When streaming to YouTube from Switcher Studio, you can view live comments directly in the app. Viewing comments in the Switcher Studio app allows you to engage with viewers without the need for a secondary device. For further audience engagement, you can also show individual comments on-screen during the broadcast.
Note: When using an iPhone as the main switcher device, it must be in vertical mode to access many of the features/tabs, including Comments.
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Viewing YouTube Comments in Switcher Studio
Once you have started your livestream, you can view incoming comments as follows:
Once you are live, tap the Live Comments tab (speech bubble icon) in the tab bar.
As audience members comment, the comments will appear in chronological order, with new comments displaying at the bottom.
Note: There is a slight delay between when the original comment is posted on the stream and when it appears in the app.
Displaying YouTube Comments in the Live Feed
Tap a comment to display it on the live feed.
Tap the comment again to remove it from the broadcast.
Switcher Studio includes an option to star your favorite comments to make it easier to locate them. This is a useful feature for referencing or responding to specific comments while livestreaming. Favoriting comments is an internal tool that is not visible to the audience.
Tap the star next to the comment you want to add as a favorite.
The space around the star will turn blue.
To view the comments you have marked as a favorite, tap the star in the top-right corner of the Live Comments panel.
To remove a star, simply tap the star next to the comment again.
The blue highlight will go away and the comment will no longer appear in the favorites section.
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