YouTube Live Streaming Features – Mar 2022

YouTube will launch 5 new live stream features for viewers and creators to enhance live streams. Some features are currently in testing and others will roll out later this year.

These features are previewed in a video on YouTube’s Creator Insider channel. They include:

  1. ‘Go Live Together’
  2. Live rings
  3. Cross-channel live redirects
  4. Uninterrupted split-screen viewing
  5. Live Q&A

1. Go Live Together 

The On live guests – feature is similar to YouTube live options. YouTube will soon launch a small pilot test of a feature which is called ‘Go Live Together’. This is a collaborative streaming feature for mobile devices which will enable creators to invite a guest to their live stream by simply sending a link.

As explained by YouTube: 

“The host creator will be able to create a live stream, invite and screen their guests before going live to their viewers. Note that the guest channel and user information will remain hidden during the live stream.”

Hosts will also be able to see streaming analytics in YouTube studio, same as any other live stream, but the guests will not have access to this analytics data. 

YouTube Go Live Together

Note that the guest’s channel and user information will remain hidden during the stream

In this Go Live Together stream a Pre-roll and mid-roll ads can appear during live but guests won’t benefit from those either. Ad revenue will be attributed to the host channel. The reason for adding this feature is to expand the number of creators who have access to Go Live Together after the pilot test.

2. Live Rings

YouTube is now working to add live rings which will help viewers identify when a channel is going live, the live rings are added to the channel’s profile picture. Live rings are the same as Instagram live, which helps to increase discovery and viewership for creators’ live streams on YouTube. It’s currently being seen on certain screens on mobile devices and will be extended across YouTube later this year.

YouTube Live Rings

3. Cross-Channel Live Redirects

“Today, creators with at least a thousand subscribers can use a feature called live redirect to direct their viewers from a live stream or premier to another Livestream or premier on their own channel. But they can’t send their viewers to a live stream or premier hosted on another channel. With this launch, creators with at least a thousand subscribers and no active community guidelines strikes will be able to direct their viewers to a live stream or premier hosted on a different channel.”

This feature adds more capacity for collaborative promotion and also becomes a valuable tool for influencer partnerships.

Also, Read – How To Change YouTube Channel Name & Custom URL

4. Split-Screen Viewing On Mobile

YouTube is working on providing an uninterrupted view of a Livestream by taking a split-screen approach with two different viewing experiences for mobile devices.

In the lean-in video and live chat experience, the live chat panel is on the right of the screen, replacing the live chat overlay from the classic view. 

The lean-back or collapsed live chat experience allows for the video to be full screen when watching in landscape mode. The chat is then represented by the viewer count in the lower right-hand corner.

YouTube is beginning to roll out both of these views to viewers and it should be fully launched by the end of Mar 2022.

5. Live Q&A

Another important upcoming feature on YouTube that is looking to launch in the next few months is live Q&A. With a live Q&A feature, viewers will be able to submit questions during a live stream based on the creator’s question prompt on the screen. Questions answered by the creator will be temporarily pinned on top of the live chat, encouraging other viewers to submit their own answers.

These new tools and features in live stream offerings are more beneficial on YouTube, and it’ll be interesting to see how creators respond to the additions as they become more widely available.

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TalkRadio YouTube Channel Ban Revoked

Alphabet Inc’s YouTube has reversed U.K radio station TalkRadio’s channel (242,000 subscribers) on its platform to its service after suspending the channel for continuously allegedly breached content standards. This radio station, part of Rupert Murdoch’s TalkSport network. TalkRadio has around 424,000 listeners, according to market research provider Rajar. They utilize YouTube as a way to Livestream shows from its studios and to give an archive of past broadcasts. 

YouTube’s activity had implied that TalkRadio’s site had included articles highlighting broken installed cuts for a large portion of the day and that clients who had shared its clasps would have been not able to see them. So that prompted TalkRadio’s YouTube page on Tuesday were diverted to a message that the record had been “terminated for violating YouTube’s community guidelines.” It was reactivated after 7 p.m. in London. 

YouTube’s Three Strikes Copyright Policy

YouTube’s content moderation compels the”three strikes” rule, under which records can be given “strikes” for posting content that disregards content rules. A solitary hit conveys with it various limitations, yet a direct getting three strikes in a 90-day time frame will be permanently deletion of your YouTube account

TalkRadio YouTube Channel Banned

The Google-owned service has issued a brief explanation about this TalkRadio’s ban.

“TalkRadio’s YouTube channel was quickly suspended, without further review, has now been relaxed,” YouTube said in an assertion. “We immediately remove flagged content that disregards our guidelines, including Covid-19 substance that expressly negates master agreement from nearby health specialists or the World Health Organization.”

“We give special exceptions for material posted with an instructive, narrative, logical, or aesthetic reason, as was considered for this situation,” YouTube added, without promptly explaining which exemption applied – or which recordings had justified the suspension.

TalkRadio requested an explanation about its boycott in a prior assertion, adding that its substance is controlled by U.K. media guard dog Ofcom. English priests a month ago proposed clearing laws to check unlawful and destructive substances on the web. 

Hindering a news brand run by extremely rich person news head honcho Rupert Murdoch stamped one of YouTube’s most prominent intercessions. It’s recently assessed the Trump-supporting One America News Network, referring to breaks of rules. 

Murdoch’s News Corp. purchased TalkRadio’s proprietor Wireless Group in 2016 and has as of late extended its advanced transmission media offering. He’s been a candid pundit of Silicon Valley monsters as he pushes for what he considers a more attractive portion of their publicizing income. 

TalkRadio telecaster Julia Hartley-Brewer whined about the proceeding on Twitter. Without naming YouTube explicitly, she got some information about large tech “control” on her Tuesday morning show. TalkRadio considers itself the “home of free discourse,” and its analysts have scrutinized the intelligence of government lockdown measures pointed toward ending the spread of Covid-19. 

“We routinely grill government information and we have controls set up,” TalkRadio said. “We utilize irrefutable sources and offer space to a cautious choice of voices and suppositions.”

USA’s Top YouTube Videos and Creators of 2020

We are in the last month of 2020, so YouTube has announced its annual list of the top videos and creators on the biggest video platform, displaying the content that is gaining the most traction, and the YouTube stars and topics that are seeing the biggest focus in YouTube video clips. These top listings videos could help you to think in different ways and improve your YouTube content approach.

Dave Chappelle’s video about police murdered George Floyd was the No. 1 trending video on YouTube this year 2020, according to the video platform. 

Chappelle’s 27-minute video is named “8:46,” the timeframe a Minneapolis cop nailed his knee to Floyd’s neck. Presented on the Netflix Is a Joke divert on YouTube in June, it’s not accessible on Netflix itself. (Chappelle has numerous satire specials on Netflix, which as of late eliminated improve show arrangement “Chappelle’s Show” at the humorist’s solicitation.) The depiction of the video notes, “Dave isn’t keen on adapting any substance identified with George Floyd’s passing” and urges watchers to make gifts to the Equal Justice Initiative.

Top trending videos on YouTube in 2020 (U.S.)

  1. Netflix Is A Joke – 8:46, Dave Chappelle
  2. Mark Rober – Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder
  3. SNL – First Debate Cold Open
  4. JeffreeStar – We Broke Up
  5. MrBeast – I Bought The World’s Largest Firework
  6. NikkieTutorials, I’m Coming Out.
  7. Dream, Minecraft Speedrunner VS 3 Hunters GRAND FINALE
  8. NBC – Ricky Gervais’ Monologue – 2020 Golden Globes
  9. Dude Perfect – Quarantine Stereotypes
  10. SomeGoodNews – Some Good News with John Krasinski – Ep 1

These 10 videos were chosen based on YouTube proprietary algorithms that factor in total no. of. views, likes, comments, and searches by USA viewers. Overall they were watched more than 356 million times and for around 48 million hours on YouTube. The top 10 YouTube channels have a total of more than 175 million subscribers.

Coming to top creators, we didn’t pick any specific content trends in this list. But still, the comedy genre is the winner with social justice messages and gaming video content also in the top list.

Top YouTube Creators (U.S.) 2020

  1. MrBeast
  2. Dream
  3. ZHC
  4. SSSniperwolf
  5. Tiko
  6. Chloe Ting
  7. JoshDub
  8. The Royalty Family
  9. LazarBeam
  10. James Charles

Five of the ten channels listed are generally lined up with gaming-related substance, with Fortnite, Minecraft, and Among Us being the top games getting consideration from these makers. 

Gaming is a huge influencer of present’s youth culture – on the off chance that you haven’t thought about the hugeness of gaming, and how it identifies with arising content patterns, you could be botching significant chances. Not all brands will have items or contributions that line up with gaming, however it merits thinking about the impact of gaming society, and how that may fit inside your informing in 2021. 

The other key subjects among these influencers are huge scope ventures (hard to reproduce), fitness, workout, wellness-related recordings, and make-up instruction videos.

In music, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion took on the world of hip-hop, Drake cemented his influence, Lil Baby released a powerful protest anthem, and so much more.

Top Music Videos (U.S.)

  1. Future – Life is Good ft. Drake
  2. Tekashi 6ix9ine – Gooba
  3. Lil Baby x 42 Dugg – We Paid
  4. NLE Choppa – Walk Em Down ft. Roddy Ricch
  5. Cardi B – WAP ft. Megan Thee Stallion
  6. DaBaby – Rockstar ft. Roddy Ricch
  7. Roddy Ricch – The Box
  8. Drake – Laugh Now Cry Later ft. Lil Durk
  9. YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Lil Top
  10. Lil Baby – The Bigger Picture

Breakout Creators (U.S.)

  1. Dream
  2. Tiko
  3. Chloe Ting
  4. EddieVR
  5. Charli D Amelio
  6. GeorgeNotFound
  7. Dixie D’Amelio
  8. Corpse Husband
  9. SomeGoodNews
  10. Hyram

A great YouTube channel requires an awesome name same as the video content. To maximize channel views and subscribers, you should have an easily searchable and attractive YouTube name. So it’s important to know how to set up a YouTube channel name to get the full potential of your profile.

YouTube Custom URL

If you want to set up a custom URL for your YouTube channel, you should have below eligibility

  • Have 100 or more subscribers.
  • Channel should at least 30 days old.
  • Should Have an uploaded photo as a channel icon.
  • Have uploaded channel art.

This article will guide you on how to change your YouTube name easily with step by step guide. 

How to change your YouTube channel name

To change your YouTube name, you’ll need to make sure your account is a YouTube brand account. A brand account provides you with some extra functionality over the standard personal YouTube account such as allow others to jointly manage the account including Google Photos and YouTube.

To find out if your channel is a Brand Account follow the below steps

  • Go to the channel settings by clicking your channel profile picture.
  • Click the advanced setting in the navigation on the left.
  • Under the Account Information, you’ll see a message like the one shown in the below image:

If your account is not branded, then you will see like below image


Still, you can change your YouTube name on a standard and non-branded YouTube account. But your name also changed on all other Google services like Gmail.

Change YouTube Channel Name

  1. Sign in to your YouTube channel by clicking the sign-in button on the right corner with the correct email and password.
  2. Click on the Settings gear icon which will appear if you click profile picture.
  3. Under the Your YouTube Channel overview section, select the Edit on Google link to change your name.
  4. Now change your First name and Last name to what you want your channel to be called. 
  5. Finally, click the Save button to finish.

And that’s it. You have successfully changed the new YouTube channel username. 

Change Your YouTube Channel Name on a Phone (Android and iOS)

Same as changing your YouTube channel name on PC, you can also change it through your android or iOS mobile.

  1. Login YouTube Channel on your mobile browser.
  2. Simply tap on your YouTube channel logo in the top right, and then tap on your channel name.
  3. Tap on that pencil icon and change your desired YouTube channel name.

Youtube Channel Name Change Limit

There is also a limit for change your YouTube channel name URL. So you can only change your YouTube name three times every 90 days. And to get an instant YouTube channel name change link visit the Google support page.

Youtube Statistics

YouTube is the most searched term on google that has well over a billion users, and people spend countless hours on the site. Over 2 billion people watch more than 5 billion videos each day on youtube. It’s also become a platform for YouTubers to become superstars in their own right. As of 2019, there are more than 31 million channels on Youtube and it is 25% more than the previous year.

There are lots of YouTube channels that upload videos daily, including the videos created by top YouTubers to entertain us, think us, and know more about the world in every category.

We all have some favorite Youtube channels and YouTubers which fall into different categories including gaming, comedy, tech, music, and many others. So you want to know who are the most subscribed youtube channels? Here’s a list of much-awaited top YouTubers and channels at the end of 2019.

10. Justin Bieber (47.8 million subscribers)

9. Dude Perfect (47.8 million subscribers)

8. Zee Music Company (48.3 million subscribers)

7. WWE (52.6 million subscribers)

6. Canal KondZilla (54.4 million subscribers)

5. SET India (62.1 million subscribers)

4. 5-Minute Crafts (63.2 million subscribers)

3. Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes (68.8 million subscribers)

2. PewDiePie (102 million subscribers)

1. T-Series (123 million subscribers)

Most Subscribed Youtube Channels 2019 

10. Justin Bieber (47.8 million subscribers)

Justin Bieber is one of the well known Canadian singer and songwriter who has the 10th-most-subscribed channel on YouTube with over 47.8 million subscribers. Bieber one of the most-watched artists on all video-sharing sites. 

His channel contains official music videos of his own composition, live performances, and interviews. He began singing at the age of 13 and now he is having several record-breaking videos with billion views. Justin Bieber also contributed to a remixed version of Despacito song which has more than 640 million views since its release in 2017. 

9. Dude Perfect (47.8 million subscribers)

Dude Perfect is an American comedy sports group from Frisco, Texas-based youtube channel started in 2009. They consisting of “5 Best Friends and a Panda.” Garrett Hilbert, Cody Jones, Twins Coby, Cory Cotton, and Tyler Toney all are former roommates and high school basketball players.

This group has uploaded over 200 videos and they also have several Guinness World Records. They also have the records of most T-shirts hung on a washing line using pegs in one minute, and most pencils snapped in one minute.

8. Zee Music Company (48.3 million subscribers)

Zee Music Company is a subsidiary of India’s Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) which has over 48 million subscribers and more than 222,000 hours of Hindi programming. 

All videos uploaded on the channel is an official music video from the likes of Aakhri Baar, Zurana, Nain Shikari, and more.

In May 2019 alone, this channel gained over 2 million subscribers resulting in 894 million video views.

7. WWE (52.6 million subscribers)

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Youtube channel is seventh-in the list, with 52.6 million subscribers. WWE channel contains more than 1,500 videos including Monday Night Raw and telecasted SmackDown LIVE every Tuesday night. They also upload the videos of behind-the-scenes footage of WWE matches.

6. Canal KondZilla (54.4 million subscribers)

Canal KondZilla YouTube channel launched in 2012 by Konrad Cunha Dantas who is a Brazilian music video producer, director, and writer. Now, this channel has over 54.4 million subscribers and over 23 billion views.

This Youtube channel has over 700 music videos which include Koral Conká, DJ Marlboro, MC Guime, Preta Gil, and more artists. He received the Multishow Awards for the music video Tombei, by Koral Conká which is the Best Music Video in 2015.

5. SET India (62.1 million subscribers)

Sony Entertainment is an Indian Hindi television network launched in 1995 and entered started the YouTube channel in 2005. Now, this channel 31,000 videos with 62.1 million subscribers. They originally played Top 10 artists like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry videos. This channel also including entertainment videos of The Kapil Sharma Show and police dramas like Crime Patrol.

4. 5-Minute Crafts (63.2 million subscribers)

5-Minute Crafts is a leading DIY, hack tips channel which is launched in 3 years ago that surpassed some of the most popular YouTube channels, like whinderssonnunes and elrubiusOMG. It has now, 63 million subscribers and 3,000 videos that are viewed over 16 billion times.

3. Cocomelon – Nursery Rhymes (68.8 million subscribers)

Cocomelon is originally called ABCkidTV and this channel contains children’s nursery rhymes and original songs in 3D animation. It has an average of 3 million new subscribers every month and one of the longest-running top channels on YouTube

They published its first video in September 2006, and its popularity exploded in 2017. This channel also has one bad record of 12 most disliked videos of all time in youtube “Bath Song.” This video has 1.45 billion views and more than 1.6 million dislikes.

2. PewDiePie (102 million subscribers)

PewDiePie is the second-most subscribed YouTube channel with 102 million subscribers which is created in 2010 by Swedish comedian Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, is best known for its “Let’s Play” videos and blogs, as well as Kjellberg’s following. Most of this channel viewers said his content as obnoxious, goofy, and filled with profanity. 

1. T-Series (123 million subscribers)

Finally, the most subscribed channel and the king of Youtube is T-series. It has over 123 million subscribers and 3.188 billion monthly views, making it the most-subscribed and most-viewed YouTube channel in the world. This channel is the first to reach 100 million subscribers on Youtube history. 

T-series a popular Indian music company that started a Youtube channel in 2006 itself after one year of YouTube started which is 2005. The “Aashiqui” soundtrack album was sold over 20 million units in India, making it the best-selling Bollywood album of all time. 

Source: Numbers are based on Social Blade findings as of December 2019.