Hangouts On Air Moves to YouTube Live

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Say farewell to Google's Hangouts On Air and hello to YouTube Live.

As of Sept. 12, all new broadcasts must be scheduled via YouTube; upcoming events will no longer be accepted on Google+.

Google launched Hangouts On Air in 2012. It differed from regular text and video chat Hangouts in that the conversations were recorded. Folks could launch a broadcast by opening a Hangout chat and selecting the option to record. Once finished, Google would automatically upload a public recording to the user's YouTube channel and add a link to Google+.

That procedure will soon change, though. With the launch of YouTube live streaming in June and the demise of Google+ in general, sustaining two live-streaming services is unnecessary. So starting next month, users will be prompted to navigate to Live Streaming Events in YouTube Live's Creator Studio. To set up a broadcast, open a new live event, select a "Quick" or "Custom" event, give your stream a title, and tap "Go live now."

Or, enter details to schedule an upcoming event. YouTube Live's built-in scheduling lets users program a future date and time for airing—similar to Google+ and Calendar integration in Hangouts On Air.

Whether you're an A-list celebrity reaching out to fans, a makeup artists sharing tutorials, or an experimental filmmaker, Google lets users control who sees each broadcast. When creating a new event, choose from one of three options: public (anyone can see), unlisted (anyone with a link can join), or private (only those invited can join).

Keep in mind, though, that the Q&A, Showcase, and Applause apps are not currently available on YouTube Live. If you're desperate, Google Slides has a Q&A feature that can be used in a broadcast; the Web giant also suggested using social media to gather questions ahead of the event.

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