Go Live! iPhone enables live streaming of videos on Facebook

A good news for all iPhone users! The popular social networking site Facebook has rolled out a new update on iPhone that enables live streaming of videos on its website.

Updated: Jan 29, 2016, 16:37 PM IST
Go Live! iPhone enables live streaming of videos on Facebook

New York: A good news for all iPhone users! The popular social networking site Facebook has rolled out a new update on iPhone that enables live streaming of videos on its website.

This new feature was first rolled out in the US on Thursday but soon it would be extended in other countries, as reported by MIT Technology Review.

The Thursday's announcement comes after a month the social media website said it was testing a feature that enables users to live-stream videos on phones.

Popular apps like Meerkat and Twitter-owned Periscope are currently leading the way in live stream videos.

To start the feature, the user has to update status in the Facebook app and touch a little icon at the bottom of the window that lets the user write a description of the video and decide who he/she want to be able to see it.

Then, the user hit "Go Live" and it starts recording.

As soon as the video is live, the user will be notified about who is watching it. People can also add comments while streaming. The video is then saved to user's timeline.

Facebook's decision to enable live streaming for iPhone users (and, presumably, eventually those on Android as well) makes a ton of sense, the report said.

Facebook during its quarterly earnings call on Wednesday said that its users watch 100 million hours of video each day, and that 500 million people watch video daily on the social network.

Facebook's this move aims to take advantage of its mobile reach and get more people to spend more time on the social website.

(With Agency inputs)