Facebook has announced, that Signal – its free discovery and curation tool for journalists – has now started supporting live video.
Signal was launched last September, with the aim of helping journalists surface relevant trends, photos, videos and posts from Facebook and Instagram, for use in their storytelling and reporting.
Until now, there was no support for live video on Signal, but this is changing, as Signal will be showing a column in its dashboard, dedicated to it. With this update, journalists will be able to identify what’s happening around the world and have visual proof, and an as-it-happens approach to the events.
Another interesting development, is that, with this tweak, Facebook is signalling the end of its partnership with Storyful. The new live video column is replacing the current FBNewswire/Politicswire one, powered by the content discovery and validation tool. The partnership started back in 2014, when Storyful provided verification of the topics that surfaced.
Signal is free for journalists, however you will have to request access here.