Live is the best way to interact with viewers in real time. Field their burning questions, hear what's on their mind and check out their Live Reactions to gauge how your broadcast is going.
Live lets you connect with the people who care most. Your followers can receive notifications when you go live so they know to tune in to your broadcasts at just the right time.
With creative tools like filters, themes, and effects, it's easy to express yourself in ways that delight your followers and make it even more fun.
Live lets people, public figures and Pages share live video with their followers and friends on Facebook.
Live is available to all Pages and profiles on Facebook for iOS, Android, and the Facebook Creator app
There will be a red icon at the top left-hand corner of the video indicating that it is a live video. The word “Live” is written next to the icon, along with the number of current viewers.
The video will be published to the Page or profile so that fans and friends who missed it can watch at a later time. The broadcaster can remove the video post at any time, just like any other post.
Videos will appear in News Feed and on the broadcaster's Page or profile while they are live. Once a broadcast has ended, live videos are eligible to show up everywhere that other videos appear.
If you're a Page, you can apply control and customization settings to the video on the broadcast after it has ended. Additionally, people can decide who sees their live video by selecting an audience before beginning a live broadcast.
Live broadcasts can last up to 4 hours.
If you are using the Live API to publish your broadcast, we recommend that you schedule your broadcast in advance to build anticipation and buzz around your content.
We recommend that you have a strong signal before going live. WiFi tends to work best, but if you can't find a nearby network, you'll want a 4G connection. To check your internet speed ahead of time, download the Speedtest app from the App Store or Google Play.
People can discover live videos right in News Feed. To get notified when certain a broadcaster goes live, tap the "Live Subscribe" button on the top of a live video to get notified when that person or Page goes live again. People who frequently engage with or have recently interacted with a person or Page going Live may receive a notification.
As with all videos and content on Facebook, we have reporting tools in place to enable people on Facebook to report content that they believe violates our community standards. Our teams will review those reports, and if content violates our standards it will be removed.