Eligible creators can invite a guest to live stream with them. Using a mobile phone to go live , your live stream feed will show up above your guest’s.
You can schedule a live stream with a guest from your computer (via Live Control Room) and then go live from your mobile phone. Or you can go live immediately from your mobile phone.
Note: This feature is being expanded to a select group of creators. We hope to let more creators use Go Live Together soon. Stay tuned for updates.
Go Live Together with a guest
You can rotate guests on your live stream, though you can only have one guest appear on your live stream at a time. You can view the analytics for your live stream within YouTube Studio, but your guest cannot.
- From your phone, open the YouTube app.
- From the bottom, tap Create + Go Live Together.
- Enter stream details, including the title, description, monetization settings, thumbnails and visibility settings.
- Tap Done.
- From “Invite a co-streamer,” choose an option to invite your guest:
- Copy link: Copy the link and send it to your guest in a message, email or text message is preferred.
- Send invite link to co-streamer:
- Your guest will click the link and be sent to the waiting room.
- When you’re ready, tap Go Live.
- When your co-streamer joins the waiting room, you’ll see a prompt. Select Add and then Go live to start your live stream.
Join a stream as a guest
You can co-stream with someone else by being invited to join their live stream. Co-streaming with someone else can help you connect with a new audience on YouTube.
- Tap the invite link sent by the host live streamer from your mobile device. They may send it to you via email, text, or another messaging service.
- Select the channel you’d like to go live with.
- Select Join when prompted to join the waiting room.
- While you wait to go live, check your audio and video quality.
- When you see “You’re live,” you’re now co-streaming live on YouTube.
Frequently asked questions
Can ads show up on a Go Live Together stream, and does the host channel earn revenue?
Yes, both pre-roll, mid-roll, and post-roll shows up on Go Live Together streams and will be attributed to the host channel of the stream.
What happens if a guest violates a YouTube policy, e.g., community guideline or copyright policy, during a live stream?
The host channel is responsible for the live content and should ensure that all guests and content on that co-stream comply with all of our YouTube terms, including our community guidelines, copyright policy, and all other applicable policies. For instance, if a guest violates a community guideline on stream, the host channel will be responsible. Before going live, educate your co-streamer about what they can and cannot do. The host will have moderation tools available during the live stream and can remove the co-streamer at any time.
I created a link to invite a co-streamer. How can I reset it?
Create or edit a live stream and go to “Invite a co-streamer.” From the bottom, click Reset Link. The previous link will no longer let someone join your stream. Send the new link to your co-streamer.
I sent a link to invite a co-streamer but they can’t join. What should I do?
In some cases certain messaging apps do not open the invite link correctly. In these cases, we recommend creators resend the link via email or text message. Find more information here.