Occasionally, we have a YouTube premiere! YouTube premieres are a little different than our regular video releases. One big difference is that we are actually present during the release! While the video itself is pre-recorded, we are all live watching it together at the same spot in time. When you join, it will be playing live. In addition, there will be a live chat window that is up before the video plays and stays up during the video as well.
How do I find one of your YouTube Premieres?
We tend to only do a few premieres a year. If we have a YouTube premiere coming up, we announce it several days in advance on our home page and some of our social media accounts. Then, when it gets as close to a few hours before it starts, we'll add the actual link. All you have to do is click on the link for the YouTube video premiere to go to it. If you subscribe to our channel and have your notifications on, you’ll be also be notified of the premiere starting with a direct link provided.
So you will be joining the live chat before the video actually starts?
Yes! The live chat typing window will be available before the video premieres, and we usually list a time when we will join live before the video starts. We usually are there for about 15 minutes before the video starts.
Tell me more about the live chat in a YouTube Premiere. Does it involve a webcam?
No! Neither you nor us will be on a webcam. The live chat is a chat box that you type into. You must be logged in to your YouTube/Google account in order to type anything. On a computer, the live chat shows on the right. On a mobile device, you'll see it underneath the video near the share button.
Do you moderate the live chat in a YouTube Premiere?
We have volunteer moderators that do. There's a filter on the live chat as well. However, neither of those things are perfect. If you notice something that violates YouTube's community guidelines that shows up in the live chat, you can also flag a comment to help our moderators. Remember best practices when chatting on any public platform: you should never give personal information such as your full name, address, phone number, etc. If our moderators see that, they remove it and the user's future posts will also no longer show in the live chat.
What if I join late?
You can join in late! Just know that when you join, since it's playing "live," it will bring you to the same point in the video as everyone else.
What if I miss it but still want to see it?
If you can't make it, the video posts like a normal video after playing live. The link will not change, and you can view it anytime afterwards.
Can you show me some examples of videos you had that were premieres?
Sure. Some of our premiere videos included our "One Million Subscribers Celebration" video and the "We're Back" video. You will notice that they now play as a regular video.
This post was last updated October 20, 2022
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