YouTube is rolling out a brand new collaboration feature that allows two people to live stream at the same time – aptly named Go Live Together.
The way it works is that a creator can invite another user to co-host a live stream. You can host only one guest at a time, but other people can be taken in and out alternately during the same live broadcast. It’s similar to how a FaceTime call works without the group feature.
Technically, Go Live Together was first made available in early November 2022 when it debuted at: YouTube’s own Creator Insider channel (opens in new tab). It was available to only a handful of creators at the time, and not much has changed since then, apparently.
The minor catch is that the main channel must have at least 50 subscribers before being allowed to use the feature. However, the invitee is not limited to this requirement. It can be any: large or small channels.
Grab a friend and start a co-stream 🤝🤩, we’re introducing Go Live Together, a new way to easily start a co-stream from your phone and invite a guest! 📱 Creators need 50+ subscribers to host co-streams, but anyone can be a guest! more info here: https://t.co/g6PdxJY7ux pic.twitter.com/lmDDogXQ5tFebruary 2, 2023
Go Live Together is now available on iOS and Android phones, so be sure to download the latest version of YouTube to your mobile device if you want to try it out. Instructions on how to receive a shared live stream are available at: Google’s support page (opens in new tab), but to give a quick summary, you must first tap the plus icon at the bottom of the YouTube app. “Go Live Together” will appear in the submenu. Select it, invite your guest and you are ready.
The desktop version of Go Live Together is currently being worked on, but when it will be released is unknown. According to this TeamYouTube on Twitter (opens in new tab)they will keep everyone updated when there is more to share.
Other reports status (opens in new tab) it’s possible for a server channel to schedule a co-stream via YouTube on the desktop, but that’s it. Ultimately you have to use the mobile app to have the live broadcast. By the way, you can always try Google Meet until Go Live Together comes to desktop. Last summer Google Meet support expanded to YouTube to host large-scale events on the platform.
If you’re interested in diving into the world of live streaming, now is the time to give it a try so you can be prepared when YouTube expands Live Streaming Together – because let’s be honest, a desktop version feels like it’s inevitable. Be sure to check out TechRadar’s list. best free streaming software Including the likes of OBS Studio and Steamlabs out there.