For those who broadcast using the Facebook Live platform, you will be pleased to learn that Facebook has recently updated the feature and it will now include screen sharing. This was initially discovered by The Next Web’s Matt Navarra and as the name suggests, this lets users share their desktop screen directly with Facebook Live, eliminating the need for third-party solutions.

Prior to this, users had to use third-party software if they wanted to share their screens live. However with this feature now being native to Facebook Live, the experience should be a lot more simplified. However we should note that this will require users to install a browser extension for it to work, and right now it seems to be Chrome-only as The Next Web points out that it it isn’t available for Firefox (yet).

This will come in handy for gamers who want to share live videos of them using software or playing games on Facebook. Granted there are ways to do that, and there are some developers who have baked that feature into their games, but for those who haven’t, this feature should come in handy. Right now it appears that the experience is rather basic and straightforward meaning that it lacks certain customizable options that you might get from third-party software, but presumably Facebook should improve on it over time.

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