Facebook is getting really serious about Live. After rolling out the video streaming feature globally in February, the company made a number of significant changes to its apps to make the feature more prominent, including a limited rollout of an overhauled, video-centered Android app. Now, Facebook's desktop version got an interesting new addition, called Li…See more
Want to watch weird people around the world doing video selfies and going, 'Er, how does this thing work?' You came to the right place. Facebook's new LiveMap page (only on desktop, and accessible here), lets you see a map of everyone around the world streaming live video.
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In February, Facebook began rolling out live video streaming capabilities to users worldwide - meaning that there's bound to be someone streaming video of themselves somewhere on the planet at any given point in time. At its F8 developer conference, the company unveiled a number of new features for Facebook Live, including reactions, comment replay and filte…See more
Facebook Live videos offer you a peek into what's happening around the world at the exact moment you're online, but until now they've been hard to find. You had to be friends with or subscribe to someone to know when they were broadcasting at the moment.
To access the interactive map, a new "Live Video" app is available on the left navigation bar in your Facebook timeline. In addition to showing where a stream is originating, when you click on a video, it also shows where it's being viewed. The interactive map should help fans of live videos find new broadcasters.
Facebook this week rolled out a "Live Around the World" interactive map that showcases people who are streaming live. The new feature highlights live videos, and illustrates where in the world users are broadcasting. Find it on top of the Apps list on Facebook.com; the map is also accessible via facebook.com/livemap.
Facebook Live is a pretty cool tool for hosting more interactive versions of what we would once have called 'webinars' or the likes. It's less formal, and has greater reach, which is good if you want to run a fairly open community (or an open portion of it), but obviously not so great if you want to preserve anonymity to your users.
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