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I do hope you can recall that Facebook launched the live streaming feature on their platform some months back, but the limitation then was that it was not possible to stream live videos on a desktop, PC or laptop – was only avilable for tablets and phones – but that is not a limitation anymore.

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The company took to their news room to announce that starting from yesterday, people around the world can broadcast live video to Facebook from their desktop or laptop computers. Facebook says that such devices can offer a stable camera setup that can work wonders for certain content types – for example Q&As, vlogs, or tutorials.

Facebook Live
Facebook Live

While this is a very important and commendable update, and would be patronized to its fullest in places like the United States where there is adequate access to the internet, most places in Africa would suffer as there is inadequate and poor access to the internet, which would be a limiting factor to streaming these videos Facebook has made provisions for.

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It is such a pity that even after Facebook figured out how poor the internet connections are in Africa, and made it a point of duty to help the continent out, the whole plan got all thwarted in the explosion which occurred when they launched the satellite meant for this purpose some months back.

 

HOW TO GET STARTED

To get started on your live broadcast from a computer, click “Live Video” from the top of your News Feed or Timeline, after which you’d follow the prompts to add a description and choose your audience.

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The feature had been available since yesterday for everyone on the Facebook platform.

According to Facebook, you can with a streaming software update, which they included, seamlessly share your screens, insert graphics, switch cameras, or use professional equipment in Facebook Live videos. You also have the option to broadcast to Facebook Groups you belong to, Facebook Events you’re part of, or Facebook Pages you manage.

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