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.