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YouTube goes live on mobileYouTube rolled out a new feature to broadcast live video from your mobile device and a way to make money off of it, but not everyone will get the update.
Get ready to see a lot more live video on your YouTube page. The video giant has finally rolled out the new mobile live feature that it first teased in June of 2016. Live video is not new to YouTube but until now you needed a webcam and an internet connection or specific Android device like the Note 5. Now all you need is a phone and a YouTube channel. Well, and 10,000 of your closest friends to follow you. Because initially it's only rolling out to channels with 10,000 or more subscribers, which means a Lesser mortals will have to wait to broadcast Fluffy the Cat's [UNKNOWN] later. To say YouTube is playing catch up with this move would be flattery. Services like Facebook Live, Instagram Periscope and Meerkat before them have been around for over two years now. But considering YouTube is the king of video, it may not take too long for the service to get up to speed. Going live on YouTube from your phone will consist of just pressing a button on the app, much like what we've already seen on all the other platforms. Same privacy options as the regular YouTube videos to set as public or view with a link. And if it's public it may appear on your recommendations list or playlist. Or you can just search for it. Like Facebook, YouTube Live will allow you to write to the person broadcasting. Or use the superchat feature to pin your message to the top, so it doesn't get lost in the sea of other comments, if you're willing to pay. So the YouTube trolls will now have the option to put their money where their mouth is. [MUSIC]