Facebook Live Video Streaming Coming Soon to Android, More Countries
Facebook earlier this month started rolling out its Live Video streaming feature to countries other than the US. The feature was at first limited to select iOS users and celebrities and was later rolled-out to all the iOS users in the US. Now the social media giant has announced that the feature will be additionally rolling it out to 30 countries however, it did not specify which ones. The company added that the feature will also be arriving to Android devices starting next week.
The social network will be rolling out the Live Video streaming feature to its Android users in the US followed by other countries soon. In addition, the feature will continue to roll out to Facebook Pages as well in the coming weeks. The company in the blog post stated that, “more than 50 percent of people watching live videos are using Android devices.”
Users can check if they have the live streaming tool by tapping on the Update Status bar at the top of the News Feed and looking for the Live Video icon. Facebook Live Videos work in a similar fashion as Twitter’s Periscope. Users can start streaming a live video and the viewers can comment and like the stream. Facebook will also show the number of views on the live streaming video.
Last week, Facebook rolled out its Reactions emojis worldwide. The emojis that the company started testing in October last year show: “love,” “yay,” “wow,” “haha,” “sad,” and “angry,” and are similar to regular emojis used in chat. The Reactions emojis are already available in Spain, Ireland, Chile, Portugal, Philippines, and Japan.