Updates to YouTube Live Are Highlighted by Chat Replay

English-language automatic captions are coming soon

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YouTube announced a series of updates to its YouTube Live livestreaming platform.

Replays of Live videos now feature chat replay, allowing replay viewers to read the conversation as it originally unfolded during the livestream.

YouTube will also roll out English-language automatic captions for livestreams in the coming weeks. Automatic captioning was originally launched in 2009 for uploaded videos, and 1 billion videos have been auto-captioned since the feature debuted.

In a blog post, Kurt Wilms, live video product lead at YouTube, said, “When professionally provided captions aren’t available, our new live automatic captions provide creators a quick and inexpensive way to make livestreams accessible to more people.



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