Facebook says it has added new features on its Facebook Live service that now allow live reactions and replay of comments on the social media platform.
Facebook recently introduced Facebook Live, a feature that allow user share live video with their loved ones using their mobile phones.
Live in Groups also lets users broadcast to just the people in the Facebook Group, making it possible for one to go live in the family group, or share a workout plan in a fitness group, while Live in Events means users can go live from a birthday party to allow those that can’t make it to join the fun in real time.[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”right” bgcolor=”#” color=”#” bcolor=”#” arrow=”yes”] ‘’ Live is like having a TV camera in your pocket. Anyone with a phone now has the power to broadcast to anyone in the world. When you interact live, you feel connected in a more personal way. This is a big shift in how we communicate, and it is going to create new opportunities for people to come together.’’ Zuckerberg says in a Facebook.[/quote]
“Going live” on Facebook feels special because you are going live with the people you care about. Today we’re rolling out the ability to go live in Facebook Groups and Facebook Events.’’ Fidji Simo, Product Management Director at Facebook says.
The new Facebook Live is also interactive as it will allow live reactions and replaying of comments made while live.
Live Reactions appear in real time and disappear quickly so broadcasters and other viewers can get a sense of how people are feeling at different points during the live video; it is like hearing the crowds applaud and cheer.
When your friend reacts to your video or to a video you are both watching together you’ll see their profile picture and a little starburst before their reaction appears.
Facebook Live other features will include a set of Live Filters which will give users more creative options to personalize their live broadcasts as well as option to invite friends to watch the live video with you which will be accessible by simply tapping on the new video icon in the app to navigate to this new space.
The social media giant also released a Facebook Live Map on desktop which gives users a window into what is happening in the world at a particular moment by exploring public live broadcasts going on around the world at that moment.
Commenting on the new features, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder says ‘’ Today we are launching Facebook Live for everyone to make it easier to create, share and discover live videos
‘’ Live is like having a TV camera in your pocket. Anyone with a phone now has the power to broadcast to anyone in the world. When you interact live, you feel connected in a more personal way. This is a big shift in how we communicate, and it is going to create new opportunities for people to come together.’’ Zuckerberg says in a Facebook.
Facebook says these features will be rolling out on iOS and Android over the coming weeks.