Live streaming video feature on Facebook – you may wonder what it is. Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company is setting in motion a brand new feature to “create, share and discover live videos”.
Facebook has just launched new video broadcasting feature. For some time Facebook was quietly working on its own way to let, at first, public figures broadcast live videos to their fans. New feature is available since the 5th of April.
Live Streaming Video Feature on Facebook – what is it?
It is a real-time video posted on Facebook. It creates a brand new way of communication. Now you can be closer to your idols or fans and share things directly, live, without any delays. However, this function isn’t available for everyone yet. At first, a kind of “a trail version” is given to public figures and celebrities with verified profiles. We all can watch them go live.
Eventually, as Facebook says, live videos from public figures you follow and your friends will appear in your News Feed. Of course in future you will be able to broadcast as well. Thanks to the live streaming video feature on Facebook we all will share things in this quick, direct, and brand new way.
How to Do it?
You can find some useful tips on Facebook:
While broadcasting the sender sees the number of viewers, list of their names and comments. After broadcasting the video will remain on a broadcaster’s wall. It differs from regular videos with a remark that broadcaster “was live”.
According to Facebook when you're watching a live video or a video that was live, you can tap or click Subscribe to get notified the next time that person starts a live broadcast.
Broadcast from Facebook’s headquarter
Let’s find out what Mark Zuckerberg had to say about this change while broadcasting from Facebook’s headquarter:
Live from Facebook HQ for the Live video launch!
Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Mysterious Yellow Version of Facebook
If you are perceptive and tenacious you have probably noticed a few other interesting things about this broadcast, like other unknown features and the mysterious “yellow version” of Facebook that Mark is using in this video. I will write more about it in another article.