Following a celebrity-only release last year, Facebook's live video streaming feature went out to all iOS users starting in January. And now the time has finally come for the exact same thing to roll out to Facebook users with Android devices.
The social networks has announced that live video streaming should become available to all Android users in the US within the next week. After that, the functionality will be rolled out to other countries, though no exact time frames have been mentioned.
As for iOS users, live video streaming on Facebook is already a possibility for those in 30 countries, and the global rollout is continuing.
Once you get the new feature, if you want to use it just tap "What's on your mind?" at the top of News Feed and select the Live Video icon. Before going live, you can enter a quick description and select who gets to see your broadcast. During your live session, you see how many people are watching, the names of friends who are among them, and you get a real-time stream of comments. Once the live broadcast is over, it will be saved in your Timeline just like any other video.
We welcome this initiative but are you guys all aware that most of us don't have access to free Wi-Fi .
I had that on my android phone from start of the year. I love it!
Copy of youtube livestream. And the celebrity-only version is an exact copy of 'V App'. And this will make Facebook even more heavy then it already is. More bloatware. Slower page loading. Great.