YouTube is adding more ways to watch live videos and interact with the community in real time.
This includes YouTube rolling out chat replay, which allows users to follow a conversation after a live stream is over.
Live chat replays will be on display alongside the video, exactly as it appeared live.
YouTube also brings automatic English-language captions to live streams. The site introduced auto-captioning for produced videos back in 2009. Now it’s available streaming, helping to broaden access to the hearing-impaired as well as to those who watch live streams on their mobile devices with the sound off.
Creators can also add a location tag to their mobile live streams and video uploads, and share their favourite hot spots with viewers. You can explore other videos with the same location tag by simply clicking on it. You can also use the location filter on the search results page to find other videos from a specific spot.