Facebook Live enables users to broadcast video to their friends and followers live from anywhere in the world as long as they have an internet connection. The world’s largest social network announced today that it’s now enabling users to live stream with a friend. Facebook Live can now be used to share the live stream screen with a friend even if they’re in a completely different part of the world.
Facebook previously offered this feature to public figures, they could share the live stream screen with anyone else that they wanted to broadcast live with. Facebook is now opening it up to all users and Pages. The only caveat here is that the feature is available on the iOS app right now but will eventually land on Android as well.
Shared live streams support both portrait and landscape modes. In portrait mode, the live stream’s host will take up the majority of the live stream screen while their friend’s video will be shown picture-in-picture. In landscape mode, the screen will be split down the middle and both participants will get the same screen real estate.
Facebook has also made it possible today for users who are streaming live to start a private message conversation with one of their viewers so that they can chat privately with them while they’re still broadcasting.
The shared live stream feature is live now for users and Pages but only on iOS. Facebook is yet to confirm when it’s going to roll out this feature for the Android app.