If you needed one more proof that anybody can be on YouTube nowadays so everybody can see what incredibly amazing things they can share with the world, we have some interesting news for you. Google is currently bringing the possibility for Google Meet users to easily live stream their virtual meetings to YouTube, as revealed by a blog of the tech giant.
However, you must keep in mind that not just anybody will get to benefit from the new feature. Most of those who have a paid Workplace account will get to use the feature. Here are the exact categories of the Workplace editions that can go with live streaming Google Meet meetings to YouTube, as revealed on a support page of Google:
- Enterprise Starter
- Enterprise Standard
- Enterprise Plus
- Education Plus
- Teaching and learning upgrade
- Workspace Individual Subscriber
First of all, you need to get your YouTube channel approval, so you’ll have to submit a request. Be patient, as the response can take a few hours to arrive.
Starting a YouTube live stream is nothing difficult, and here are the steps, as the same support page mentioned above reveals:
- When you are in a Google Meet call, hit the Activities area from the bottom right zone.
- Select Live Streaming, and then Stream with YouTube.
- Select an event or create a new one from “Event Info.”
- If you choose to create a new event, enter the title, the privacy level, and the language that you need for the captions that will appear on YouTube.
- Review the “Terms of Service” of YouTube.
- Hit the Start Streaming option.
- Copy the link for live streaming from the panel.
- Share the link with those you need to attend your stream.
- Hit the Stop Streaming option when you’re done.
The new feature is currently in its rollout phase, which means that it should arrive to everyone who’s eligible pretty soon.