Youtube live streaming now easier for desktop and mobile users

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Youtube makes live streaming even more easier for desktop and mobile users

If you ever thought of broadcasting a live video on YouTube but dropped the idea because of complications in downloading and setting up encoding software, you are in for a major surprise. Google has revealed that it is revamping the feature to make live streaming on its video site a whole lot quicker and easier.


To get started, you can either visit or click the camera icon in the top right corner of the site and select “Go live” from the drop-down menu. But before you can start streaming through YouTube, you will need to verify your account with a phone number.

After you enter the code you receive on your phone via call or text, it could take up to 24 hours to get access to the feature, at which point you can start streaming. The feature can only be found on Chrome browsers, but YouTube says that it will expand to more browsers soon.

You can already stream directly from the YouTube app for Android or iOS, but the option will soon be built into the camera apps on some handsets from Asus, LG, Motorola, Nokia and Samsung, with more coming later in the year.