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YouTube To Launch Live Streaming Facility On Mobiles Using Your Phone’s Default Camera App.

YouTube has finally launched a feature that lets users livestream from directly within the Chrome browser.

Users now can simply click on the “Go Live” option from the YouTube header bar or visit youtube.com/webcam. However, Google stated in a blog post that this option currently works only on the Chrome browser and that other browsers will have the feature added soon.

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YouTube plans to roll out a dedicated live stream feature within the camera app in select mobile devices from Asus, LG, Motorola, Nokia, and Samsung. However, Google says that it will bring the functionality to more phones in the future throughout the year through the new YouTube Mobile Live deep link. But it didn’t mention any time frame.

Late last month, YouTube added automatic captions, live chat replay, and location tags to expand YouTube live stream. The video streaming site also included a Super Chat feature for creators to highlight and pin paid chat messages to monetise live streams.

With YouTube Gaming being a direct competitor to common broadcasting services such as Twitch, Google is definitely trying to make it easier for users to livestream content on its platform. We do hope that the feature makes its way to smartphones soon enough and that YouTube works with more smartphone vendors.