Facebook is bringing its live broadcast feature to Android next week


Beginning next week, Facebook users on Android will be able to live broadcast video. The update will roll out in the United States first, with plenty more regions getting it soon after.

Facebook is adding a big feature soon that’s going to allow users to broadcast live video to friends and family for free. Facebook’s goal is to make the addition available on Android in thirty different countries to match that of iOS.

Streaming live video on Facebook is real easy to do. Just click the space that reads ‘what’s on your mind’ that you would normally click to start a post. An option will come up that allows you to share live video. Users will be able to invite whomever they want to watch, which is not limited to any number. You’ll also be able to add a brief description of what your video is about and even comment during the stream with whoever else is watching. Once the broadcast it over, you’ll be able to post the video on your timeline for everyone to see.

Live broadcasting will be a great addition to the Android-version of the Facebook application. We can’t wait to try it out!

Source: Facebook

About the Author: Doug Demagistris

Doug was raised in New York and currently attends Muhlenberg College where he is majoring in Accounting. He has been a die-hard Google and Android enthusiast ever since he purchased the Samsung Galaxy Vibrant. Doug strongly prefers Android over competitors for its customization, flat Material Design and exceptional integration with Google Services. Currently, Doug switches between the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Nexus 5X, and travels with a Nexus 9. In addition, Doug wears an Android Wear smartwatch and has other gadgets such as a Nexus Player and Cardboard viewer. Aside from writing with Talk Android, Doug enjoys testing new applications, designing concepts and studying Android application development all while attempting to keep up with the rapid world of technology. He’s hopeful that his high productivity will make lives easier and more meaningful. Doug’s dream is to attend Google I/O.