Google Meet now has the ability to livestream directly to YouTube.
Administrators, according to Google(Opens in a new window), will have to jump through a few hoops to use this feature. Administrators must enable livestreaming within Google Meet and have their YouTube account approved for livestreaming, which can take up to 24 hours, according to the company.
After that, streaming to YouTube from Google Meet should be as easy as opening the Activities panel, clicking “Live Streaming,” and selecting the appropriate YouTube account. (However, in practice, livestreaming is rarely that simple.)
According to Google, this feature was added to Meet because livestreaming can be “useful in situations where you want to present information to large audiences outside of your organization, giving them the option to pause and replay as needed, or view the presentation at a later time.”
According to the company, this feature is available “in select countries” to Google Workspace Enterprise Starter, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, Teaching and Learning Upgrade customers, Google Workspace Individual Users, and Google One premium subscribers.
Google Meet livestreaming to YouTube is now available to eligible Google Workspace and Google One subscribers on the Rapid Release cycle; access to Scheduled Release domains will begin on July 25. Google has support articles for both administrators (Opens in a new window) and users (Opens in a new window).