Facebook last week announced it’s bringing back its ‘Live With’ feature that allows users to invite others into their live broadcasts.
As more and more people turn to live video during the COVID-19 crisis, Facebook is looking to make the live experience on its platform a lot better for its users. Apart from announcing many new live features last month, Facebook has now decided to bring back Live With on its platform.
According to the announcement last week, Facebook had been “hearing feedback from [its] partners about how a feature like Live With could help them connect with their communities,” so it’s now bringing back the feature it removed back in November 2019.
What Is Facebook’s Live With?
Facebook’s Live With is a co-broadcasting feature for Facebook Live that allows users to invite another person into their live broadcasts and stream to their audience. This has many uses, including bringing on a guest speaker, interviewing an expert, performing with another artist, and many others.
Hosts can choose a guest to go Live With during their mobile live broadcasts – either from their Page or profile.
How To Use Facebook’s Live With
- Tap the ‘Live’ icon at the top of News Feed of your Profile or Page
- Tap the ‘Live With’ icon at the bottom of the screen
- Select the person you want to invite from the list of viewers and tap ‘Add.’
There is a limitation, though, as Pages can only go Live With a profile – they cannot add another Page to their live stream.
Hosts can add or remove a guest from the live broadcast at any time, and guests can remove themselves from the live broadcast at any time.
As with all content on Facebook, Live With broadcasts are subject to the same Community Standards as Facebook Live videos.
Live With started rolling out last week, and will be launching globally within the next few days. Facebook says it will also introduce new features “in the coming weeks to make the experience more interactive.”