Facebook is now offering PC game and desktop livestreaming, writes SocialBarrel.
This means that you will now be able to go Live directly from Facebook’s desktop website. This can be done via your webcam, professional equipment, and software connected to your desktop. And you are now able to broadcast gameplay from your computer.
Let’s Facebook explain:
“While it’s been possible for people to go live to Facebook from mobile devices since last year, desktop or laptop computers provide a stable camera setup that can be beneficial to many types of Facebook Live broadcasts — from Q&As to vlogs to tutorials to any broadcast from someone who isn’t on the move.
There will now be a Live button on the desktop status update composer.
Focus on PC game
“The focus of the announcement is clearly on the gaming sector”, commented SocialMediaToday. “Facebook has slowly been nudging into the territory of gaming leader Twitch”.
Till now, SocialBarrel said, “Facebook only had limited gameplay streaming partnerships with Blizzard and a couple of other companies. Prior to this announcement, Facebook had only allowed businesses and brands with Facebook Pages to stream from their desktop.
“With the desktop launch, Facebook is looking to be a ubiquitous broadcasting tool”, TechCrunch commented. When Twitter launched Periscope first in April 2015, Facebook was very quick to to roll out Live. Facebook was also quick to add a Live API for broadcasting from professional equipment. But Twitter only added its Periscope Producer API at the beginning of the week.