Facebook flips on switch for live video on its iPhone app
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook is ready to start broadcasting live video on its iPhone app.
The option to show live video is being turned on Thursday for everyone in the U.S. with Facebook's app installed on an iPhone. The Menlo Park, California, company plans to extend the iPhone feature to all 1.6 billion of its worldwide users during the next few weeks.
The live video option is coming out after nearly two months of testing in the U.S.
The feature will enable Facebook users to share live video of their adventures and other more mundane activities with friends and family. It's similar to the live video app called Periscope that Twitter introduced on its messaging service last year.
Facebook Inc. is still working on adding live video to its app for Android devices.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Officers, teens discuss difficult issues at Baton Rouge conference
EBR sheriff's deputy changing tire goes viral
New Roads community commemorates Memorial Day with a 'blessing of the boats'
Crews respond to fire at abandoned house on Lobelia Avenue
Video of EBR sheriff's deputy changing tire goes viral