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YouTube adds low-latency streaming and improves live chat




YouTube rolls out a new latency option for its streamers and adds a few more tools to live chat moderation.


YouTube promises improvements in live stream delay by introducing Ultra-low latency streaming. Streamers would now be able to engage with their audience faster. But lower latency comes with a cost, although this would lower delay between the recording and the broadcast, viewers might experience more playback buffering. But still, this a welcome new option and would bring streamers and viewers closer together.

YouTube also adds new tools to its live chat moderation. Here are the changes:

  • Inline Moderation — Streamers can now quickly moderate the chat feed by pressing and holding “alt/option” to pause the chat feed and evaluate the messages.
  • Review messages — Like with comments, chat messages can now be approved, hidden, or reported. The more you review messages the system will identify which messages require your review.
  • Shared hidden users list — Shares your hidden user list across comments and live chat.



Zen Estacio is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. He is the team's laptop guru and one of their resident gamers. He has a monthly column compiling the latest and greatest the Nintendo Switch has to offer. Aside from that, he regularly writes gaming news, reviews, and impressions. You can hit him up at @papanZEN

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