Facebook live streaming just like YouTube live streaming, is self explanatory. The whole concept is about making a live video of what’s happening so that your friends can watch and likely join the interaction.
While this feature has been in the works for quite some time now (it was originally available to some selected celebrities in the US), it is now available to all iPhone users in the U.S. Android users would have to wait a little longer before the feature would be introduced on the platform.
Thankfully, iPhone users in some other part of the world won’t have to wait too long in other to have a taste as Facebook says it will be available in the next couple of weeks.
In other for users to use the live streaming feature on Facebook, users would first have to update their status and thereafter, touch the ‘Live Video’ icon. The status in this case could be giving your friends an idea of what the video is actually about. While live streaming is ongoing, friends can comment and this will be shown on the video as well as number of people currently watching the live streaming video.
Unlike periscope which only leaves live screaming videos for 24hours, Facebook live streaming videos can spend forever except the initiator decides to take it off. More so, live streamed videos are stored in the timeline as other activities the user shares.
Just as YouTube subscribe feature, Facebook users can subscribe to their friends, public figures, verified pages live streaming updates and will be notified when next a live stream is initiated. We will certainly be looking forward to this feature as well as the introduction of the addition emojis joining the like emoji on FB soon.