Initially introduced in 2015, for only public figures/celebrity's it is now open to a wide range of users.
The features rolling out today, and is designed to get you to broadcast more and watch more broadcasts. You can now broadcast privately to any group you’re a part of.
The servuce can be useful for families or social clubs with far-flung members.
Facebook's effort to turn its live video feature into a marquee attraction as more people use their smartphones to record and share snippets of their lives.
The new service, live video streaming, replaces the notification panel.
Facebook is moving the button for its Messenger service so that the new video option can be highlighted on the notification panel. When pressed, the video button will show a directory of live streams from a user's friends, as well as segments available to anyone on the world's largest social network.
To know how seriously Facebook is taking video, looking at the flagship app on Android and iOS, where the company today begins rolling out a dedicated tab for finding live and archived videos. It’s now the center tab in the app, replacing Messenger.
The new feature also includes the adding of filters to live video and making it possible to express more emotions during a presentation by pressing on either 'love', 'haha', 'wow', 'sad' or 'angry' emojis.
Those are the same options that supplement
Facebook's 'like' button for photo and text posts. During a live video, the reactions will float across the screen to provide more dynamic feedback to the video.
Cool right?! Yep. Let's just chill and wait for the upgrade. Enjoy!