Google has updated its YouTube app for iOS with the ability to live stream iPhone or iPad screens.

YouTube utilizes Apple’s ReplayKit API to allow for live streaming of a user’s screen.

Only verified YouTube users with no live streaming restrictions will be able to take advantage of this feature.

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While live streaming content on their screen, YouTube users can also use the device’s microphone and front-facing camera to add their own commentary.

 

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Some potential uses for this new feature could include:

YouTube boasts ultra-low latency, so there is virtually no delay between what a user is doing on their screen and what viewers see.

If required, moderators can now be appointed to manage the chat room during a live stream. Alternatively, all comments can be withheld until approved by a moderator.

These features are available now to all accounts with the ability to live stream.