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YouTube 'encourages' user engagement with new live features

02 March, 2018, 07:03 | Author: Arnold Gilbert
  • YouTube Live now supports IFTTT, geotagging, and more

This gives viewers the chance to experience the live stream exactly as it originally appeared. Hence, YouTube has introduced Chat Replay, which will make those comments in the conversation available even after the Live stream is over. The tech giants will expend more on Live automatic speech recognition technology (LASR) to add captions to the live videos.

Location tagging is another new feature that can be added to both mobile live streams and uploaded videos. Additionally, YouTube has rolled out support for English automatic captions to live streams. It's introducing new ways to watch live videos and interact with the community in real time.

Speaking of improved text captioning, Wilms explains, "When professionally provided captions aren't available, our new live automatic captions provide creators a quick and low-priced way to make live streams accessible to more people". The video creators can now add a location tag to their mobile livestreams and video uploads and share all their favourite hot spots with viewers. YouTube is also rolling out Live chat replay.

According to an announcement on the YouTube blog, live streaming will now include chat replay, automatic English captions, location tags, and IFTTT (If This Then That) technology integrated into the Super Chat monetizing tool. Look for this feature to debut in the coming weeks. They can also filter video search results to show only videos created in a certain location. The thought here is to better computerize the element that enables a Super Chat to trigger a genuine occasion, similar to lights, a pet feeder, or a confetti gun. Announced a year ago, Super Chats have been available on desktop and Android for some time.

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