Facebook Live Video now in South Africa

Facebook’s answer to the live video streaming features of YouNow and YouTube has started rolling out in South Africa.

By - February 18, 2016 Share on LinkedIn
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Facebook Live has started rolling out in South Africa, offering users the ability to stream live video from their iPhone and share it with people on the social network.

Public testing for Facebook Live began in the United States during December. In January, the feature was rolled out to all Facebook users in the US with an iPhone.

The roll-out of Live in SA will start with 10% to 25% of users receiving access to the feature, scaling up to 100% in time.

To share live video, you will tap on Update Status and then select the Live Video icon. You can also write a description and choose the audience you want to share with.

During the broadcast, the number of live viewers, names of friends watching, and real-time comments will be visible.

When you end your broadcast, it will be saved on your Timeline.

You can discover live videos from your friends and public figures you follow in News Feed. While watching a live video, you can subscribe to that’s person’s future broadcasts.

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