New Delhi: Free-Streaming platform YouTube has announced to roll out a new feature that will allow creators to call or invite a guest to go live with him/her, according to a new YouTube blog post. However, the feature initially can be limited to some selected or eligible creators.
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“Eligible creators can invite a guest to live stream with them. Using a mobile phone to go live , your live stream feed will show up above your guest’s,” the blog post mentioned.
“You can schedule a live stream with a guest from your computer (via Live Control Room) and then go live from your mobile phone. Or you can go live immediately from your mobile phone.” The blog said further.
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Check out the step-by-step guide to go live with a guest below.
How to go live together with a guest?
You can rotate guests on your live stream, though you can only have one guest appear on your live stream at a time. You can view the analytics for your live stream within YouTube Studio, but your guest cannot.
Step 1: Open YouTube app from your phone.
Step 2: Tap Create + at the bottom of the app and Go live together.
Step 3: Enter stream details – Title, Description, Monetization Settings, Thumbnails, and Visibility Settings.
Step 4: Tap Done.
Step 5: From “Invite a co-streamer,” choose an option to invite your guest:
Copy link: Copy the link and send it to your guest in a message, email or text message is preferred.
Send invite link to co-streamer:
Step 6: Your guest will click the link and be sent to the waiting room.
Step 7: When you’re ready, tap Go Live.
Step 8: When your co-streamer joins the waiting room, you’ll see a prompt. Select Add and then Go live to start your live stream.
You may invite anyone that has a YouTube channel to co-stream with you. They don’t need to be a Trusted Tester. You can rotate guests on your live stream, though you can only have one guest appear on your live stream at a time. You can view the Analytics for your live stream within YouTube Studio, but your guest cannot.
How to join a stream as a guest:
You can co-stream with someone else by being invited to join their live stream. Co-streaming with someone else can help you connect with a new audience on YouTube.
- Tap the invite link sent by the host live streamer from your mobile device. They may send it to you via email, text, or another messaging service.
- Select the channel you’d like to go live with.
- Select Join when prompted to join the waiting room.
- While you wait to go live, check your audio and video quality.
- When you see “You’re live,” you’re now co-streaming live on YouTube.