If you’re lucky, you no longer need to be famous to broadcast live video from Facebook. The social networking giant announced today that it was expanding the feature to a small number of regular iPhone app users in the United States.
Live, from wherever you are
To see if you have been selected for the small test, head to the Update Status section and see if there is a Live Video icon. If there is, you can select it, write a quick description of the broadcast, and choose who can see the feed.
While broadcasting, you can see the number and names of live viewers and view a real-time stream of comments. After the video ends, it will be saved on your timeline to share with other friends.
Even if you can’t create your own broadcasts yet, all users can subscribe to receive notifications when a selected user goes live.
Use photo and videos together
All users of the iPhone app can now take advantage of the ability to create collages with a group of photos and videos.
After tapping on a photo, users will see recent moments from their Camera Roll organized in collages based on when and where the image and video was captured. You can then edit the collage by removing or changing the order of the media. Once you select a title, the results can be shared with friends and family.
Facebook is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for free.
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