Livestream on Facebook
Here we are describing How to LiveStream on Facebook? Livestream on Facebook feature is now a part of everyone’s Facebook experience. Livestreaming easy to use and will be familiar to anyone who has tried Twitter’s Periscope, but don’t expect hoards of viewers the first time you fire up your livestream Facebook.
Here’s real world look at how to use LiveStream on Facebook and what it’s like.
You won’t find a large “Broadcast Now!” button on Facebook. In fact there’s no indication anywhere that you can do anything beyond your established posts. Live stream video is sort of hidden under the Status icon.
Once you select that you’ll notice a new icon next to the Check In icon. If you haven’t posted a status update recently, you’ll see this message floating above the icon: “New! Record and share live video.”
If you’re ready to broadcast, you select the icon and then give Facebook permission to access your camera and microphone. You only have to do this once.
Once you hit he big blue “continue” button, you’ll be asked to describe your broadcast. It’s on this same screen that you choose your privacy setting: Are you sharing this with the public, or just your friends? You can even choose to share it with just yourself, but where’s the fun in that?
You can shoot the video through your FaceTime or rear-facing camera and while holding your phone in portrait or landscape mode, but the video will always be square. If you shoot in portrait, live Facebook comments will appear below your video. In landscape mode, they appear on the right side.
As soon as you go live, the video feed appears in your timeline.
On the broadcast screen, you’ll see your video as your audience see it, along a tally of how many viewers you have, how long you’re on air and live comments.
The comments remind me of both periscope and the original Twitter live video tool, Meerkat. They’re easy to read and seem to stick around for a while. Granted, I had around 18 viewers on my first stream, so new comments were not exactly flying in.
There’s no limit to how long you can stream, though a good network connection is a must. I would suggest saving your streams for when you’re Wi-Fi image.
You may be rather disappointed by the limited number of viewers you get on a broadcast. When a celebrity launches a Facebook Live Video stream, their Facebook Page pushes out a notification to all their Page Likers and followers.
How to Livestream On Facebook
If you want a bigger audience, Facebook suggests you announce in advance with another post when you plan to broadcast live. Then people can put it on their schedule.
When you are done broadcasting, the video will post on your timeline where people can choose to replay it and you can collect more views.
You’ll also have the option to save the video to your phone’s camera roll, if you want to edit and even share on a different social network.
Overall, the Facebook Livestreaming Video experience is similar to what you get from Periscope. However, unlike Periscope, which posts the notification to all your Twitter followers that you are going live, Facebook’s live video for regular users may just softly sneak onto the network.