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Facebook Will Now Let You Skip To The Interesting Part Of A Live Video

by • May 25, 2016 • Breaking News, FacebookComments Off on Facebook Will Now Let You Skip To The Interesting Part Of A Live Video4684

When Meerkat, Periscope, and later on Facebook, brought live-streaming, we all knew this was a game-changer. In a matter of seconds, any of us can now broadcast live, without any other equipment other than a mobile device. Yes, Live changed the way we produce media.

However, Facebook Live’s newest feature will fundamentally change the way we watch video, by letting us go straight to the interesting moments, and skipping the build up to them.

A few weeks back, Facebook introduced Live reactions and comments to Facebook Live. Broadcasters and viewers alike can understand when a video is more engaging, as viewers fire up more Reactions.

And now, Facebook is using those, to visualise when a live video receives the most engagement – when it becomes more interesting. The results are presented on an “engagement level timeline” shown to viewers when replaying a Live video, allowing them to skip the boring bits, and jump right in where the video gets interesting.

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Welcome Continuous Live Video

In its latest update, Facebook also added a cool new feature to Live. The Continuous Live Video API will now allow non-stop long-form broadcasting – up to 24-hours in fact, according to Facebook.

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The only downfall, is that you will not be able to save, nor share this long video once the live broadcast is over.

Live API Is The Future

Facebook Live is now much more than just a bunch of users with their iPhones. Although this still is at the core of what Facebook Live is all about, the company now counts over 100 partner broadcasters to its Live API.

The Live API allows professional broadcasters to use their own high-grade cameras and mixing boards to produce high-quality live video – a lot like how live TV works in fact. Facebook released the Live API during F8 in April, and has quickly grown its community since then.

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Believe me when I tell you that Facebook will soon put good old TV to rest.


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