Can I broadcast myself live on facebook

| May 19, 2016

Yes you can now , Facebook  has just started a new  feature  on their platform  where you can just use your smartphone to broadcast yourself live to the world  via your facebook account.

facebook does a persicope with live launch

Infact it is very much like the popular service – Periscope  , which lets you broadcast live video to the world and instantly notify your followers who can join, comment on your live video.

This platform is  good to broadcast live events as well and  can easily eat into google’s – You tubes market share.

If you’re looking for a stream from a random person you can either choose one from one of the highly ranked clips on the left side of the page, or click on one of the blue dots ont he interactive map  from everyone else on the digital globe.

This feature isn’t available to everyone right now.

facebook live

What  is this Facebook  live videos?

Live videos are real-time video posts on the Facebook platform. You can use your smart device or smartphone to broadcast live onto Facebook and your followers or family and friends.

You will also get  Live videos from public figures you follow and your friends will appear in your News Feed.

How do i do a live broadcast on facebook ?

To start a live broadcast:

  1. Log into the Facebook iOS app or Facebook Android app
  2. Tap at the top of your Timeline, News Feed or Page
  3. Tap
  4. Write an optional description for your broadcast
  5. Tap Go Live to begin your broadcast

When you want to end your broadcast, tap Finish.

Your broadcast can be no longer than 90 minutes. When you end your broadcast, it’ll stay on your Timeline or Page like any other video.

Here are some good tips from facebook  if you are going to try this out and start broadcasting yourself.


To turn Notifications off for facebook Live broadcast

Live Video Notifications

To turn live video notifications on or off:

  1. Click at the top-right corner and select Settings
  2. Click Notifications on the left
  3. Click On Facebook
  4. Scroll down to Live Videos to make changes to live video notifications

What Is Live Video Streaming?

Live video streaming services like Meerkat and Periscope  and now facebook allow users to post and stream live video content on social media

Viral Facebook live videos (chewbaca viral video)

Its no even just got live (facebook-live service  and people are going viral live  as they shoot  videos on the go   and upload – and this mum from Oklahoma US, has just gone viral on Facebook live with millions of views  for  her chewbacka video rant. Have a look!

viral video chewbaca mum mask

Some other live Streaming Options/services

Instalively – Live streaming made easy.

Instalively is an Indian based live streaming service. Like Periscope & Meerkat, you can live stream straight from your phone. Also you can share your streams directly to what’s app, as well as Facebook unlike Periscope for example | Stream Live Videointo They came out of beta at SXSW in 2015, right as Meerkat made it’s emergence as well.

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