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YouTube rolls out mobile streaming to more creators
By Patrick Alcantara - 8 Feb 2017,10:43am

YouTube rolls out mobile streaming to more creators

YouTube rolls out the mobile live streaming feature to creators with more than ten thousand subscribers.

Streamed videos will have all the same features as regular YouTube videos. People can search for it or find it via recommendations or playlist. They are also protected from unauthorized use.

YouTube has been working with hundreds of creators to refine the mobile streaming experience. Based from the feedback they got, they had to slow down the live chat to push for a better streaming quality across devices.

To help creators earn revenue from live streaming, YouTube also launched a new live stream monetization tool available to creators in more than 20 countries – the Super Chat. It's like paying for a front-row seat in the digital age, and lets any fan watch a live stream stand out from the crowd and get a creator's attention by purchasing chat messages that are highlighted in bright colors and 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 and gives creators a new way to keep connected to their fans while earning a little money on the side.