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Reddit Starts Testing its Own Livestream Capabilities

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Reddit created a user fervor when a community labeled r/pan appeared and now, it’s out in the open — a new, week-long livestream test…

Rumors and speculation began to swirl over the weekend over a community labeled “r/pan.” Thereafter on Monday, Reddit revealed what it meant — the Reddit Public Access Network or r/pan.

Reddit Livestreaming Experiment Confirmed

The Reddit Public Access Network will run until Friday, offering users the ability to livestream from 9am to 5pm PST.

It seems Reddit is conducting the experiment in order to determine if it’s worthwhile for the company to support live video.

During the trial period, no more than 100 content streams will be allowed. Each is limited to 30 minutes or less. Plus, NSFW and illegal activity is of course, prohibited. Additionally, livestreams are captured through rear-facing cameras to discourage selfie streams.

As always, users can vote up or vote down content.

“Hi Reddit! We’re back with a new experience for the community, the Reddit Public Access Network (RPAN). Starting today until 5PM PT, and from 9AM-5PM PT through Friday, redditors around the world will be able to create live broadcasts. In true Reddit fashion, voting will determine the top broadcast, and you can explore different broadcasts by swiping or clicking right or left. As you move further from the top broadcast, the broadcasts you see will be increasingly more random, so we encourage you to explore and vote!”

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