Videos on Facebook


The world’s largest social networking site is introducing a couple of new features – live video streaming for everyone and collage are among them.

Facebook will soon let its 1,5 billion users start watching videos of their family and friends. On Thursday, December 3rd, the company has started testing the live video option by involving a small percentage of its U.S based users – those with iPhones. According to Vadim Lavrusik, Product Manager and Thai Tran, Product Manager, the main motive behind this move is “to help friends and family feel like they’re at the moment with you.”

“Live lets you show the people you care about what you’re seeing in real time — whether you’re visiting a new place, cooking your favorite recipe, or just want to share some thoughts. No matter where you are, Live lets you bring your friends and family right next to you to experience what’s happening together,” he says in a blog post announcing Facebook’s plans.


Sharing live video will be very easy, as it will only require tapping on the ‘update your status’ icon and then selecting ‘Live Video.’ Users can also write a quick description and choose the audience that they want to share with before going live. During the broadcast, they’ll see the number of live viewers, the names of friends who are tuning in, and a real-time stream of comments. When the broadcast is ended, it will be saved on the user’s Timeline like any other video, which can then deleted or kept for friends to watch later.

That’s not everything, though, as Facebook is also planning to roll out Collage, which allows for grouping photos and videos in a new, lively way.

“Whether you’re on a weekend trip, at a concert or just hanging out with friends, collages are a great way to share with friends and family who aren’t there with you,” stresses Vadim Lavrusik.

Robert Scoble is one of the celebrities who is using live video streaming for a while. The idea of having an unedited video, right from the mobile could drastically evolve video-journalism.

“Introducing the $15 64-bit computer. Incredible what you get for less than $20 from Here founder Johnson Jeng shows it to me.” from Robert’s Facebook.

Amazing computer for less than $20.

Introducing the $15 64-bit computer. Incredible what you get for less than $20 from founder Johnson Jeng shows it to me.

Posted by Robert Scoble on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

How to make Collage of your photos? When tapped on Photo, recent moments from your camera roll will come up. They will be organized into collages based on when and where they were taken. Collage can be edited anytime by adding, removing or re-arranging the photos and videos of the user’s choice. It’s important to entitle your Collage before sharing it on Facebook.

Collages will be available on Android early next year.


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Videos on Facebook