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Facebook Users Can Now Live Stream for up to 4 Hours

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Garry Little | 22 July, 2016, 07:39

While those interactive elements are often part of what makes live-streaming fun, it's a welcome move after users complained about seeing reaction emoji and troll comments flying around on screen on hard-hitting videos.

Such a move would mean that iPhone, iPad or Android device users would be able to download their shows onto their device at home, before being able to watch this later wherever they want, even if they aren't connected to the internet.

Live video is becoming a highly competitive feature on social platforms, with companies competing to stream various events.

People and Page administrators on Facebook will now be able to broadcast up to four hours of video with Facebook Live - in both fullscreen and video-only mode.

Users can tag friends for a limited view or can be shared as public.

Viewers will simply have to swipe right on the screen to hide reactions and comments, then swipe left to bring both of those back.

One of the major changes that Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) made to Live is the introduction of a full screen mode that removes comments on mobile devices. The updates being rolled out to Facebook Live are aimed at general users of the livestreaming service.

How popular is the Live Video feature among ordinary users?

In a Wednesday announcement, Facebook said that it has commenced the rollout of a series of updates to its Live video livestreaming platform.

Last month, Facebook announced that users could go live from the face-swapping MSQRD app and utilize different Snapchat-like masks and filters while the video is running.

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