Tag: Facebook Live

Facebook Wants Artificial Intelligence To Filter Live Videos And Take Down Offensive Content

On the heels of reports saying Facebook will begin making its own chips, it appears that part of those plans involve creating machine learning processors for Facebook Live. Such chips will filter offensive video content and promptly take them down.

Internet May 26, 2018

Facebook Rolls Out New Update That Includes Rewinding Live Videos

Facebook enhanced the Facebook Live experience for both app users and publishers. It added several new features such as the Live Rewind and crossposting that is expected to expand the social media network’s video services.

Apps/Software May 8, 2018

Facebook Takes A Page From Twitch's Playbook, Lets Users Tip Their Favorite Game Streamers

Facebook has launched a content monetizing program to convince video gameplay streamers to switch to Facebook Live. The initiative is seen as the company’s bid to take down rivals like YouTube and Twitch.

Internet January 27, 2018

Facebook Watch Party: Everything To Know About Shared Video Watching Feature

Facebook unveils a new feature that is being tested to users called Watch Party. The new feature allows users to watch videos with friends or group members together to create more user interactions.

Internet January 17, 2018

Facebook Live Now Offers Private Chat With Friends, Joint Streams With Guests: Here's How They Work

Facebook has rolled out two new features to Facebook Live to further improve user experience for the live streaming platform. The features are announced as the social network continues to grapple with the controversy surrounding Facebook Live.

Apps/Software May 24, 2017

Facebook Admits Need To Do Better After 'Facebook Killer' Incident, Disputes Criticisms

Facebook has released a new statement regarding the man now known as the Facebook Killer and the videos that he uploaded to the social network. Facebook admitted its shortcomings, but also disputed criticisms on how it handled the situation.

Internet April 18, 2017

Murder In Cleveland Streamed Via Facebook Live: Facebook Calls It ‘Horrific’

Police are still hunting down a man who murdered a civilian on the street and published it on Facebook. The murderer had made broadcasts claiming that he killed up to 15 people as part of a slaughter.

Internet April 17, 2017

Chicago Police On The Hunt For Other Suspects In Rape Case Streamed Live On Facebook

Chicago police are already looking for other suspects in a sexual assault case that was streamed over Facebook Live. One offender, a 14-year-old boy, has already been charged and arrested, reports say.

Internet April 3, 2017

Facebook Launches Personal Fundraiser Tools To Help Users Raise Money, But It's Pretty Limited For Now

Facebook has announced the launch of personal fundraisers on its platform, allowing users to raise money for a number of personal causes. Things are pretty limited for now, however, so here's the deal.

Internet March 30, 2017

Facebook Bolsters Suicide Prevention Efforts With New Tools Powered By Artificial Intelligence

Facebook has announced that it's doubling down on its suicide prevention efforts, now with the help of artificial intelligence. At the same time, the company is also integrating suicide prevention tools into Facebook Live.

Internet March 1, 2017

Facebook Reportedly Reaching A Deal With MLB To Stream Weekly Live Games

Facebook is reportedly courting MLB to let it stream games on the site each week in the upcoming season. If it pushes through, the move might lure users away from Twitter, which is also going after sports broadcasting.

Business Tech February 22, 2017

YouTube’s Mobile App Now Has Live Streaming For Its Top Creators

YouTube announced the launch of live streaming for its app for its top creators, as well as a new way to make money on the platform.

Apps/Software February 7, 2017

BEWARE: Fake Facebook Live Videos Spreading

Facebook Live is being used for spreading misleading information for the sake of likes. Is this the next tool for the dissemination of fake news?

Internet January 15, 2017

Facebook Live To Go On Air With Talk Radio: Upload And Listen To Podcasts And Book Readings On Your News Feed

Facebook is launching its newest feature 'Live Audio' today. This feature will allow audio broadcasters such as radio shows, podcasters, and authors to publish content on Facebook's News Feed.

Internet December 21, 2016

Facebook Live Now Features Donate Button For Online Fundraisers For Non-Profit Orgs

Facebook has now added a 'donate button' that lets users donate to non-profit organizations while watching Facebook Live videos.

Internet November 19, 2016

Prisma Art Filters Now Supported On Facebook Live

The latest update to the Prisma app for iOS devices introduces support for Facebook Live. This means users will now be able to broadcast videos with unique art filters.

Apps/Software November 9, 2016

Facebook Live Launches 'Masks' Feature For Halloween: How Is It Different From Snapchat Filters?

Facebook launched Masks for Facebook Live just in time for Halloween. The feature, which works similarly to Snapchat's filters, will include masks that are perfect for the annual festivities.

Apps/Software October 28, 2016

Viral Facebook Live Space Videos Are Found To Be Fakes

The spacewalk videos that are making its rounds on Facebook that claim to be livestreams from space are found to be fakes.

Internet October 27, 2016

Android Apps And Games Can Now Be Streamed On Facebook Live

Android games and apps will join the stream from Facebook Live, thanks to an Android emulator developed by BlueStacks. The integration should open up streamers to a wider audience, for everyone’s benefit.

Apps/Software September 23, 2016

Monopoly Uses Facebook Live To Make Major Product Launch Announcement

Hasbro used Facebook Live on Thursday, Aug. 11 to announce the launch of its new Ultimate Banking edition and new sweepstakes.

Geek August 11, 2016

2016 Rio Olympics Live Coverage, Highlights, Interactive Features Hit Facebook News Feeds And Instagram

Facebook upped its ante in covering the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and will introduce extra video highlights, live programming and interactive features. Instagram is also said to engage users more with fresh information from Rio.

Apps/Software August 10, 2016

Facebook Live Video Ups Time Limit To Four Hours Of Streaming

Facebook Live got a number of neat updates, including the ability to live stream up to four hours of video. Moreover, viewers can now hide annoying reactions and comments so they can focus on watching the video with no distractions.

Internet July 22, 2016

Facebook Live-Stream Video Gives Marginalized A Voice But Here's Where It Draws The Line

After what some perceived as a fumbling of viral, yet violent video, Facebook has shed some light on its live video policies. As long as the violence isn't celebrated, Facebook should be OK with it.

Internet July 10, 2016

Live Video Features On Social Media Turns Users Into Citizen Journalists, But Should We Stream Murders?

After the deaths of two black men and five police officers, social media has become a place where users are capturing and sharing live videos of these tragic events. While it’s important to tell these stories, should be we allowed to stream murders?

Internet July 10, 2016

Free Speech vs Censorship: Facebook Explains Live Streaming Policy

Facebook is encouraging users to take on a 'responsible approach' to broadcasting events via Facebook Live. In the wake of the Minnesota shooting, the company reminds the public of its Community Standards.

Internet July 9, 2016

Love Facebook Live? Soon You'll Have Snapchat-Like Filters, Waiting Rooms And Ads

Facebook is set to roll out some new product updates for its live streaming platform Facebook Live in the coming months. These include Snapchat-type filters, adverts in live streams, waiting rooms, pre-scheduled broadcasts and more.

Internet June 24, 2016

President Obama And Mark Zuckerberg To Talk Tech On Facebook Live

President Obama and Mark Zuckerberg will share the stage during an interview at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The talk will be broadcasted via Facebook Live, showcasing the social media company’s streaming feature.

Business Tech June 23, 2016

Facebook Inks Deals With Celebrities And Media Companies To Use Facebook Live Video Feature

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has high hopes in live streaming. Facebook signed a string of deals, worth more than $50 million, with media companies and celebrities who will produce video content for Facebook Live.

Internet June 21, 2016

Ask Zuck: Mark Zuckerberg Is Ready To Answer Questions In Upcoming Facebook Live Session

Mark Zuckerberg has announced a live Q&A session set for next week, on the company's live streaming platform called Facebook Live. The event should be quite interesting based on the questions already submitted, so here's what some users would like to know.

Internet June 10, 2016

Soon You Can Stream Blizzard Video Games Via Facebook Live: Will It Be A Twitch Killer?

Blizzard will be adding Facebook functionality to many of its games for the PC, including 'Overwatch.' The move is seen as a challenge to the current leaders of the video game streaming industry such as Twitch.

Video Games June 7, 2016

Watch Mark Zuckerberg Interview Space Station Astronauts Via Facebook Live

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a 20-minute Facebook Live Q&A with ISS astronauts Tim Peake, Tim Kopra and Jeff Williams. Tune in to the conversation - the first Facebook Live done on outer space.

Space June 3, 2016

Facebook Live Now Available On Windows 10: Here's The Deal

Facebook has decided to make Facebook Live available on Windows 10 tablets and computers. Here is how Windows 10 users can use this live streaming video service.

Apps/Software May 30, 2016

Mark Zuckerberg To Broadcast Call To International Space Station Astronauts Using Facebook Live

Mark Zuckerberg will broadcast an Earth-to-space call with ISS astronauts using Facebook Live. Space science enthusiasts are encouraged to watch and send their questions.

Space May 30, 2016

Facebook Introduces Nonstop Live Streaming: Here's What To Expect

Facebook is testing out a new feature for its Live Videos dubbed "continuous live video," which will enable users to stream nonstop. The continuous live streaming feature is expected to roll out to all users in the coming weeks.

Internet May 24, 2016

Facebook Introduces Live Video Map: Here's How It Works

Facebook has shared its Live interactive map with all of its users no matter where in the world. There isn't much to the feature right now, but it gets the job done.

Internet May 19, 2016

Move Over, Twitch: Activision Blizzard Takes eSports To Facebook Live

Activision Blizzard is set to bring eSports to Facebook Live in a bid to make it appealing to more people and ultimately get more viewers.

Video Games May 13, 2016

Periscope Takes A Page Out Of FB Live Playbook, Now Lets You #Save Videos For Good

Periscope recently announced a new feature that lets users #save videos permanently. This change in Periscope's iOS and Android apps is viewed as the company's strategy to take on Facebook Live.

Apps/Software May 6, 2016

DJI Baking Facebook Live Into Live-Streaming Drones To Push Video Over The Social Network

Facebook Live is spreading its wings over to DJI's Phantom drones. During Facebook's annual F8 conference, Mark Zuckerberg shared the stage with a tricked-out Phantom 4 that streamed his presentation overhead live to thousands of viewers on his social network.

Apps/Software April 14, 2016

What's The Potential Of Facebook Live? Almost 1 Million People Watching A Watermelon Explode Should Be A Good Gauge

The ‘Watermelon Explosion Challenge’ livestream video planted by Buzzfeed on Facebook Live garnered the attention of nearly 1 million viewers in one single day. As the number keeps growing, this top trending item is an indication of the overwhelming potential Facebook Live possesses in the modern age of online videos.

Apps/Software April 9, 2016

Facebook Introduces New Ways To Search And Discover Live Videos In Its Mobile App

Facebook announced two new ways users can discover Live videos: a new search section and the ability for Live videos to appear in Trending Topics.

Apps/Software April 7, 2016

Facebook Live Gets New Features: Live Reactions, Discovery Tab, Live In Groups/ Events And More

Facebook Live recently received a number of notable new features, as the social media company is gunning for its rivals. Check out the Live Reactions, Discovery Tab and more options that address the needs of the increasing community of streamers.

Apps/Software April 6, 2016

Facebook Is Now Airing Live Television Starting With E! Talk Show

The cable network E! launched its first episode of 'Live With E!' on Facebook on Monday, with new episodes airing weekdays at 12:30 p.m. EDT.

Internet March 21, 2016

Facebook Will Let Users Turn Off Live Video Notifications

Facebook will soon roll out a new feature that will allow users to turn off notifications for Live Videos.

Internet March 9, 2016

Facebook Tweaks News Feed Algorithm To Show Live Videos Some Love

Facebook said that it will adjust its News Feed algorithm so that ongoing Facebook Live videos will be shown higher compared to those that have already ended. The feature has been rolled out to iOS and Android.

Internet March 2, 2016

Facebook Rolls Out Live Video For Android And In More Countries

Facebook announced on Friday that it will start rolling out its live broadcast feature to Android users and offering the service in more countries.

Internet February 26, 2016

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