Facebook Now Support Live Streaming from your PC

Posted by at 8:35 am on March 23, 2017

Starting now, people around the world can broadcast live video to Facebook from their desktop or laptop computers. Before this, it was only possible to go live on Facebook from a mobile device.

For gamers, Facebook is also expanding support for external hardware and streaming software such as Vmix, OBS, Wirecast, and XSplit. Previously, you could only take advantage of these tools when going live from a Page, but now this capability is available for profiles as well. This will let more people share their screens, insert graphics, switch cameras, and/or use professional equipment in their Facebook Live videos.

“If you’re a gamer, this new feature makes it easier than ever to stream your PC gameplay to friends and followers and engage with them while you play,” Facebook Product Manager Erin Connolly and Software Engineer Jeff Hendy wrote in a blog post.

To start up a live broadcast from your computer, just click “Live Video” from the top of your news feed, then follow the prompts on the screen to add a description and choose your audience.


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