YouTube adds live streaming features

YouTube Live now supports IFTTT, geotagging, and more

Youtube Live update: chat replay, automatic captions, location tags

With these changes, creators will find new ways of reaching more viewers and making their streams more interactive, but viewers will also see changes that should lead to a richer experience. But it's certainly better than nothing if you want to make things convenient for viewers and maximize your live stream audience.

"Live chat plays a key role in creating connections between creators and their community".

Google announced a smattering of updates to YouTube Live today, the biggest among them being automatically-generated English captions for live videos.

First, Google is improving its automatic captioning service, with a live automatic speech recognition which parses streamers and automatically provides captions for their speech in lieu of professional captions. What adds something extra includes automatic captions. For Super Chat - a monetizing feature that lets viewers pay money to have their video comments highlighted in the chat stream - YouTube is integrating IFTTT technology.

YouTube is starting to roll out chat replay so that users can follow the conversation even after a livestream is over.

"This will be rolled out in the coming weeks, and will continue to improve accuracy and latency of automatic captions", the statement added. This feature is now unavailable, but YouTube has said that it will roll it out in the coming weeks. Users will be able to explore videos from a place by clicking on the new tag, with search now gaining a similar location filter. Already available on desktop and Android devices, YouTube says it is rolling out support for Super Chat on iOS devices today.

Over 600 internet-connected services and devices (like lights, pet feeders and confetti cannons!) can be connected to Super Chat.

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