To support users better, Live Now introduces a newly upgraded feature that helps streamers engage with their audience easily – the Chat feature. Available exclusively for Premium accounts, this feature enhances the interaction between content creators and viewers on supported platforms including YouTube Event, Facebook Page, Facebook Profile (public live stream), and Restream Event.
Currently, the Chat feature can be used in two modes, Screen Broadcast and Stream Camera. To use this feature, follow the following simple steps.
How to Use Chat Feature in Live Now
Screen Broadcast Mode
For streamers opting for the Screen Broadcast mode, activating the Chat feature is a breeze.
Simply open the Live Now app, choose your desired platform, and select Screen Broadcast mode.
Once in the live streaming setting, click on the Chat feature to switch it from OFF to ON. Proceed by clicking “Next” to initiate your live stream. A Chat tab will now grace your screen, displaying the notification “Messages will appear here”. If the Chat tab does not appear, click the Chat icon to turn it OFF and turn it ON again.
To ensure a seamless live streaming experience, the Chat tab’s position is entirely customizable. Minimize the Chat bar to the corner of the screen by swiping it to the side, preventing any obstruction to your content. You can also drag the Chat tab to different positions on the screen, providing you with flexibility and control over your live streaming setup.
Stream Camera Mode
Streamers preferring the Stream Camera mode can enjoy the benefits of the Chat feature too. The process remains identical to that of Screen Broadcast mode, offering a consistent and user-friendly experience. Once activated, viewer comments will dynamically appear in the middle of your screen.
In Stream Camera mode, manage the display of the Chat tab effortlessly by clicking the comment icon in the upper left corner of the screen. This intuitive feature allows you to toggle the Chat tab on or off, ensuring you have full control over when and how viewer comments are presented during your live stream.
Live Now is always eager to provide streamers with the tools they need. Upgrade to a Premium account today to unlock the full potential of Live Now’s Chat feature. If you find anything difficult when using this new feature, please leave a comment here or contact us via email and Facebook page.