YouTube's Live streaming functionality gets more accessible

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This is good news for creators as well as viewers, as the essence of the video being "live" isn't lost.

"Live chat plays a key role in creating connections between creators and their community". Improving the live streaming feature of YouTube was a tactful weapon for Google and aimed at giving a hard-hitting answer to its rivalries such as Periscope of Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

"When professionally provided captions aren't available, our new live automatic captions provide creators a quick and low-priced way to make livestreams accessible to more people", said Kurt Wilms, YouTube's live video product lead.

Up next is automatic captions.

Creators can also now tag live videos with the location they're broadcasting from.

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These automatic captions will only be available for English language videos for now, filling a void when professional captions aren't available.

Automatic captions for videos were launched back in 2009, with one billion videos being auto-captioned since.

Secondly, YouTube is now going to preserve and replay the chats that happened during a live stream.

Viewers can then discover videos that have been filmed in that same location by clicking on the tag. The feature will be rolled out in the coming weeks. You can also use the location filter on the search results page to find other videos from a specific spot. This gives viewers the chance to experience the live stream exactly as it originally appeared. They can also connect to several other smart devices and get engaged with the real-time world with lights, a pet feeder, and confetti canons.

First off, Google's finally launching something that it announced nearly a year ago at Google I/O 2017 - IFTTT integration with Super Chat.