How to hide chat from live streaming videos on YouTube

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Today you have access to all kinds of information via YouTube. It can be said that this medium works like an Internet search engine. But instead of offering text or image content, it uses videos.

In this sense, the user can search for music videos and songs of their favorite artists, brand new movie trailers, video tutorials on how to cook a dish or carry out any other activity. Likewise, and one of the things you do most often through YouTube is streaming live video.



How to hide chat from YouTube live streaming video?

YouTube has become an interactive, educational and entertainment medium. Hence it stands as the first choice platform in terms of video playback media. It is estimated that more than two million users access the website every day around the world.

Perhaps the most important virtue of YouTube is that it allows any user to easily create their own YouTube channel. You will only need an e-mail account and fill in a personal data form. This gave rise to the very famous “youtuber”. Then if you want you can change the description of your channel.

Taking into account that a youtuber is a user who has developed a YouTube channel to create and share content with other users. Based on the number of subscribers accumulated by the channel, its success will be reflected and a payment will even be received for maintaining the channel.

Currently, there are very popular youtubers uploading content almost daily, be it cooking, makeup, cosmetics, entertainment, show business and much more.

All these activities have turned YouTube into a social network where you can create groups, where people log in to see new videos and interact with their favorite YouTubers. And also a new option has been implemented where people can broadcast live everything they are doing and even establishing a conversation among the viewers of the broadcast.



Steps to hide chat from live streamed videos on YouTube

Normally, the YouTube platform has a previous configuration to establish chat or group conversation on the video screen during the broadcast. This can be annoying for some, as it makes it difficult to see into the space it is displayed in (right section).

However, this can be easily changed by following a few simple steps which will be explained below. And the best part is that it doesn't take too long:

Enter the live video broadcast and go to the top right corner of the screen. There are several configuration icons. But what we will need will be the first. Which is identified with a shape that resembles the text cloud.

By clicking on this icon we can see that a diagonal line in the shape of appears "pin" and in turn the chat or group conversation disappears. To reactivate the display of this, simply press the icon again.


This way, if you've followed the steps correctly, you'll be able to hide the YouTube chat when a live video is broadcast.

Youtube customization options

YouTube also offers some customization options for live chats. Like the archiving of conversations, so that they are shown again along with the video playback. Another option is to choose how chats are displayed. There are two ways:


The chat above: this type of view offers the possibility to filter those messages that can be considered spam or content of little use. So that the chat is of greater benefit.

Live chat: this view shows all messages written by observers. Without filtering or analyzing the information.

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