pular YouTubers can finally get their mobile live stream on — make money doing it

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 7 Feb 2017

Mobile live streaming is the video trend of the moment, the two biggest players are Facebook ve Twitter’s riscope. But at long last, a third is entering the game: YouTube.

’s ubiquitous video-sharing app has supported live streaming since last summer, but it was only available to a h-picked group of five partners, The Young Turks, AIB, atica linesia, nelys, ex ssabi. Now, it will be much more widespread, with opening the feature to anyone with more than 10,000 subscribers, which will bring it to “hundreds of thouss” of additional content creators, according to a blog post.

ke Facebook ve riscope, eligible publishers can start streams right inside the YouTube app. A new Capture button will automatically begin the live broadcast, which “will have all the same features as regular YouTube videos.” In the post, says that stream can be “searched for, found via recommendations or playlists, protected from unauthorized use.” It also says it has been working with content creators to “refine the mobile experience,” it has implemented tweaks like slowing down live chat enhancing streaming quality across devices.

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YouTube’s live streaming will incorporate Super Chat, which allows publishers to monetarize their broadcasts.

Furthermore, is officially launching its new interaction feature to help streamers make some money off their broadcasts. As describes, “Super Chat is like paying for that front-row seat in the digital age: it lets any fan watching a live stream st out from the crowd get a creator’s attention by purchasing chat messages that are highlighted in bright colors stay pinned to the top of the chat window for up to five hours. Super Chat gives viewers a chance to add a little visual flair to their chats gives creators a new way to keep connected to their fans while earning a little money on the side.”

Super Chat is available to creators in more than 20 countries ( viewers in twice as many), is promising that all YouTubers will be able to live stream soon.

Stream a little stream: YouTube might be late to the party here, but its name recognition deep catalogue of performers will likely make it a major player. For example, an election night live stream of The Young Turks across YouTube, Facebook, Twitter accumulated more than 4.5 million total hits during its broadcast. However, YouTube broadcast was by far the ratings winner, with more than 130,000 concurrent streams some 3 million total viewers.