Facebook expanded its video live-streaming feature to more users by making it available to US Android users.
Live-streaming allows users to start live video broadcasts from withing the Facebook mobile app.
The feature competes with Twitter’s Periscope app.
Facebook Live already had been available to US iOS users.
In addition, Facebook expanded the iOS feature to more than 30 countries.
Facebook Video Live Streaming at Android & iOS
To use the new feature on the iOS or Android mobile app, be sure to have the latest version of the Facebook app. Then tap the status updateicon and then tap the Live Video icon.
We know that people on Android love interacting with live videos —more than 50% of people watching live videos are using Android devices. We’re excited to announce that in the next week we are going to startrolling out the ability for people on Android to share live video. We’re starting our Android roll-out in the U.S., with more countries comingsoon.
To share live video, simply tap “What’s on your mind?” at the top ofNews Feed and select the Live Video icon. You can write a quickdescription and select the audience before going live.
Facebook Live is also available to public figures and Pages. Learn more in our Help Center.
Lights! Camera! Action! You’ll broadcast live to your Facebook connections.