Facebook Fully Commits to Live Video with New Tools
Facebook today significantly expanded the capabilities of its Live Video feature by adding more ways to connect and share with viewers. First, users can now broadcast live video to small groups or schedule live video events in advance. Live video also gains reactions, replayable comments, and filters. The reactions work similar to those on Periscope, which means they pop up in real time while the video is playing. Moving forward, comments made during the live video will be re-published in order when the video is played back later. The filters provide videographers with more options to customize the appearance of their content. Facebook Live Videos makes it simple to invite friends to watch live content with a tool built directly into the viewer. Last, Facebook is making it easier to discover live video. A new section highlighting live video will appear in the mobile app to serve as a central spot for people to seek out content. Moreover, Facebook is adding a live map on the desktop so people can see where video is being shared. The service is expanding to 60 countries today. Facebook said these features will reach Android and iOS devices via updates over the next few weeks.
Facebook Adds Social Functions to Live Video
May 23, 2017
Facebook today announced two new features for live video that should make it more interactive and social. First, there's Live Chat With Friends.
Periscope Adds Search and Saving Tools
May 9, 2016
Periscope today detailed forthcoming changes that will make it easier to find and save video broadcasts. First, Periscope will improve search by making it possible to browse live broadcasts via categories as well as via keywords.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.
Facebook Adds Dating, Story Sharing, Group Organization, More
May 1, 2018
Facebook today made a significant number of additions to its platform that will lead to more features for end users over time. For example, a new tool will allow Facebook users to post to their Facebook Stories directly through third-party apps.