Facebook goes online with live video streaming
Facebook has introduced live video streaming for celebrities four months ago. Today, Facebook is rolling out this feature to everyone inside its flagship app. Users will have have a new redesigned status menu where they can select “live video”. Soon, all users will have this option. Stream will show how many live viewers are there watching the video, also the names of friends who are watching as well as the comments they are written. Facebook’s videos will remain on users timeline, unless users choose to delete them.
“The reasons people wanted it were quite different from celebrities,” says Julie Zhou, product design director at Facebook. “It was really more about inviting friends and families into special moments in people’s lives.” People might broadcast from Facebook during a child’s birthday party, she said, or after reaching the summit of a mountain.