People do want to have the ability to live stream as and when they feel the need to. No wonder apps like Periscope have taken off due to the popularity of this feature. Facebook has been experimenting with this as well, it’s live video streaming feature was previously offered only to public figures and was later opened up to users in the United States. Today, Facebook is opening up this feature to all of its users.
Previously you could only get the live streaming feature if you were a public figure or had a verified page. Things became a lot easier for U.S. users later since Facebook opened up this feature to this but the rest of the world was left waiting.
The in-app feature will first allow users to select who they want to share the live stream with and even add a description for it. Users can always view how many people are watching their live stream and viewers will be able to subscribe to the stream. The finished stream is automatically saved as a post on the timeline so that people who missed it can watch it in full at their own time.
Like most new features that Facebook introduces, the world’s largest social network expects that this feature will be live for all of its users on iOS within the week. It hasn’t confirmed yet when Android users are going to get this, only says that they’ll get live video streaming “soon.”