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 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
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 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 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 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 has finally begun the beta testing of its Ad Break feature in live videos in the U.S. The Ad Break will allow broadcasters to directly earn revenue share from the adverts they have used.
Internet February 24, 2017
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 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
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 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 has now added a 'donate button' that lets users donate to non-profit organizations while watching Facebook Live videos.
Internet November 19, 2016
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 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
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 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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
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 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
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
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 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 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
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 soon roll out a new feature that will allow users to turn off notifications for Live Videos.
Internet March 9, 2016
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 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
Facebook began rolling out its real-time Live video feature for users with verified Pages.
Apps/Software December 18, 2015
Facebook is currently trying out a new functionality which informs users when a friend is writing a comment on one of their posts. The company believes the new feature is aimed to help its users have real-time conversations with their loved ones.
Apps/Software December 15, 2015
Facebook is testing its live streaming video feature with a small percentage of iOS users in the United States. The feature will function similarly to Periscope and Meerkat, with one major difference.
Apps/Software December 6, 2015