Live android screen. Image Credit: Facebook Blog
Live android screen. Image Credit: Facebook Blog

Facebook Live is a way people of today share their experiences in real time, whether you’re someone who wants to broadcast to friends and family, or a public figure who wants to connect with fans around the world.

All the live videos you get to see on Facebook are true and exciting and people are tuning in and engaging directly with the broadcasters in the moment. The feature is similar to video streaming apps like; Meerkat and Twitter’s Periscope.

On February 24th, 2016, Facebook launched the “Facebook Reaction” an extension of the Like button, to give you more ways to share your reaction to a post in a quick and easy way. Yesterday, the social media giants announced that they will be bringing “Facebook Live” to android following the limited launch on iOS in December last year.

Facebook Live was launched in August last year to celebrities and a number of verified accounts and pages in the U.S and which was also available on only iOS devices. The social media company is excited to announce that within the next weeks, they will start rolling out the ability for people to share live videos on Android.

Facebook Live Video shared on an iPhone. Image Credit: Facebook
Facebook Live Video shared on an iPhone. Image Credit: Facebook

According to Facebook Inc., 50% of people watching live videos on Facebook are using android devices.

Earlier on this year, Facebook planned on expanding live videos to more people around the world, now so far people in more than 30 countries can share live videos, with more to come within the coming weeks.

If you have the feature already enabled on your device, simply tap “What’s on your mind?” at the top of the News Feed, selecting the Live Video Icon. Select the audience and write a quick description before going Live.

During your broadcast, you’ll see the number of live viewers and when you’re done with the broadcast, it will be saved on your Timeline.