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YouTube is letting more people live-stream from their mobile

19 May 2017

However, just two months later, the company revised the subscriber count needed to just 1,000 subscribers. YouTube is testing it out for a small number of users, but the official requirement is still 1,000 subscribers.

According to the report by Android Police, some users with less than the required 1k subscriber base were also able to access the livestreaming feature on the app. The feature allows users to "go live" from their smartphones in order to stream directly to their YouTube channel.

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This step will help YouTube to compete with the Facebook live streaming feature. This will provide the users with an option to select recording the content one wants to broadcast in advance or to start streaming video in real time.

Google had not made a formal announcement about the launch, which seemed odd given that the company is in the middle of its I/O developer conference this week where it's releasing a ton of news.

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If you still need to verify your YouTube account, you can begin that process by clicking here. "We've been experimenting and expanding mobile live streaming for nearly a year now", the statement reads.

YouTube isn't only making its mobile live streams more accessible; it is also giving creators new ways to monetize them. The platform itself is still in its infancy and is relatively limited in terms of monetization options that are available to creators, though the Google-owned firm is expected to add more features to it in the near future.

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YouTube is letting more people live-stream from their mobile