Previously YouTube allowed creators to post live streams and this was easily accomplished if you were trying to stream live from your mobile device. However streaming from your desktop on the other hand is a different story but in an announcement by YouTube, live streaming via desktop is now available to all.


According to YouTube, “Today we’re making it easier to go live and interact with your community from your computer and phone. First, if you’ve ever tried to set up a live stream from your computer using an encoder, you know there can be a few steps involved. Today, we’re making the process as easy as a couple of clicks.”

Prior to this, the feature was limited to testing by select creators, but it seems that the feature is now available to all. To live stream, just go to the top right corner of your YouTube page and click “Go Live” and you’ll be good to go! All users need is a webcam, a microphone, and they have to use Google Chrome.

For non-Chrome users, not to worry as YouTube will eventually bring support to other browsers. In addition to going live from desktop, YouTube has also announced plans to make it easier to post live broadcasts from your mobile device. In the next few months, select handsets from Asus, LG, Motorola, Nokia, and Samsung will soon be able to start a live stream directly from the camera app.

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