Facebook Live hits Android

Posted on: Wednesday 04 May 2016

One month after launch, Android users can now get Facebook Live.

In April, Facebook announced its new feature Facebook Live, which offers users a dedicated page to find live streams.

A month after its launch this option is now available for Android app users, showing a Live tab in the centre of the screen, where the Messenger tab previously sat.

This move has been made by the social network in a bid to make video a priority this year. Clicking on the Live option brings up a live stream of video, which users can then engage with in real time.

In a blog post, Facebook said: "We've seen that on average people watch a live video more than three times longer when it is live compared to when it is not live."

Facebook Live categorises video feeds to make it easier for users to find the type of content they want, and they can also add these to their preferences. 

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