Now you can stream your call to millions via YouTube Live

Using YouTube Live to stream your Video Calls

by | Jun 29, 2020 | Uncategorized, Video Call

Looking to grow your audience through virtual meetings? If so, leverage Gumzo’s online conference technology with YouTube Live to reach more prospects.

Gumzo has an in-built YouTube Live feature that allows you to share your live stream with participants in your virtual conference.

So, you may be wondering, why use Gumzo’s virtual conference when you can just live stream on YouTube? 

Fair question.

By integrating your YouTube Livestream into Gumzo’s virtual conference, you have an opportunity to reach more people and convert them to customers.

For instance, you can hold a training session via YouTube Live and disable the comment section but enable the chat section in your Gumzo conference room. You can then inform your YouTube viewers to join your Gumzo conference room if they’d like to ask questions about the live stream.

And just like that, you’ll be building a community that’s interested in your message. You can engage with this community in Gumzo chat, onboard them to your services, or even go for the sale.

Think of Gumzo’s integration with YouTube Live as the arsenal you need to get prospects knocking at your door, asking for more information or ready to buy from you.

Now that you know how you can use Gumzo and YouTube Live to grow your business, how do you get started?

Here is a quick beginner’s guide to live streaming on YouTube and Gumzo.

Preparing for a YouTube Livestream

Before you go live on YouTube, it helps to prepare well, especially if you intend to build your brand and project yourself as a professional to your audience.

Here is a checklist of the things you should do:

  1. Make a plan or outline of the message you will be delivering and the structure to follow
  2. Make sure you have a stable internet connection. Safaricom Fibre packages are strong enough for live streaming on YouTube
  3. If you’ll be live streaming using your laptop, confirm that the webcam is working. If your smartphone has a good quality camera, you can also use it to live stream.
  4. Sound matters. Check that your laptop, smartphone or the microphone you will be using produces good quality audio
  5. Streaming software. This is optional. Unless you want to produce professional-quality streams, you don’t need streaming software for YouTube Live. If you are using Chrome, you can stream without an encoder.

With the checklist out of the way, let’s get streaming!

How to Stream on YouTube Live

There are two ways of live streaming on YouTube. Choose the one that you are most comfortable with.

  1. Chrome Browser

Go to www.youtube.com/webcam on your Chrome browser and start live streaming through your laptop’s webcam. This broadcast does not require an encoder.

Simply follow the instructions on the screen to start live streaming.

     2. Mobile

You can also live stream on your smartphone, as long as you have an internet connection. To start your live stream, open the YouTube app, and click on the camera icon at the top. From there, click on ‘Go Live’ to start streaming.

YouTube Live Feature on Gumzo

Connect YouTube Livestream to Gumzo Room

Now that you’re ready to go live on YouTube, it’s time to make the stream also available in your Gumzo virtual room. 

Here’s how you do this:

  1. Click the Record button
  2. Input your YouTube Livestream key on the popup box
  3. Click ‘Go Live’

Your YouTube live broadcast will also start broadcasting on your Gumzo channel.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you can use YouTube and Gumzo together for business.

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