Facebook Live Streaming
Facebook is launching its own version of live streaming to Periscope and Meerkat but before you all start leaping around with joy, it is only available to verified accounts of celebrities, actors, musicians, actors and selected influencers.
About a year ago now, Facebook launched a new service called ‘Mentions’ which was essentially aimed at ‘Public Figures as a way for them to better manage their Facebook presence, and make it easier for them to engage with their much loved fans.
Now Facebook is pleased to announce an addition to Mentions which will allow the users that fit this category to live stream video so they can interact with fans in ‘real time’.
The types of people / pages that can be verified by Facebook include public figures (of all types), media, brands and major businesses and of course celebrities. It still however remains only available on iOS, something that was initially the case for Periscope, although it has now rolled out an Android version of the App.
So look out for your favourite singer / actor giving you some live Q & A’s, announcing dates for gigs or just having a bit of fun.