Facebook Live Video Is Coming Soon to Desktops

  • A user posted her first Live video on Facebook, confirming it
  • Facebook confirmed it as a response to demands by journalists, vloggers
  • The feature is not available to everyone currently

Facebook Live will soon be arriving on desktop and laptop computers. Facebook has confirmed it is rolling out its Live feature to the desktop version. Facebook Live video is presently available for Android and iOS devices only.

“We’re starting to roll out the ability for people to broadcast live on Facebook from their desktop or laptop,” a Facebook representative confirmed. A user named Delilah Taylor was able to use the feature on her laptop, as pointed out by SocialTimes, and posted the video on Facebook. She explained the process to begin a Facebook Live via desktop in a chunk of her video.

SocialTimes also cites a person with knowledge of Facebook’s further plans to say that this feature is a response ‘to demand from journalists, vloggers and do-it-yourselfers’. The feature is currently not available to everyone, but a very small proportion of users. The feature is set to roll out to the general public in the near future.

The Facebook Live feature will use your laptop’s camera or desktop PC’s peripheral camera device to allow user to go live on the social media platform.

Recently, some more features like scheduling, two-person broadcasting, and MSQRD integration were commercially rolled out for users to use with Facebook Live.

The MSQRD-integration, that Facebook acquired in March this year, lets you use different filters and Snapchat-like masks while going live on Facebook. The California-based social media giant said the features will initially be available to verified users, residing in the US. These are expected to be incrementally available to non-verified users worldwide by October or November this year.

 

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