Facebook’s Windows 10 app will soon let you broadcast live video from your desktop

Windows 10 users will soon be able to broadcast live on Facebook right from their PCs. The social networking company has begun rolling out the Facebook Live feature for its universal Windows 10 app. This marks the first time Facebook’s livestreaming technology has become available on the desktop.
Spotted by WinBeta, the Facebook Live feature does exactly what people have been doing on mobile: broadcasting live from their tablets or PCs. Its inclusion perhaps isn’t that surprising as the promise of a universal Windows 10 app is that it can work across many devices, so if you have livestreaming in one app, it’ll work on other gadgets and computers with the operating system installed.
Since its release in August, creating broadcasts in Facebook Live was only possible on the company’s mobile apps. Now you’ll be able to do that right from the desktop. And while this is a first for Facebook, it follows along a pattern started at the F8 conference when chief executive Mark Zuckerberg introduced an API that enables developers to integrate their products and services within Facebook Live. Some current partners include Mevo from Tastemade, Vidpresso, DJI Robotics, and Cape.
At March’s Build conference, Microsoft executive vice president for Windows and Devices group Terry Myerson announced Facebook was investing more in universal Windows 10 apps, such as launching not only its core service, but also Instagram and Messenger. Adding livestreaming is an icing on the cake.
There’s no word about whether Facebook Live on the desktop will extend to Macs or Chrome OS in the near future, but it’s something we shouldn’t put past Facebook.

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Facebook’s Windows 10 app will soon let you broadcast live video from your desktop
Facebook’s Windows 10 app will soon let you broadcast live video from your desktop



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