YouTube has a built-in live streaming feature that lets you create live videos from the desktop or the YouTube app on your smartphone. It’s easy to upload to YouTube and share real-time videos with your channel’s subscribers. Here’s what you need to know to start streaming on YouTube yourself
Requirements for live streaming on YouTube
Before you can live stream, you need to do a one-time setup that verifies your account. This ensures that you are not a robot and that you are eligible for the live broadcast. To benefit from live streaming, you must not have any restrictions on your account. Here’s what will disqualify you from the live broadcast:
You have one or more YouTube Community Policy Violations warnings against your account.
You ever had a live stream that got blocked around the world.
You’ve already had a live broadcast with a copyright takedown notice.
Your live broadcast includes a copyrighted live broadcast.
Also, while anyone without any account restrictions can live stream from a browser on their computer, you must have at least 1000 channel subscribers to be able to live stream from your phone or phone. ‘another mobile device.
How to verify your account on YouTube for Livestreamig
If you’re ready to start live streaming to your followers, here’s how to verify your account:
Step1: In a web browser, open YouTube and make sure you’re signed in to the account you plan to live stream from.
Step2: Click the video icon at the top of the YouTube page, to the right of the search bar, then click Go Live.
Step3: On the account verification page, follow the instructions to select your country and request a verification code, which you can receive by text or voice. Enter your phone number, then click Submit.
Step4: After receiving the code, complete the verification and submit it again.
Step5: If you entered the code correctly, you will be verified. Now if you go back to the video menu and try to go live, you will see a message telling you that your account will take 24 hours to activate. It really takes 24 hours, so don’t plan to stream earlier if it’s your first time.
How to start for the first time
Once you’ve verified, you can create your first live stream on YouTube. It’s a quick (and usually painless) process.
Step1: In a web browser, open YouTube and click the video icon, then click Go Live.
Step2: You will probably need to allow the browser to use your webcam.
Step3: Set up your first live stream. Give the video a name and choose the level of privacy you want. You can make the video public, only to people who link to the video, or private to you only.
Step4: You must indicate whether the video is specially designed for children. Click on Next.
Step5: YouTube will offer a short countdown timer and take a snapshot of the video thumbnail. Be ready!
Step6: When you’re ready to upload, click Go. You will now be broadcasting live.
Step7: When you’re done streaming, click End Stream.
Step8: Finally, you have the choice to edit the video in YouTube Studio (this allows you to trim the start and end and make other simple improvements to the video) or click Skip to archive the live stream in Studio.
How to manage your live streams
Once you’ve created one or more live streams, you can still find them archived in YouTube Studio. They never automatically expire, so they’ll be there unless you choose to delete them.
Step1: In a web browser, open YouTube. Click on your account avatar at the top right of the page, then on YouTube Studio.
Step2: On the Studio page in the left navigation, click Videos.
Step3: At the top of the videos list, click Live to switch to your live broadcasts.
Step4: Now that you can see your live streams, you can click on the videos to edit them. If you want to delete a live stream, click the selection box to the left of the video, then click More Actions from the menu at the top of the video list. Then click on Delete permanently.