Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop livestreaming

Facebook Live adds PC game and desktop livestreaming

Author: Josh Constine / Source: TechCrunch Facebook is taking a swing at Twitch while also one-upping its mobile livestreaming video comp

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Facebook is taking a swing at Twitch while also one-upping its mobile livestreaming video competitors. Today, all users can go Live directly from Facebook’s desktop website via their webcam, stream through professional equipment and software hooked up to a desktop, and broadcast gameplay from their computer.

Previously, Facebook had only allowed Pages to stream from their desktop, not users, and only had limited gameplay streaming partnerships with game developers like Blizzard. There will now be a Live button on the desktop status update composer.

The ability to use streaming hardware and software to broadcast straight to the News Feed could allow creators to add on-screen graphics, titles, and overlays to make their streams more fancy and polished. Here’s a step by step guide to how…

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