Livestream & Broadcasting (Youtube)

Integration between Rocket.Chat and YouTube Live
Please note that this feature will only be available from versions 0.66 and forward.
This integration between Rocket.Chat and YouTube Live allows channel owners to broadcast their camera feed live to Livestream inside a channel.
This feature is currently in beta! Please report bugs to


The Broadcasting feature can only be used with the Livestream Tab feature.
You can find the settings for this feature Livestream & Broadcasting in the admin panel.
If you set the Broadcasting Enable setting to false, users won't be able to create live streams using their webcams, but will still be able to link a live stream from youtube.
Currently the admin needs a valid Google app with access to the Youtube API to use youtube live integration (More details on the Google Developer page), this will allow the administrator to have a valid API Key, Client ID & Secret which are used on the Broadcasting feature.

Livestream tab

After a correct set-up, the Livestream tab will now allow you to Broadcast your camera when editing the source url. When opening the popout, it might take a moment while we prepare the broadcast and livestream for your session, this will be indicated by the blinking icon and "Preparing" status displayed in the control bar. After that initial phase, the broadcast will be Ready and available to start with your click.
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