Google covertly wishes to tackle Periscope and Facebook Live with a new app known as YouTube Connect. This live streaming application highlights the determinations of the search engine giant towards live video, a kind of media that is deliberated really rich and extremely appealing to social media paramours.
Google to Introduce YouTube Connect App to Take on Twitter’s Periscope
The new YouTube Connect app is being created so that Google can have a better opportunity of contending with the likes of Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live. In order to accomplish this, Google will be coming in with the same functionality for its live streaming app.
Features like chat and tagging will also be encompassed in the app and so will a news feed of the recent clips shared by your friends. Consumers will be able to view videos live from within the app as well as through the YouTube site on their channels. If users want to share live streams with others on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms, they will have to wait a little more as there is yet no place for this.
The live streaming business has witnessed Google remain behind the likes of Periscope, Facebook Live and Meerkat. Now that the new YouTube Connect app is going live, it will offer the company a viable advantage given that YouTube already offers live streaming, but through Creator Studio, which is also restricted. The competence to live stream on the Google-owned platform, with the new app will now raise to a bigger audience.
The video industry has witnessed the likes of Snapchat come to eminence, with present stats revealing that the app now has almost 8 billion daily views, a number that is also equated by Facebook.
At present, there is no announcement on the YouTube Connect release date. But with the Google I/O Developer conference pending in mid-May, it is anticipated that this app might witness an early take-off.