Create a live stream on mobile

How to create a mobile YouTube live stream


To live stream on mobile, you'll need:


If you have under 1,000 subscribers

To help make YouTube a safe community for everyone, we may limit the number of viewers on your mobile live stream, and your archived live stream will be set to private by default.

Why is my mobile live stream's audience limited?

To help aspiring creators while protecting the community, we've created safeguards to limit the spread of potentially harmful content.

What happens after I get 1,000 subscribers?

After reaching 1,000 subscribers, it may take several weeks to remove the mobile live streaming audience limitation. If your subscriber count decreases during this time then it may take longer.

If your channel goes below 1,000 subscribers, you will have the same audience limitation as when your channel had less than 1,000 subscribers. You won't lose access to mobile live streaming unless your channel goes below 50 subscribers.

Create and 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 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, monetisation 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.
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