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Facebook flips switch for live video on iPhone app

Published 28/01/2016

The live video option is coming out after nearly two months of testing in the US
The live video option is coming out after nearly two months of testing in the US

Facebook is ready to start broadcasting live video on its iPhone app.

The option to show live video is being turned on Thursday for everyone in the US with Facebook's app installed on an iPhone. Facebook plans to extend the iPhone feature to all 1.6 billion of its worldwide users during the next few weeks.

The live video option is coming out after nearly two months of testing in the US.

The feature will enable Facebook users to share live video of their adventures and other more mundane activities with friends and family. It's similar to the live video app called Periscope that Twitter introduced on its messaging service last year.

Facebook is still working on adding live video to its app for Android devices.

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