iOS users rejoiced when Facebook Live became available to all recently. But what about Android users? Still no luck. This is about to change however. Facebook has announced the rollout of the video-streaming feature to Android devices in the U.S. this week.
In a Facebook Newsroom post, Product manager Vadim Lavrusik and engineering manager Dave Capra at the company explained that
[quote]people on Android love interacting with live videos — more than 50% of people watching live videos are using Android devices[/quote]
In the next week, Facebook Live on Android will begin to roll out in the U.S., with more countries to be added very soon. At the moment, Facebook Live on iOS is available in over 30 countries worldwide and it will be added to more pages and people in the next few weeks.
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The rollout might be taking a little longer than expected, but it is definitely worth the wait. In a recent Q&A session, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained that “on average, users watch Facebook Live videos more than three times longer than non-live videos on the social network”.
I’ve tried Facebook Live several times and it’s really cool, engaging, and super easy to use. What about you? Have you used it yet? What are your thoughts?
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