Aug 15th, 2016

Last week, we saw the Play Store take a big step away from Google’s social network by removing the requirement that app reviewers have a Google+ profile. In their quest to decouple more and more services from Google+, it seems Hangouts on Air appears is the next big Google+ feature that is moving away from the social network.

Revealed in a YouTube Help page, Hangouts on Air will officially be moving on over to YouTube Live starting Sept 12th. It’s a logical transition, as Hangouts on Air was already being broadcasted live to YouTube, so the transition should be an easy one.

Anyone looking to schedule a Hangouts on Air after this time will need to use YouTube Live — not Google+ — and any existing events that are scheduled will need to rescheduled in YouTube Live. They even provided step-by-step instructions on scheduling a Hangouts on Air using YouTube Live.

Follow these steps:

  • Go to Live Streaming Events in Creator Studio.
  • Click New live event.
  • Select Quick (using Google Hangouts On Air).
  • Give your live stream a title.
  • Click Go live now or enter in details to schedule your event for later.
  • Use Hangouts to broadcast live.

[YouTube Help]

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