Facebook’s live streaming feature is now available on Android devices too. iPhone customers have long possessed the capability to submit live streaming video clips on Facebook’s cellular edition. However, those who use Android operating systems do not have to feel like were left out anymore.
The social network’s representatives declared this week that Facebook is providing live streaming to all Android-powered gadgets. This function, unluckily, will be released gradually, though those who are in the United States can expect to be getting it in the next days.
Assistance for other regions is coming very soon even if, as some probably might have thought, coming soon represents a common euphemism for “we do not know when”. Live videos are Facebook’s response to similar solutions from Twitter-powered Periscope and separate start-up Meerkat, which performs with Facebook’s own API after it was kicked out from Twitter’s system.
Starting live-streams that are found in the upper part of Facebook’s cellular app allows customers to immediately stream to their list of friends, fans and other individuals in the online community about their current activities.
Facebook knows that individuals on Android devices like to stream video clips and over 50% of their audience is using Android-based gadgets, said the company’s officials in their press release. They stated that members watch a streaming more than twice as long when they are live, in comparison to when they are stored.
Facebook added that this function would be released to more and more individuals, pages and nations in the next weeks or even months. All that people must do in order to live stream videos is to go to their news feeds and pick its Live Video symbol.
They can then select their viewers and explain the content or see useful data like the number of people watching the live stream, their names or real time feedback as it is transmitted. The videos will be stored to the user’s timeline, where other people can see it whenever they want or remove it, if it ends up a catastrophe.
In the meanwhile, customers can press the Subscribe option key on the Android mobile phones while viewing live video clips, to be informed about the creator’s next live transmission. Facebook had initially presented its live streaming option last year, releasing it specifically to verified superstars.
After that, it was analyzed in Dec by a determined number of regular users with iPhones, while later it was launched for every person who owns a verified personal page. This means those that members who have blue check marks have already seen its potential and the function was rolled out to all United States iPhone customers in Jan.
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