New Delhi: YouTube has now opened up its live streaming service to channels with over 100 subscribers. The company says, all channels in good standing with at least a hundred subscribers will be able to live stream, within the next few weeks. The company is rolling out the feature gradually in the coming weeks. Users can check their Account Features page for an "Enable" button.
In May, YouTube had lowered the bar on live streaming and offered channels with over 1,000 subscribers the ability to live stream. Earlier, the live streaming service was only available to select partner accounts.
Besides, the company now also offers a host of new features, including custom thumbnails, external annotations and series playlists. You can now use a custom thumbnail for your video. "Make sure you only upload images that are representative of what viewers will see, like prominent stills from the video," says the company.
It also lets users to use annotations to link externally to various online stores and associated websites.