Facebook Desktop Live Video Rolls Out

Facebook desktop live video comes to the social media platform for broadcasting from larger devices, including laptops, for better stability and quality…

Facebook now lets users broadcast live video from their desktop and laptops, Erin Connolly, Product Manager and Jeff Hendy, Software Engineer announced on the company’s official blog. Earlier this year, the company introduced Facebook Pages live video for desktops and now the feature is available to profiles.

Facebook Desktop Live Video Streaming Launches

For quite some time, broadcasting live video via mobile devices has been available. Because of its competition, the world’s largest social network is now stepping up its video streaming features to more devices.

“While it’s been possible for people to go live to Facebook from mobile devices since last year, desktop or laptop computers provide a stable camera setup that can be beneficial to many types of Facebook Live broadcasts — from Q&As to vlogs to tutorials to any broadcast from someone who isn’t on the move,” the company explains.

Facebook desktop live video screenshot
Credit: Facebook

To access the feature, simply log onto Facebook on a desktop or laptop computer and click on the “Create a Post” window at the top of the feed or click on the ellipsis to the right of “Feeling/Activity.” The Live Video option will appear. Click on the button brings up a prompt reading, “Say something about this live video.” Then, start streaming right from a desktop or laptop.

The company wants to give its users access to more sharing options. “With this update, people can seamlessly share their screens, insert graphics, switch cameras, or use professional equipment in Facebook Live videos.” This new feature comes right after the introduction of the Instagram live video saving option.

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