Live Streaming on YouTube…

A few months back YouTube opened up a new feature on their mobile apps that gave content creators the ability to live stream with one major catch: You had to have at least 10,000 subscribers to do it.

I didn’t mind this threshold, at the time, and I considered it a bit of a “stretch goal,” if you will. But recently they’ve dropped it to 1,000 which means that it’s been enabled on my device:

1,000 subs and at least 90 days old.

I can now see the option enabled in the iOS app directly. Kind of neat that they had it implemented in the app to automatically turn “on” when you climb over 1k subs.

Here are a few screenshots of a test I did this morning of the app:

Without 1,000 subs, you’d just see the “Record” button.
Create a title! Go Public or Unlisted.
Add that title!
A few options to choose.
Thumbnail?!
“Going Live” screen…
Filter options for digital swaaaaag.

Now, I’m not entirely sure what I’d like to do with live streaming with YouTube, but, I believe that it’s important to try. So, stay tuned and make sure to subscribe to the channel and turn on notifications!

If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them.


Also published on Medium.