YouTube brings chat replay, auto captions and more to Live streaming

YouTube Live now supports IFTTT, geotagging, and more

YouTube Live now supports IFTTT, geotagging, and more

In addition, YouTube has made livestreams more accessible for viewers who have hearing issues by introducing automatic captions to Live videos. But it's certainly better than nothing if you want to make things convenient for viewers and maximize your live stream audience. The chat replays will be displayed alongside the video, just like it appeared live.

People creating a live stream or on-demand video can now add a location tag to their creations. Live chat replays will show up beside the video and play back in sync while you are watching.

Another notable new feature is location tagging, which allows YouTubers to include details about where they are livestreaming from, which should make it easier for viewers to search for videos based on their location. To stay competitive with other streaming platforms, developers have announced new features for YouTube Live.

Secondly, YouTube is now going to preserve and replay the chats that happened during a live stream. Yes, this feature has been around since 2009, but now onwards, the live videos will too generate captions automatically in English language.

As you can imagine, adding automated captions to livestreams is a huge undertaking, as it requires real-time speech recognition and rendering to ensure the on-screen words are synchronized with the sounds as neatly as possible. Now you'll quickly be able to see other videos shot in the same location simply by clicking the tag. "We will launch this feature in the coming weeks, and then will improve its accuracy and speed", reads the official YouTube blog.

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