Facebook To Introduce Video Streaming Feature
Still have no Periscope? No worries, Facebook is ready to bring video streaming to your fingertips. While images overtook the social media last year, this year has seemed to be all about the streaming. Whether it’s a pet’s fetch training session, Independence Day fireworks or a child’s first words – everyone seemed eager to share their lives through streaming tools – propelling Periscope to immediate popularity.
However, competition is marching up, and Facebook is ready to go ahead with its very own video streaming service.
During the first period, the new feature will only be available to selected users in in the US – and only to those using the network on their iPhones. No specific timeframe has yet been given as to when the service will be available world-wide, but the plan are to bring its availability to every user over time.
Once again, what you stream is entirely up to you. However, event broadcasts, cooking, celebrity sightings and funny happenings seemed to have been the top hits on others streaming apps so far.
There is no too much information available on how Facebook’s version will differ from other streaming service. It is known, however, that it will display the number of live viewers, names of those from your friend list who are watching the broadcast and comments will be appearing in real time.
As it often is when it comes to sharing parts of your life on social media, several privacy concerns have been raised – especially with regard to Facebook’s scale and huge user numbers. The network has already introduced options and restrictions for how other types of content are shared, and proponents of the new streaming capabilities believe the company will be extra careful when it comes to live video feeds.
If you are one of the lucky few who get to test out the feature, we’d be happy to learn about your first impressions in the comments below!