Facebook now lets users live stream with a friend

Written by Ali Leghari ·  1 min read >
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Facebook today rolled out a massive update for its users. This new update will help share screen with one’s friends via live stream.

Previously, this feature was only available to Public figures but from today onwards it is available to general public. The update is now available to iOS users. The company has not issued any statement when will this feature be available for Android users.

Facebook has issued an official statement and said, “ One of the best things about Live is that you 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 Q&A with your favorite actor or behind-the-scenes action after a big game — 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”.

What will you get from the feature

  • This Live chat with friends feature will let you invite friends in private chat about a public broadcast.
  • You can jump to public broadcast at any time.
  • You can share your best moments with your friends.

Facebook said, “ 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”.

How can you invite friend into your live chat video

Simply select a guest from Live viewers section, your viewer can then choose to join you or not. You have the option to go live with your friend in Landscape and Portrait mode.