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Facebook Is Bringing Live Streaming To Everyone

by • December 4, 2015 • Breaking News, FacebookComments Off on Facebook Is Bringing Live Streaming To Everyone5287

It was 3 months ago, Facebook announced “Live,” it’s new live streaming video feature, born to compete with Twitter‘s Periscope. However, the feature was only accessible via the Mentions App – Facebook app for celebrities – and hence, could only be used by users with a verified profile.

Yesterday, this all changed, and Facebook is now starting to roll out “Live” to more users.

Also Read: New Facebook “Live” Is Like Periscope, But Only For Celebs

Starting today, some users will see the new option for streaming live video when looking to share a new status. This is being rolled out to US users first, and then gradually to the rest of the world. Facebook says about 5% of its users have access to the feature for now.

If you like our stories, there is an easy way to stay updated:

To check if you have early access, click on ‘Update Status’ and if you see the little icon there, then you can start to live stream immediately:

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At the same time, Facebook is also rolling out its new “update menu” to more users. I have had it for a while and find it very useful. On the home screen (timeline), when you tap on “What’s on your mind” or on your profile pic, you will see a drop down menu with all the sharing options: Write, Photo/Video, Check-in, Feeling, and now Live Video for those who already have access:

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If you like our stories, there is an easy way to stay updated:

Bringing in Live Video is now doubt a way for Facebook to catch up on the new trend set by Meerkat and Twitter’s Periscope. Now, I just wonder how many “Live” videos I can personally handle on my newsfeed…


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