a link.
    If this sounds like a feature you've seen before, you may very well have. TikTok and Instagram both provide similar tools for creators to easily bring guests on-screen for their livestreams. There are also third-party platforms that bring similar functionality to YouTube, but the company is building these livestream invite capabilities right into its own platform.
    Live Rings
    What's the best way to let users know that their favorite creator is live? Just put a ring around their profile picture. Platforms like TikTok and Instagram are already doing this very thing.And now, YouTube is going to join them. The video giant will soon put a red ring around users' profile avatar if they are currently streaming live. If a user taps a photo with a live ring activated, they will be sent to a livestream.

    Cross Channel Live Redirects
    One of the best ways to promote your Twitch channel is by sharing your viewers with another streamer after your livestream is over. On Twitch, this is called a "raid."

    YouTube is going with a slightly less catchy name for its own version of this very feature, "Cross Channel Live Redirects."However, Cross Channel Live Redirects will be a little different from Twitch's raids. Some Twitch streamers have weaponized the feature, known as "hate raids," sending their viewers to harass other creators. YouTube will only allow a YouTuber to redirect to creators that approve of their channel or already subscribe to it.

    The feature will provide users with a choice of two options. In "lean in mode," the video will appear on the left side of the screen and the live chat will sit on the right. In "lean back mode," the video will take up the entirety of the mobile device's screen. A livestream viewer count will appear on the lower right hand side of the screen and provide viewers with previews of key in-chat moments like polls from the creator. If a viewer taps on the viewer count, YouTube will switch to "lean in mode" with the video and live chat split screen.