In a bid to expand and improve its live video platform, Facebook users can soon go live from the face-swapping MSQRD app and utilize different Snapchat-like masks and filters while the video is running. Facebook first acquired Masquerade, the Belarusian startup behind MSQRD back in March with the intention to “continue enhancing the Facebook video experience,” technology website The Verge reported on Friday. Also Read - Facebook gives voice to emojis with Soundmoji: Here's how to sendAlso Read - Netflix could launch its video game streaming service next year, at no extra cost
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Available later this year, the feature will help users invite a friend to “drop in” on a live broadcast. Facebook will also let you schedule a live broadcast and has built a lobby system so people can hangout before one starts. Both features will be available for owners of Verified Pages but Facebook expects to make them widely available shortly thereafter, the report added.
Facebook recently announced that it will be killing its photo syncing feature and replacing with its Moments app. The app that was launched in June last year for iOS users aims to simplify the process of collection of photos. The app also enables you to share a photo with selected friends, and lets you sync them together in one cloud album for protection.
The Moments app also recognizes individuals using face recognition technology and lets you share photos privately using auto sync feature. The app is divided into two sections private and synced. The app is so handy that it eliminates the need to be in proximity while sharing photos privately.