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Facebook Rolling Out Live Video to More People

Jan 29, 2016 3:42:36 PM / by Ryan Thogmartin


In December, we started testing the ability for people to share live video on Facebook, and it has been inspiring to see all the ways that people have used Live to connect with their friends and family. Today, we’re excited to expand the ability to share live video to everyone in the U.S. via iPhone, and we plan to start rolling this out to the rest of the world over the coming weeks.

To share live video, tap on Update Status and then select the Live Video icon. You can write a quick description and choose the audience that you want to share with before going live. During your broadcast, you’ll see the number of live viewers, the names of friends who are tuning in and a real-time stream of comments. When you end your broadcast, it will be saved on your Timeline like any other video, which you can then delete or keep for your friends to watch later.

You can discover live videos from your friends and public figures you follow right in News Feed. While watching a live video, you can tap the Subscribe button to get notified the next time the broadcaster goes live.

Live is also available to public figures and verified Pages, and we are working to bring live video to people using Android phones soon. Learn more about Live in our Help Center.

Topics: Facebook, Funeral Homes

Ryan Thogmartin

Written by Ryan Thogmartin