Latest Facebook update is all about live video
Facebook is going all-in on the current live video trend. It is rolling out a new update to its Android and iOS apps that adds new ways to livestream video from the social network, along with additional ways to share and interact with those videos.
The update adds support for livestreaming within Facebook Groups and Facebook Events. The company states:
If people want to offer their opinions on the video as it is being streamed, they can do so with the new Live Reactions emoji:
Users can also pick from one of five video filters to change the look of the video, and Facebook says that a future update will allow users to draw and doodle directly on the stream. A new icon will be added to invite friends to join users to watch live video together, and a dedicated section of the app will be added to showcase trending live and non-live video streams.
All of these features will be rolled out "over the coming weeks" to the Facebook app, so they may not appear immediately.
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