Facebook has announced a new feature-Live Chat with Friends for users to share experiences and connect in real time on Facebook Live.
This latest feature follows the “New Life Interactive Effects” feature that was announced last month.
Facebook says one of the best things about Live is that users can discuss what’s happening in the broadcast in real time. In fact, people comment more than 10 times more on Facebook Live videos than on regular videos.
When it comes to compelling public broadcasts such as a breaking news event, a Questions & Answers with users’ favorite actor or behind-the-scenes action after a big game, Facebook says watching with the community and reading comments is an exciting part of the experience.
“We know sometimes people also want the option to interact with only their friends during a public live broadcast, so we’re rolling out Live Chat with Friends”, Facebook says.
“Live Chat with Friends lets you invite friends to a private chat about a public live broadcast. You can invite friends who are already watching or other friends who you think may want to tune in. You’re able to jump back into the public conversation at any time, and you can still continue chatting with your friends via Messenger after the broadcast ends.
“With Live Chat with Friends, you can be part of big moments with the wider community but also have the option to participate in personal conversations with the people closest to you, directly within the Live experience.”