Facebook had announced back in December that it would be releasing a Live Video feature which would basically allow the users to broadcast their life using their smart devices to their friends on Facebook. The feature is set to compete directly with the applications such as Periscope or even Meerkat which have been heavily integrated with the likes of Twitter. In order to stay alive in the live streaming competition, Facebook has now launched the Video Streaming service. Those of you in the United States and using an iPhone to log into Facebook will be able to stream what is happening in your life live on Facebook, as the feature has rolled out now.
The Live Video feed will appear and play right within the News Feed of your friends on Facebook. Just like any Facebook Status update, you will be able to show your status to only a selected group of friends or exclude any people in your friends list that you are not interested in showing to. Once the broadcast is over, you will be still able to see the completed broadcast on the timeline of the friend who initiated it.
While the broadcast is live, you will see the notification on the feed announcing who are the users who are watching it and they can comment as things go along too. The initiator can also put up a status update when he begins the stream so as to give the friends heads on what is exactly the stream about. In order to begin the stream, all you need to do is go to the Status bar and click on the Live Video feature and post it. An Android app for the same will come along with time, as will the roll out on iOS in other parts of the world.