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Facebook Introducing Live Video and Collages

Posted on the 07 December 2015 by Devender Singh @DevenderSingh93

Bring your photos and videos to life

Now you can bring the photos and videos you share on Facebook to life with live video and collages, to help friends and family feel like they’re in the moment with you.

Facebook Live Video

Live Video: Show your friends what you’re seeing in real time

Today Facebook is beginning to test the ability for people to share live video on their platform, starting with a small percentage of people in the US on iPhones. Live lets users show the people they care about what they’re seeing in real time — whether they’re visiting a new place, cooking their favorite recipe, or just want to share some thoughts. No matter where they are, Live lets them bring their friends and family right next to them to experience what’s happening together.

To share live video, tap on Update Status and then select the Live Video icon. Users can write a quick description and choose the audience that they want to share with before going live. During their broadcast, They will see the number of live viewers, the names of friends who are tuning in, and a real-time stream of comments. When users will end their broadcast, it will be saved on their Timeline like any other video, which they can then delete or keep for their friends to watch later.

Users can discover live videos from their friends and public figures you follow right in News Feed. While watching a live video, they can tap the Subscribe button to get notified the next time the broadcaster goes live.

Collage: Use photos and videos to share the whole story

Facebook is also introducing a new way to share experiences captured with your phone’s camera by grouping photos and videos that were taken together into a scrolling, moving collage. 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.

When you tap on Photo, you’ll see recent moments from your camera roll organized into collages based on when and where you took them. You can edit your collage by adding, removing or re-arranging the photos and videos that you want to include. When you’re done, you can add a title to the collage before sharing. Collages will begin rolling out on iPhone today and will be available on Android early next year.

Testing a tool built for mobile sharing

As Facebook was building Live they needed to reconsider the process of sharing from mobile devices. Facebook is currently piloting a new design with a few people on iPhone and Android where they can now tap What’s on your mind? at the top of News Feed to see a drop down menu of all the different options they can share. This will allow Facebook to include new sharing features in the future.

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