How To Go Live On YouTube


We will be outlining the steps to take in order to live stream or go live on YouTube. YouTube is a household name that does not need any introduction. If you do not know about YouTube then you might as well be living under a rock.

The social networking giant, YouTube now has the Go Live feature on their mobile app for both the Android and iOS. Joining others like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and the rest. YouTube did not always have the live streaming feature and even when they eventually did, it took a lot of work to get to where it is now.

Go live on YouTube

YouTube first released the live streaming feature on their platform sometime in 2011. Even then, only a selected few could live streaming or Go Live on their respective channels. Fast forward to 2017, everyone could live stream provided they have up to 10,000 subscribers on their channel.

Of course people with lower subscribers were not happy with this new development and stated their displeasure. After much consideration by YouTube, they reduced the requirement to just 1000 subscribers needed to live stream. Before finally opening it for all, including those without a single subscriber. Although, i do not really see the point for the latter.

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Anyway, everyone with a google account can now live stream on both the YouTube full site, and The Mobile app for both Android and iOS. Irrespective of your Subscribers count. Connecting contents creators to their fans. Unfortunately, this feature is not available on their mobile site. But hopefully, they get to add it soon.

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How To Go Live On YouTube

For YouTube Desktop Site

⚫ Make sure you are Logged In to Gmail

⚫ Launch Your Chrome Browser on your android or iOS.

⚫ Goto YouTube's Site. It Should automatically take you to its mobile site.

⚫ Click on the Three Dots at the top right corner of the Chrome app and Tick the Desktop Site and wait for it to load.

⚫ You should see a Video Icon at the top right corner of the screen. Click on it.

⚫ Input Your Location and Phone Number in the small form. And also choose if you want to verify by Text Or By Call.

⚫ Input the Code You will get via Text or Call. Depending on the one you picked. Then submit.

For the YouTube App

⚫ Make sure you are Logged In to Gmail

⚫ Open your YouTube App

⚫ You should see a Video Icon at the top right corner of the screen. Click on it.

⚫ Fill the small form and submit.

It can take up to 24hours before YouTube activates your account and then, you can go live.

Note: The process above is just for first timers. If you have verified your YouTube account before. All you need to do is just Log On to YouTube full website or just open the app, Click on the Video Icon, choose Live, do some settings and go live.


Almost, if not all the social networking apps now have the live streaming feature. The ability to go live on YouTube as a YouTuber is meant to bring you closer to your Subscribers and fans.

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The live streaming feature allows subscribers and fans chat and connect with their favorite YouTuber in real-time whenever they go online. They can also do a live Q&A thanks to this feature on YouTube.

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