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YouTube Brings New Updates To Live Streaming – Auto Captions and More

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World’s most popular video streaming platform Youtube on Monday announced some new updates to its Live Streaming. Google-owned video streaming platform has brought some useful and requested features to Youtube Live Streaming.  Youtube has come up with great new features including, Live chat Replay, auto-captions, location tagging and IFTTT integration with super chats.

Live Chat Replay

Now you can replay your live chats even after the live stream has finished. The live chat replay will show alongside your video, just like it shows when you are live. This is a great feature as many a times creators miss an important comment from their subscribers due to the speed of the comments but now they can easily read them later.

Automatic Captions

YouTube already provides automatic captions for normal videos, since 2009. The feature was not yet present in the live streams but now the company has brought auto-captions to the Live Streams. It will be in English and every live stream will be automatically captioned in real time in English.

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Youtube will roll out this feature in coming weeks and youtube mentions that it will come with errors and latency problem as per industry standards. But the company is constantly working to reduce the errors and latency and will continue to improve it in the Live Streams.

Location Tagging

Creators can now add their locations to their mobile live streams. You can also add the location tag on your normal uploads to share your favorite locations with your audience. This feature will also help in search results as you can now search for location-specific videos. This feature is great, particularly for travel vloggers.

Super Chat With IFTTT

YouTube introduced super chats last year, in which audience can pay in between the live streams to have their comments flash and creators can reply to them easily. Now you can set up IFTTT (If this, Then That) for your channel which will enable you to connect over 600 internet connected services and devices to super chat.

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The super chat was already available for Android and on a desktop and starting today it will be available on iOS too. “With live streams, you’ve found more intimate and spontaneous ways to share your thoughts, lives, and creativity. Take these features for a spin and show us your world!” Kurt Willams, Live Video Product Lead, Youtube.

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