How to do Live streaming on YouTube?

As I began to write this article, it is the golden month of September and I just finished my first experience of live streaming on YouTube, I thought it to be difficult. But I was wrong, it is such an easy process. You only need the determination to do it and I know this dedication is the trait of every reader.

Today, people from all around the world come to YouTube to experience the world's biggest video platform for a variety of purposes. As I told you, I just finished live streaming on my channel hence, I will like to share the process of live streaming on YouTube with my readers.

YouTube Live and Premieres enable creators to bring people together in real-time to learn, discuss, and build new social networks, whether they are hosting a live charity event, holding a town hall meeting, or giving a press conference about breaking news.

Live streaming your video to a wide audience is a simple job with YouTube live streaming. You can use it to convey your occasion, a game session, or even your daily life to the rest of the world. While there is a bit of preparation work required before you can make use of the function, live streaming on YouTube may help creators build deeper connections with their audience.

One more thing I came across is that to go live on YouTube, you must have a verified account, a process that takes 24 hours to complete i.e., it takes 24 hours to activate your account for live streaming from the time when you first click on the live stream.

You can go live on YouTube on your computer or the mobile app. Only those having at least 1,000 subscribers can use the mobile version of the live streaming feature.

Now I will show you how to perform live streaming on YouTube.

How to go live on YouTube on your computer

For those using a webcam to live stream, it is a fairly simple process. The step-by-step process to go live is as follows −

Go to and sign in to your account. Click the camera icon in the top toolbar (it has a plus sign inside of it).

Select "Go live."

As told earlier, when you opt for the very first time to live stream, YouTube takes 24 hours to enable it.

After 24 hours again, go to and sign in to your account. Click the camera icon in the top toolbar (it has a plus sign inside of it).

Select "Go live." And click on it.

When prompted, select whether you wish to start a stream "Right Now" or at a "Later Date" by clicking the blue "Start" button next to either option. At the Later date you can schedule a live stream on the particular date and time by selecting it.

If you selected "Right Now," you will next be asked to choose between using your "Built-in Webcam" or "Streaming Software." Select the webcam option if available.

Allow your camera and microphone access to

Now enter your title and description.

After adding the title and description, click on Next.

Select the Audience out of two choices.

Select whether you want to enable live chat or not. Also select who will be your viewers anyone or only subscribers.

Establish your desired Visibility settings for your YouTube live stream.

Click "Save" — your webcam will take a thumbnail for the live stream at this point, so make sure you are prepared for that. Click "Go Live." (For privacy I have hidden my thumbnail).

At the left top first icon show that the video is streaming live.

The next icon is of the duration the live stream started.

The third number is of viewers of your live stream

Fourthly the number of likes the live stream had.

After some time, you can see changes.

Click on edit to make changes, while the live stream is on.

Select the area where you want to make changes.

I selected customization and changed participants. Click on Save.

Click on the icon as shown below to share the live stream.

Select the platform where you want to share your live stream.

When you are done, click “End Stream” at the bottom of the screen. If you did not go over 12 hours, your live stream video will be archived.

YouTube will ask for a second confirmation.

The live stream had ended, and YouTube will ask if you want to edit the live stream video in the studio.

The final output of the live stream is like the image down below.

Advantages of Live streaming

Why did I live streamed? Well, there are many reasons. Let us discuss −

  • First and foremost, live streaming is a great way to connect with your audience in real-time. This is something that can be difficult to do through pre-recorded videos, and it is one of the main reasons why live streaming is so popular. You can interact with your viewers and answer their questions in real time, which builds a sense of community and connection.

  • In addition, live streaming is a great way to show off your personality and get your message across in an engaging way. People are more likely to watch a live stream than they are to read a blog post or watch a pre-recorded video, so it's a great way to reach your target audience.

  • Finally, live streaming is a great way to build your brand and grow your following. If you live stream regularly, people will start to recognize your face and your brand, which can lead to more viewers and subscribers.


Live streaming is a powerful tool that can help you reach your goals, whether you are a gamer, vlogger, or business owner. If you are not already using live streaming, I encourage you to give it a try! I tried and I am happy.

Updated on: 29-Nov-2022


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