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YouTube, the king of online videos have introduced mobile live-streaming to more users.
Though they are the exceptional providers of online video, the platform has witnessed an increase in competitors of late. Facebook and Snapchat have billions of daily viewers for their videos now. Also, Twitter and Instagram are focusing more on video, particularly live video content. This has forced YouTube to extend its mobile live streaming service to more users.
Even though, YouTube introduced a new mobile live-streaming option last year, they allowed access to its selected partners only. This is what Facebook did when they introduced Facebook Live initially.
Currently, they’re expanding access to mobile live streaming option for more users, meaning, all You Tubers with more than 10,000 subscribers are able to use the tool. YouTube explained this move in this way “hundreds of thousands of talented creators, giving them a more intimate and spontaneous way to share their thoughts, lives, and creativity.”
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