Facebook Live Video feature is now available for all Android and iOS users in India. The Live Video feature was earlier available to all Facebook pages, individual users in other countries like US, as well as select users in India.
Android users can see the option right below the status box, near the photo and Check in options. If you are using iOS tap on the What’s on your mind box and then look for the Live Video option towards the bottom of the screen on the resulting screen.
Facebook Live Video feature allows users to broadcast a live video feed to other users on Facebook. For the next few days, our news feeds are going to get filled with insane amount of live video broadcasts. Everyone will start testing it soon. So you may want to stay away from the Facebook app as everyone does “testing live video” posts.
Facebook Live Video feature allows to post videos up to 4 hours, the old 2-hour limit was removed recently. Users now also have the option to hide comments while broadcasting. There is option to broadcast in full screen on both iOS (portrait and landscape modes) and Android (portrait mode only).
In June, Facebook announced that users can go live from the face-swapping MSQRD app and utilise different Snapchat-like masks and filters while the video is being broadcast.
We have seen umpteen cases where people have used Facebook Live to live stream important happenings like police brutality and protests in the US. It’s an extremely powerful tool, and Facebook is trying to make it easily accessible for everyone with neat integration to the existing app.
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