Create a live stream on mobile

How to Create a Mobile YouTube Livestream


To live stream on mobile, you’ll need:


If you have under 1,000 subscribers

Your stream will be shown to a limited number of viewers, and your archive will default to private after each session. Once you get 1,000 subscribers, you may have to wait to get full access to mobile live streaming.

Why is my mobile live stream restricted?

We're always exploring new ways to let creators use more features while keeping our community safe. To help smaller, aspiring creators while preventing bad actors from abusing mobile live streaming, we've created safeguards to limit the spread of potentially harmful content.

Why is my mobile live stream restricted?

After reaching 1K subscribers, it may take several weeks to remove the mobile live streaming limitations. Also, if your subscriber count decreases during this time (due to regular unsubscribes, or the removal of spam or closed accounts) then it may take longer.

If your channel goes below 1,000 subscribers, you will have the same limitations when you were under 1,000 subscribers. You won’t lose access to mobile live streaming.


Create & schedule a mobile live stream

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the YouTube app.
  2. At the bottom, tap Create ""and then Go live.
    • For your first mobile live stream: Starting your first live stream may take up to 24 hours. Once enabled, you can live stream instantly.
  3. Follow the steps to create a live stream.
    • For users aged 13-17 on YouTube, your default mobile live stream privacy setting is set to unlisted. If you’re 18 or over, your default mobile live stream privacy setting is set to public. All users can change this setting to make their live stream public, private, or unlisted.
    • To schedule for later, tap More options.
    • To set options for live chat, age restriction, monetization, and more, tap More options and then Show more. Then tap Next.
    • To stream your phone’s screen, tap Create channel and then Share screen "".
  4. Tap Go live.
  5. To end your stream, tap Finish. An archive of the stream will be created on your channel. You can edit the privacy setting or delete the archive at any time.

Start a scheduled mobile live stream

  1. On your phone or tablet, open the YouTube app.
  2. Tap Create "" and then Go live.
  3. Tap Calendar and then Select your live stream.
    Note: You can delete scheduled live streams by pressing the delete button.
  4. Tap Go live.

Live stream an app using iOS ReplayKit

When using a supported app such as Procreate, Asphalt 8: Airborne, or Mobile Legends: Bang bang, you can stream directly to YouTube. To start streaming:

  1. Open the app you want to stream.
  2. Open the Menu for live streaming, and select YouTube.
  3. Follow the steps to set up your stream.
  4. Tap Go Live.

Note: To live stream using ReplayKit, you need a device with iOS 10.2+.

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