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Facebook rolls out live audio feature on its platform

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Facebook has now introduced “ Live Audio ” option after the success of the live video feature. This new way of going live allows broadcasting live audio up to 4 hours. Be it for news radio, interviews, or readings, a publisher can make use of this exclusive audio feature.

This facebook Live Audio feature also alerts administrators if the signal is weak while going live. This added alert took place considering the connectivity issues faced while streaming live videos when the signal is poor. Publishers can broadcast audio with their Facebook display picture on top or upload a different still image.

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“We know that sometimes publishers want to tell a story on Facebook with words and not video. Our new Live Audio option makes it easy to go live with audio only when that’s the broadcaster’s preferred format,” Facebook Facebook mentioned in a blog post.

If you are an Android user, you can listen live audio on Facebook even when you leave the app or lock your phone.  The feature won’t get stopped and runs in the background just like your music player.  iOS user can only listen while they browse other parts of Facebook. You can also share this Live audio with your friends just like Live Videos.

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Similar to live video, this facebook live audio content can also be discovered in News Feed. You can ask questions and leave reactions while the broadcaster is live. Facebook will test the feature initially with its partners like BBC World Service, authors Adam Grant and Brit Bennett, LBC, and Harper Collins early next week. The feature will be made available to users and publishers early next year.

On the other hand, Facebook’s 360-degree videos rolled out to India in November last year. Recently, it also introduced Live 360 videos, a combined format of Live videos and 360-degree videos.

Instagram Now Shows All the Live Events Across The World in the Event Channel

Instagram Events

Instagram Events has made easy for its users to watch the Live Video Events across the world. Adding many applications which allow to streaming services and broadcasting is now made hassle free with the Instagram update.

This Facebook-owned company has added the new event video channel for exploring the tab, so the users will be able to experience the events which might like and know happening around the world, says Instagram. However, you will not able to see the live video for the news events, like the Facebook’s Live and Twitter’s Periscope feature.

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The event channels are triggered by the events where the people will upload the video from the same location during the time of the event. To trigger an event they must have a certain number of videos produced within those constraints.

In Turkey, recently Facebook Live and Periscope app features were used heavily during the recent attempted coup and in a showdown between the Republicans and Democrats at the House of Representatives during this time TV cameras were shut down.

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The home page of the of the Twitter’s Periscope shows a map of the world and pins for identifying easily where live streams are coming in from.

Instagram says “The channel collects the best videos from concerts, sporting events and more. When one of your favourite artists has a concert in another city, you can come to Explore and watch videos of the show as it happens.”

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One of the famous music artist Adele saw on Instagram on Wednesday. Which is the only new channel available in the US at first? The things and posts you view on the Instagram depend on who you follow. For example, if you follow any athletes, then for an instance you will be able to see their clips.

Facebook Live arrived for All Android Users: Fb Live Video App Update

Facebook Live

The much-awaited feature, the Android users, are looking for had just been unveiled. Facebook had just rolled out its live video streaming service Facebook Live to Android users. Earlier the same was made available to iOS users at the beginning of the year. The live streaming service proved to be a huge success since many of the users are attracted and began to put their videos live.

Android users are very much disappointed since the Social networking giant had only limited this feature only for iOS devices. Now the wait is over since Facebook has extended its Facebook Live compatibility to (apk) Android users. With this unique service now Android users can also create, record and broadcast their live videos using the Facebook Live.

It’s a good move by Facebook since over 50 percent of people watching live videos are using Android devices for viewing them. So it would eventually increase the number of users who broadcast their live videos. By extending its live streaming service to Android Facebook has brought the fun and action to Android users.

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Facebook Live allows broadcasters to limit their videos to a particular location and age group with options like geo- and age-gating. Whenever a friend in your Facebook account puts a live video, then you will get a notification which enables you to watch it.

Another highlight of this new service is when you are looking at a replay of Facebook Live video, users can see when the engagement was at its peak stage so that they can move to the best part of the video.
During your Facebook Live broadcast, you can view the total number of viewers watching live, the names of friends who are viewing your live broadcast, and their responses, comments in real-time to comments from your audience.

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How To Use Facebook Live Video in Android :

• Open Facebook (Apk) Application in your Android mobile
• Tap on “What’s on your mind?” at the top of your News Feed
• Tap the Live Video icon (person icon with a broadcast signal around the head).
• Provide a description for the video (optional)
• Select the privacy options for the video, i.e., Public, Friends, etc.
• Press Go Live and start your live broadcast.
• When you finished with your broadcast, Just Tap Finish.
Note: The maximum time limit for a Facebook Live video is 30 minutes.

Facebook Live got New Features and Design to overcome Periscope and Snapchat

Facebook Live

Facebook Live is the current trending in the Facebook community and across the social networking sites. The Live videos are becoming habituated to the users on the internet. Facebook launched the Facebook Live, and the competitors are come up to overcome it.  But Facebook is consistently maintaining its standards and releasing the updates to stay in the top of the stack.

Recently Facebook has announced the new features on Wednesday at VidCon.

Some of the features are, the users can directly go live from the MSQRD app. The users can broadcast with the friends across the world, and the Facebook Live can send the notifications to their users before going live. Facebook also created the virtual lobby for the viewers until the broadcast initiates.

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Facebook-owned mobile application MSQRD, acquired in March. Facebook Live is introducing the bunch of filters and the peculiar faces which create the funny faces on using the MSQRD. Now Facebook allows the users to go Live directly from the MSQRD application. So this will be fun to have the live videos with the funny, comical and amusing creations. In MSQRD you can get the wide range of masks and filters available. With this thing, you can make the live streaming with more fun and entertainment.

Another feature in this coming update is regarding the broadcast with another user who is at the different location. Instead of worrying about the things you can add your friend turn into the discussion. You can add the additional user in another location where the chances for exploring the new possibilities in developing the marketing business, media outlets and celebrities.  Facebook has inspired from the collab videos to implement this broadcast video feature.

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These all new features might hit the Facebook updates in next couple of months. These updates will be received for the verified pages and later, it will roll out gradually for the rest of users.

Mark wants to engage the Facebook users with Facebook Live and implementing the feature updates to increase the user base and the daily active users.

As you all know, Mark is engaging the media publishers and famous personalities to use the Facebook Live. As per the reports from the last week, Facebook has spent more than $50 million for the media on Facebook Live Video content.