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Facebook's Live Video is rolling out to all iPhone users

You no longer have to be a celebrity or verified account to livestream video.
Billy Steele
January 28, 2016
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Facebook began testing its Periscope-like Live Video feature back in December. Only celebs and verified pages could get in on the livestreaming action, though, but that's about to change. The social network is rolling out the feature to iPhone users in the US starting today, with a wider release "to the rest of the world" in the weeks to come. To get started, all you have to do is select Update Status and tap on on the Live Video icon. You'll then be able to select your audience and enter a short description before your broadcast begins.

While you're streaming, you'll receive updates on the number of viewers, which of your friends tuned in and a stream comments. When you're finished, the video will appear on your timeline just like a link or video that you uploaded manually. Don't want to leave it for folks to see later? No problem. You're able to delete the footage from the stream should the need arise. Live Video is only available on Facebook's iPhone app for now, but the company says Android users "soon."

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