Facebook’s live streaming platform is now available on desktop and laptop computers.
Facebook Live has been available on mobile devices since 2016, and by implementing Live support for desktops, the company has placed its service as a competitor to streaming platforms such as Twitch and YouTube.
Users are able to set up their livestream to broadcast on-screen images or video game footage, in addition to their faces, thanks to the service’s picture-in-picture broadcast support.
Adding support for desktop video streaming also allows the service to cater for vlogs or video tutorials, which require a stable camera set-up.
To start broadcasting on Facebook Live, select “Live Video” from the top of your News Feed or Timeline, then follow the prompts to choose your audience and add a description.