Facebook Unveils Live Audio Broadcasting Feature

Now book reading, discussions, and news radio will become easy thanks to Facebook. The social media tech-giant has unveiled its new Live Audio feature. But it has been shared with a few publishers and authors before advancing next year. The new feature will provide a low-bandwidth real-time broadcasting options to publishers in low-connectivity areas.

Cohorts working with Facebook to experiment “Live Audio” comprised BBC World Service,  book publisher HarperCollins, British talk radio station LBC, and authors Adam Grant and Brit Bennett. The new feature emanates as an alternate to a Facebook tool that permits people stream live video at the social network.

Facebook Unveils Live Audio Broadcasting Feature

“We know that sometimes publishers want to tell a story on Facebook with words and not video.”

Facebook product expert Shirley IP and software engineer Bhavana Radhakrishnan revealed in a blog post.

According to the post, audio-streaming option is guaranteed to be beneficial in domains where telecommunication networks have problem controlling the larger data demands of video streaming.

The new feature can be used for all sorts of things. Such as live book readings to one’s followers, live podcasts, and much more. Addressees can see live audio content in the Facebook News Feed, ask queries and leave reactions in real time during airings.

How Does it Work:

Similar to Facebook’s Live video feature, the Live Audio will also let users to go live merely with a click. The users will get a notification that the person they follow has gone live. So they can check out the audio. The post will have the similar options for commenting, reacting and sharing. The major benefit of this feature is that just like an audiobook or podcast, the user can enjoy it during any other chore.

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Facebook added that,

“Early next year, we plan to make this new format more broadly available to publishers and people.”

Live Audio could fascinate an extensive range of publishers. And for regular users who have something to say but are reclusive, Live Audio lessens the resistance to becoming a broadcaster.

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