Another way to go live on Facebook, ‘Live Audio’ debuts on platform

After its recent announcement regarding the rollout of its Live 360 platform, Facebook has now introduced “Live Audio” option - like traditional radio or podcasting -- in your News Feed where users will have the
Facebook, Audio, Live, Social Media
India TV Tech Desk San Francisco December 21, 2016 21:48 IST

After its recent announcement regarding the rollout of its Live 360 platform, Facebook has now introduced “Live Audio” option - like traditional radio or podcasting -- in your News Feed where users will have the capacity to communicate sound straight to the social network.

“We know that sometimes publishers want to tell a story on Facebook with words and not video. Our new ‘Live Audio’ option makes it easy to go live with audio only when that’s the broadcaster’s preferred format,” said Shirley Ip, Product Specialist, and Bhavana Radhakrishnan, Software Engineer at Facebook in a blog post on Tuesday.

“One thing we’ve heard is that partners want new formats for going live. We announced Live 360 last week, and today we’re excited to announce another way to go live on Facebook,” they added.

Facebook has witnessed some Pages find creative ways to go live and reach audiences with audio only by using the Facebook Live API or by adding a still image to accompany their audio broadcast.

“We also know that publishers sometimes go live from areas that lack strong network connectivity. Though we alert the broadcaster if their signal is low, Live Audio presents another option for connecting with audiences in real time from low-connectivity areas,” the post read.

(With inputs from IANS)

 
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