Broadcast with a friend and hang out into a waiting room at Facebook Live
Facebook Live is about to get three new updates and we are very excited to see them in action. Facebook announced the new features at VidCon 2016. The live streaming platform will allow you to broadcast with a friend remotely, pre-schedule your streams and create a digital waiting room for viewers and use MSQRD’s face masks for your broadcast.
Remote broadcast with a friend
One of the updates is the ability to broadcast with a friend from two completely different locations. Users can invite a friend on their live broadcast and join the conversation. This feature will allow users to spice things up and broadcast more creative videos like remote interviews, debates, or even duets. The feature will go live this summer, starting with Verified Pages and it will broadly available later on.
Virtual waiting rooms and pre-scheduled broadcasts
Facebook live also brings waiting rooms where users can hang out and wait for broadcasts to begin. Also video creators can set the time they are going live. This is very helpful for Facebook. The social media platform can send notifications to users, before the stream starts, so they can hang out at the waiting room. With this features video creators will know how many people are going to watch their live broadcast.
Masks are on!
If you want to add a funnier note to your video streams you can just put your favorite mask on from the MSQRD app to go live on Facebook. The popular video filter app was acquired by Facebook in March. This feature will bring many new users to Facebook Live, because who doesn’t want to “wear” an Iron Mask and have a live chat with their friends!
But, Facebook Live was not the only medium to introduce new and interesting features. Also, at VidCon, AOL announced the launch of a face-tracking app called Switch, according to Mashable. Switch, is created by Kanvas, a photo-editing service for teens and children acquired by AOL in 2015, enables users to swap their face with a variety of masks. The app will offer 20 filters and the number will increase in the upcoming weeks.
Dave McDowell, SVP of AOL Core Products, told Mashable:
“Our strategy is to be more open than the competition,”. “Teens use every network, they don’t want to be locked into a single platform. Not only do we have cutting edge creative tools, but users can also share what they create anywhere.”
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