Today, YouTube officially announced a brand new update to its iOS app, which will allow users to live stream more content and add better moderation tools for its chat system.
As first reported by TechCrunch, YouTube for iOS devices now supports allowing users to live stream their iPhone’s display directly, without having to use the standalone YouTube Gaming app, which was a requirement before. This is a feature that, unsurprisingly, has been available for Android users for a bit of time now, so its a welcomed addition for iOS users who want to live stream their iOS device without a separate, specific gaming app.
On top of all that, YouTube is also making lower latency streaming possible on iOS devices as well. That should make it more appealing for content creators to keep an eye on their chat streams as they happen, and for those watching it should mean a more real-time conversation with the creator. YouTube is also rolling out better chat moderation tools for content creators, too.
There is a keyboard shortcut that will be present, which will allow YouTubers to quickly pause chat. It will make it easier to seed out inappropriate comments.
YouTube has confirmed the update is rolling out today globally, so it should be available shortly to all users. It’s a free download if you don’t already have it on your phone.
Have you ever tried to live stream content from your phone?