Facebook implement live streaming capabilities in desktop and laptop devices
Having enabled live streaming through its mobile app last year, Facebook has announced that live video can now be broadcast from desktop and laptop devices too.
Facebook announced the addition yesterday and you should be able to find the “live video” button at the top of your News Feed or Timeline on the desktop version of the Facebook site. Once you click it, you can follow the prompts to add a description and select your audience, before beginning your broadcast.
Commenting on the move, Facebook said: “Desktop or laptop computers provide a stable camera setup that can be beneficial to many types of Facebook Live broadcasts — from Q&As to vlogs to tutorials to any broadcast from someone who isn’t on the move.” Who knew, eh(!)
Facebook has been making a greater push to secure its position as a video platform as much as a social site in the past couple of years. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gone on the record several times about Facebook becoming a “video-first” entity.