In an effort to give you greater opportunities to promote yourself and connect with your viewers, we have added the option to promote a link while broadcasting!
If you choose to promote a link, it will show up (using the title you entered) beneath the Facebook and Twitter promote buttons when you hover over the video player with your mouse. Clicking this button will open up the link in a new tab in your browser.
Adding a custom link to your broadcast is easy, and happens Step 3 of the Broadcast Setup Process. Here’s a summary:
Step 1: Camera & Mic Setup
This ensures that your camera and microphone is working well, to provide a good quality broadcast for you and your audience.
Step 2: Select a Broadcast Channel
Select the channel you wish to broadcast in, taking note of how many of your friends are in the Channel, who is currently broadcasting and how many people are in the queue.
Step 3: Title & Promotion
Here you can title your broadcast, and add a custom URL to promote during your broadcast. It’s that simple. Try it now.
We love to hear your feedback, as you may know from our recent facebook poll, so please try out this new feature and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Last week YouNow veteran Max Wright had an epic broadcast. Thanks to the new YouNow iPhone app, he took the audience underwater in his hot tub! Check out the interview below to learn more about Max and his broadcast.
Q. Tell us a little about yourself.
A. I’m a 19 year old YouTube vlogger. I currently live with my family in Holland Michigan but I’m originally from Moscow Russia. I was adopted at the age of 4. I have been uploading videos of my life since August 2011. My YouTube page is youtube.com/maximdbd. I do what I love whether people hate it or love it.
Q. What do you like most about YouNow?
A. My favorite thing is the ability to interact with your audience such as answering questions, dancing for them, and doing challenges. I also love how people can check you out on YouTube. You can gain a bigger following the more broadcast you do.
Q. What are you passion/dream in life?
A. My passion/dream in life is to one day become famous on YouTube or in Hollywood. This is not a joke. I will become famous whether it’s on YouTube or being in movies. I really hope it’s YouTube because like I said earlier, I do daily blogs, I love doing them and I could see myself vloging forever.
Recently on YouNow there was a competition held for the YouNow community to best describe what YouNow is, how they heard about it, how does it work and what has YouNow done for them.
During the competition 19 people submitted videos. Sean Luellen, an avid YouNow broadcaster provided an awesome video describing the site. To show our gratitude and appreciation we at YouNow did an interview with Sean and gave him some “airtime” on our blog. Check out the below interview to learn more about Sean and don’t forget to also “friend” him on FaceBook.
Q1) Where are you from?
A1) I am from Virginia in the USA
Q2) What is your favorite thing about YouNow?
A2) My favorite thing about YouNow is the fact that people like me and are watching me from all around the world!
Q3) What are your passions\dreams in life?
A3) My passions are fighting, comedy, photography, singing, style, and helping people. My dream is to become someone people can look up to, be a beacon of light in the dark you could say!
Q4) How did you find out about YouNow?
A4) I found out about YouNow on YouTube, and have been loving it ever since!
Q5) Who is your favorite musician and what is your favorite song?
A5) My favorite musician is maybe A Day To Remember, and my favorite song is If it means a lot to you By them! But they are just one of many favorites.
Q6) What would you like the world to know about you?
A6) I would say I want the world to know that if you ever need someone to talk to when your feeling down just tweet me or watch one of my videos or talk to me some other way. I’m here to help and that’s all I ever want to do.
Q7) How do you feel about Social Media and how do you think it has changed our world?
A7) Social media has revolutionized the world. If you think about it, it’s crazy how I can be in Virginia and people in England, Scotland, as well as many other places are watching me. That was never possible before. As well as making it easier to maintain relationships with people other than the occasional cyber bullying (Which is horrible) Social media has changed our world amazingly for the better!
The YouNow team would like to thank Sean for his efforts and wish him well in his future endeavors.
Please read this post by James Geiger, a YouNow broadcaster with an inspiring story:
So a few days ago, my friend Matt Vosciner did a little hiphop on a site called YouNow, i went and viewed the performance. I was confused, yet intrigued by the YouNow concept. I decided to do my first broadcast a few hours after Matt. Before I go on let me explain how YouNow works:
Right off the bat, people are given 60 seconds to talk, perform, do whatever. People can give you either a thumbs up or a thumbs down. If you get more thumbs down than thumbs up in a 60 second period. your time on cam ends, and have the chance to re enter the queue, If you have more thumbs up, you are granted another 60 seconds!
So I, being the pessimistic person that I am, I figured I’d be booted off my first minute. But much to my surprise, people were BEGGING me to stay on!!
Last night was my second night on YouNow. I got on starting to tell my story of perseverence and struggle. Someone typed that they were thinking about suicide. I was able to change her perspective and outlook on life!!!
Because of that and all the AMAZING people I have met on YouNow, I’m an addict!
– Having a disability doesn’t slow James down a bit! Born with Cerebral Palsy, and having odds stacked against him, makes him one hell of an inspirational story.
James holds a bachelors in theatre, a minor in leadership studies, and is currently working on a master’s degree in instructional technology at USF.
When not consumed with school, James can be found being immersed in Tampa’s poetry/spoken word scene and/or music scene. From photographing bands, promoting bands, hosting radio shows, attending and photographing poetry slams, and supporting any talent that he deems worthy.