Lately, Facebook has been going big on videos with features like 360 degree videos support and Live videos. In a latest update to its live video streaming feature, Facebook has revealed that the Live videos will soon be available on desktops and laptops as well. Up until now, the feature was only available for mobile users. Expansion of the Live video to desktop and laptops comes after several vloggers, journalists and other publishers had requested the feature. 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
We re starting to roll out the ability for people to broadcast live on Facebook from their desktop or laptop,” a Facebook representative told SocialTimes. The feature is currently in testing phase, and is available to select users. It is to note that Facebook Live on desktops and laptops will be compatible with both peripheral camera and in-built cameras. Delilah Taylor, one of the early users, has put up a video on her Facebook timeline testing the Live video feature on her desktop. Taylor in her video says, When I first clicked live video, it didn t do anything. You ve got to put in a comment, and then you hit next, and when you hit next, it will bring up a secondary screen, which kind of looks like a Google Hangout screen, and you can adjust your camera and microphone Then you hit Go Live . Also Read - You can now use WhatsApp web without your phone
Another Facebook user Raymond Gerald R Tabaque received the Facebook Live video feature on desktop, and published a test video on the same.
Facebook‘s Live video has evolved as an extremely engaging and interactive feature, and has gained a lot of traction since its rollout earlier this year. From anywhere and at anytime Facebook users can stream a live video directly from the app, without any hassles of third party apps and uploading the videos. The feature has especially found a lot of market from vloggers, publishers and celebrities, it is an instant way to get in touch with their audience. Facebook has already made the feature available to both Android and iOS users.
Over the past few months, Facebook has updated its Live video with several new features. Recently, Facebook extended the time limit of broadcasting on Facebook Live from two hours up to four hours. Also, people and Page administrators on Facebook are now able to broadcast live videos in both full screen and video-only mode.
Further, cashing on the popularity of videos and live streams among its users, Facebook recently rolled out a new feature called Instant Video on the Messenger, which is a lot like the video calling feature in Snapchat. The feature allows Messenger users to send live video feeds to any recipient of their choice by just tapping the video icon that sits on the top right corner of the chat screen. This feature is available on both iOS and Android.