Facebook and Prisma have been on a race to bring artistic filters to live video for a while now. It’s a race that Prisma won, until Facebook pulled the plug on Prisma’s access to Facebook Live API.
In a move that reminds us of that time that Twitter shut down Meerkat’s access to its API, Facebook has just destroyed Prisma’s opportunity to offer its artistic filters on live videos. It was a smart move by Prisma to use Facebook’s Live API, but a risky one as it pans out.
Telling Prisma’s app’s developers of its decision, Facebook explained
The Facebook Live API documentation does not actually forbid Prisma from doing what it’s doing, but it seems Facebook is being rather capricious on this one. However, Prisma seems unfazed by Facebook‘s move. Co-founder Aram Airapetyan said,
He also took the opportunity to drop a hint about a new “social feature.”
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