Facebook Is Bringing Live Video Broadcasting To Android Users


Facebook is expanding its live-video feature to Android users, the company announced in a blog post today. This rollout is initially for those based in the U.S. and will begin next week, but “more countries [are] coming soon,” Facebook confirmed.

Live-video is Facebook’s answer to similar services from Twitter-owned Periscope and independent startup Meerkat, which works with Facebook’s API but was booted from Twitter’s platform. Opening a live-stream — which is located at the top of the Facebook mobile app — allows a user to broadcast what they are doing in real-time to their friends, followers and other people on the social network.

Facebook first introduced the service last summer, when it was initially just for celebrities. It become available for all users of…

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