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Facebook now allows journalists to send out live video content to users

Facebook Mentions

With the 2016 Presidential elections looming, #Facebook has now decided to open its live video broadcasting feature to journalists around the world, thus giving users a chance to know exactly what’s happening as the events unfold. This was previously limited to celebrities, so it’s good to see that Facebook is broadening its horizons here.

To register, users will have to provide a valid Photo ID and other credentials which will then be verified to grant you access to the feature. Once approved, the videos that are broadcasted live will be saved for later viewing with comments and likes available as well.

All this is possible through an app called Mentions, which as we said, is only limited to those with the approval. But given the direction that Facebook is headed in right now, it won’t be long before everybody gets access to this feature. For the time being, you should be able to find live streams of journalists and other media personnel that you follow/like from your account.

You can sign up for the service from the link below.

Source: Facebook

Via: Wired