Facebook has announced two updates for Live that make it easier to connect with friends.
Here what's you need to know.
Live Chat with Friends
The first update is Live Chat with Friends. This feature lets you invite multiple friends to a private chat, where you can discuss a public live broadcast.
For example you might be watching the final of The Voice, some breaking news, or a sports game. Interactions of course include emojis. And yes, it's a bit like Twitter.
Once the broadcast ends, you can keep the conversation going on Messenger.
Live Chat with Friends is currently being tested on mobile.
The second update is Live With.
This lets you invite a friend into your Live video, meaning you can virtually shoot the breeze together. Even if you happen to be separated by a continent or two.
Live With involves sharing the screen with your pal, which Facebook promises makes going live “more fun and interactive” for both you and your viewers.
The shared screen either works in portraits (for picture-in-picture) or landscape (side-by-side) modes.
These updates come as Facebook aggressively pushes Live, and the strategy seems to be working. Users now comment 10X more often on Live videos, compared to regular vids.
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