The company has officially confirmed in a blog post that the capability to show live videos on Facebook will be available to Android users soon.
Android Users to Enjoy Live Video Streaming on Facebook Next Week
“We’re excited to announce that in the next week we are going to start rolling out the ability for people on Android to share live video. We’re starting our Android rollout in the U.S., with more countries coming soon”
Facebook revealed in a blog post.
Lavrusik and Capra informed that almost 50 percent of users who stream videos on Facebook, are on the Android ecosystem so this week, they will introduce the Facebook Live Video on Android but only to users in the United States.
The feature will let users share live video with friends or anyone on Facebook. The facility basically permits subscribers to stream live videos on their timeline with the help of Facebook’s mobile app. Just click on “What’s on your mind?” field at the top of your News Feed, and then tap on the Live video icon to start streaming live videos on your Facebook timeline.
Users can also add a small explanation about the video and answer to real-time comments. Furthermore, they will also be able to check how many people are watching their video. After the broadcast ends, Facebook will save your video as a ‘normal video’ and publish it on your timeline
In August last year, Facebook introduced its Live video streaming service feature, mainly for celebrities, journalists and the likes, to connect with fans and audiences in real-time. The service is intended at taking on Twitter’s Periscope, which also enables users to broadcast live videos.
However, they are only live on Periscope for a time period of 24 hours as contrasting to Facebook where these videos will be archived on your Timeline.
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