Social media giant, Facebook is rolling out another amazing feature that lets you stream live videos on Facebook app with friends.
The feature has been on the drawing board for some time now and became available to a select group of users for a sneak-preview in December.
Now Facebook says it is opening up the avenue for its users to be able to share live video to friends and family across the world via smartphones.
The feature which works on the network’s mobile app is undoubtedly a rival to Twitter-owned Periscope app which offers similar functionality.
How It Works.
The video of your stream which can be viewed live is posted to your timeline after broadcasting from your phone.
You’ll also be able to see live and recorded videos from friends and public figures you follow in your news feed.
There’s also the option of subscribing to get alerted when next the person who’s video you subscribed to goes live.
If you are already itching to find the new feature, tap on “what are you up to?” at the top of your screen. Then, tap “write”. At the bottom of the status update window – alongside the photo, tag, and emoji icons – is an icon which is the silhouette of a person with two waves surrounding their head.
This brings up the title page for your video, asking you to add a title and choose which friends can and can’t see it. After hitting ‘go live’, you’re broadcasting to your friends. A counter in the top-left of the screen shows how many people are viewing your feed.
As stated earlier, when you tap the button to end the broadcast, a video of your stream is posted to your Facebook profile.
The ability to stream live videos on Facebook app adds to a growing list of features currently being offered to the network’s growing list of active users which stands in billions.