Live Video Comes to Facebook iPhone App

Feb 02, 2016

Facebook is taking a queue from Twitter's Periscope and other live video sharing apps. Users of Facebook's iPhone app can now broadcast their own live video in the U.S. and the company says it plans to roll out the functionality to the rest of the world in the coming weeks. Simply select the "Update Status" option while in the app and then choose the Live Video icon to start sharing your video.

You will see live videos from the people you follow in your news feed, and you can subscribe to their videos in order to be notified whenever they begin sharing a video. Verified Pages and public figures can also share Live Video. Facebook says it is working on bringing this functionality to Android devices.