YouTube is inspired by TikTok: indicator for live users

Live streaming is one of the most used functions on YouTube and therefore the company is trying to “make it clearer” when a channel is broadcasting live: in particular, the platform is introducing a indicator that closely resembles what is already present on TikTok.

To announce everything is Neal Mohan, YouTube Chief Product Officerwho posted a short video on his Twitter profile showing this feature: in provisive words, when an account is broadcasting live, his profile photo will be “surrounded” by a red circle and will show the wording “LIVE”. By clicking on the profile picture you can go directly to the live broadcast.

For the time being, it looks like this functionality it will be “exclusive” to the YouTube mobile appbut in all likelihood it will also arrive on the platform’s desktop site very soon.