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Facebook Live coming to desktops, laptops

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Facebook confirmed that it has begun rolling out Facebook Live via desktop and laptop computers, Social Times reported.

Danny Goodwin of Search Engine Journal shared this video from Facebook user Delilah Taylor, in which a Live Video option appeared in her status update composer while accessing the social network via desktop.

Facebook confirmed that it has started the rollout of the feature in a statement to Social Times:

“We’re starting to roll out the ability for people to broadcast live on Facebook from their desktop or laptop.”

A  source with knowledge of the plan told Social Times that the launch of the feature was a response to demand from journalists, vloggers and DIY users among other users.

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It is currently available to a small percentage of users with more set to come on board in the coming months.

The source added that peripheral cameras are supported in addition to built-in cameras on laptops.

Taylor said in her video: When I first clicked live video, it didn’t do anything. You’ve got to put in a comment, and then you hit next, and when you hit next, it will bring up a secondary screen, which kind of looks like a Google Hangout screen, and you can adjust your camera and microphone … Then you hit “Go Live.”

 

 

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