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Facebook’s live video debuts in Groups and Events

At Facebook’s F8 conference, the company launched the API for Facebook Live to all developers in order to let users and publisher to find more ways to ‘interact and share’ in real time on Facebook. It has also launched a host of additions to video streaming: - Facebook will have multiple live streaming options for its properties, starting with Groups and Events where users can broadcast just to the group, and for events, stream it for those who couldn’t attend the event, or schedule a live Q&A session. - Live streaming will also have live reactions, replay comments for a later watch and live filters on the video. It also plans to add doodling capacities on the live video in the future. According to Facebook, users comment 10x more on Facebook Live videos than on regular videos. - Live streamers can invite their friends from within a live video. On the mobile app, users can discover trending live videos, videos from friends and creators, and live videos from topics users are interested in. A search is also available for live videos. - Facebook Live Map on desktop will be available to 60 countries to share live video, along with metrics for Facebook Pages. Incidentally, Facebook has also launched Rights Manager, an admin tool for Pages which will let them upload video clips which they don't want others to use. History of Facebook’s live stream: Facebook had first launched the live streaming service through the Facebook Mentions app for celebs and ‘influencers’…

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